Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
We've come a long way from handing CD’s to patients to hand-carry to their next appointment. These days, we can use cloud based medical imaging and electronic medical records to quickly and securely transfer information and images to other healthcare providers. Cloud technology has the potential to save untold dollars and hours, but only if we leverage that power. Here are four simple ways that we’ve helped some of our clients realized the need and benefit of implementing an institution-wide imaging enterprise.
The healthcare industry is embarking on a technological upswing. In order for people to use new technology, educating and informing them are usually amongst the first stems. This starts with the proper notice from the proper departments that implementing a new service for sharing medical images electronically for everyone's benefit is being installed. With an online image sharing system, referring doctors can send patient information almost instantly, while receiving doctors can quickly transmit studies to other providers during patient transfers.
When uploading and sharing data, capturing information completely and uniformly is key. Medical image transfers are no different. Custom fields can be used to collect standard information, such as identifiers for organizations in a clinical trial. With a bit of advance thought, custom fields can record pertinent information concisely while reducing manual data entry.
By providing patients with secure online access to their personal health records and medical imaging, it allows them better manage their health status and history and encourage them to take a more active role in their healthcare. This also helps an organization satisfy Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Administrators often want to know who's looking at the imaging data, how often the images are shared, and other statistics that may not interest most healthcare providers. By examining the analytics data for the cloud based medical imaging, administrators can quickly view a snapshot of your organization's activities or drill down to look for trends. Understanding how the organization and network of providers are using this tool, measurable actions can now be taken.
ETIAM is the only provider with a comprehensive solution for sharing, discussion, and decision-making around the images that are critical to making the best clinical decisions. Physicians can not only access and read the images, but with ETIAM embedded video teleconferencing, they can discuss and share recommendations in real-time, from any platform, in any location.