InterSystems HealthShare Strategic Informatics Platform to Gain Instant Access to Diagnostic-Quality Images, Supporting Meaningful Use Stage 2 Criteria
New York, NY — October 15, 2012—InterSystems Corporation, a global leader in software for connected care, and eHealth Technologies, a leading provider of imaging solutions for electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) solutions, announced today a partnership to provide single-click access to diagnostic-quality images such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasounds via the InterSystems HealthShare® strategic informatics platform. HealthShare is currently used by hospitals, integrated delivery networks, and regional and national health information exchanges worldwide.
“eHealth Technologies shares our vision for connected care by empowering healthcare providers and physicians with secure, timely access to all patient data, including diagnostic-quality PACS images. Digital images are an essential element of the patient record, and we are thrilled to partner with eHealth Technologies to provide this capability to HealthShare customers worldwide,” said Dominick Bizzarro, Global Business Manager, InterSystems HealthShare.
External images that traditionally take hours or days, if retrievable at all, are typically hand carried by patients, couriered on problematic CDs, or sent via large file transfers. Using eHealth Technologies’ eHealth Imaging Solutions, images are delivered along with results, enabling care providers single-click access to seamlessly view and collaborate using a secure, diagnostic-quality, zero-footprint, Web-based application. In addition, emergent image delivery will support emergency care providers by providing images prior to report generation — a leading-edge capability that will drastically reduce the time-to-care in the most vital situations.
“We are thrilled to be working with InterSystems to further improve care for patients,” said Ken Rosenfeld, President of eHealth Technologies. “Imaging is a vital piece of the patient record that has typically been difficult and very expensive to share, and not linked to the systems clinicians use on a daily basis, leading to repeat tests which are not only expensive for patients and payers, but expose the patient to unnecessary radiation exposure. The importance of embedding image access within electronic health record (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) systems is further supported by the Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria.”
The digital imaging capability will be available on InterSystems HealthShare in fall 2012.
InterSystems Corporation is a global leader in software for connected care, with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 25 countries. InterSystems CACHÉ® is the world’s most widely used database system in clinical applications.InterSystems Ensemble® is a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications. InterSystems HealthShare® is a strategic healthcare informatics platform for information exchange and analytics within a hospital network, and across a community, region or nation.
InterSystems’ products are used by thousands of hospitals and laboratories worldwide, including all of the top ten hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated byU.S. News and World Report.
About eHealth Technologies™
eHealth Technologies is a leading referral management and diagnostic image exchange service provider, serving over half of the nation’s top 100 hospitals and leading health information exchanges (HIEs), including 13 of the top 17 hospitals selected to the prominent Honor Roll of the Best Hospitals from the 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report. The company’s services include eHealth Referral Solutions™ and eHealth Imaging Solutions™. These solutions utilize innovative health information technology to access medical records, pathology slides and diagnostic images in any format, and then securely deliver them in a digital format to improve continuity of care. Visit www.eHealthTechnologies.com