InterSystems Corporation, a provider of software for connected care, and eHealth Technologies, a provider of imaging solutions for electronic health records (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) solutions, announced 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.
In addition to HealthShare, InterSystems products include CACHÉ, a widely used database system in clinical applications, and Ensemble, a platform for rapid integration and the development of connectable applications.
"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 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.
The digital imaging capability will be available on InterSystems HealthShare in fall 2012.
For more information, visit InterSystems.com, and www.eHealthTechnologies.com.