Road to HIMSS 16: Interoperability, Automation & Data Access
By Paul Atkinson, Marketing Community Manager, Intelerad
Perhaps unsurprisingly, as we lead up to HIMSS 2016, we’re continuing to hear about the need for greater systems interoperability in healthcare. As such, we’re looking forward to attending the conference and demonstrating how InteleOne® XE can help overcome interoperability challenges by connecting to disparate repositories across the imaging ecosystem to create a cross-enterprise workflow for radiologists.
Released this past autumn, InteleOne® XE is the latest version of our cross-enterprise imaging solution, which equips radiologists with a single, unified worklist and diagnostic viewer that provides access to patient images and reports that are stored across the enterprise’s disparate RIS, HIS, EMR, PACS and VNA systems. This allows clinicians to provide higher quality care in less time while improving collaboration amongst colleagues.
Using automation to enhance case distribution
By connecting each radiologist within the organization to the entire imaging ecosystem, InteleOne XE opens up new possibilities regarding how clinical data moves across the enterprise. For example, when coupled with Intelerad’s Assignment Engine, the solution enables automated case distribution based on pre-set criteria such as subspecialty, location or workload.
Bringing the health enterprise closer together
The solution also transforms how enterprises manage aspects of radiology, such as peer review. Whereas in the past or in other solutions, these were managed by each individual site, they can now be managed across a network of sites. This is highly beneficial in a number of ways, for example when a subspecialty case needs to be reviewed but the most qualified radiologist for the case is based at a different site.
By allowing clinical information to be shared across multiple sites, InteleOne XE allows imaging organizations to engage subspecialists regardless of where they are based – this could be a different city, or even on the other side of the country. It also means that radiologists can read for multiple sites across the enterprise, provide subspecialty coverage to multiple facilities, accommodate after-hours shifts, and read from home.
Better access to data leads to better results
With greater access to clinical data, radiologists are provided a greater view of prior results, providing a richer patient context from previous episodes of care. For example, InteleOne XE’s master patient index helps end users to locate patient images and reports that are stored in different repositories across the enterprise. Providing this comprehensive view of the patient’s records not only saves time, but eliminates the need for and the cost of repeat imaging exams, and ultimately leads to better clinical outcomes.
Over the past seven years, we’ve deployed InteleOne to a number of customers, and have seen some amazing results. In addition to facilitating enterprise growth, the ability to access information across the enterprise has seen substantial increases in individual and enterprise performance, as well as improving the quality of healthcare that’s delivered to patients. All this, while helping customers derive more value from their existing imaging infrastructure.
If you’re interested to learn more about the offerings that we’ll be showcasing at HIMSS, visit http://www.intelerad.com/himss.