The image enabled EHR is at hand. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) can provide the full medical history of an individual from lab reports, to blood tests, to past surgeries, and much more. Yet most EHRs still only display text-based radiology reports, and not the actual diagnostic images themselves. It means physicians are often only getting half the picture —they’re missing the opportunity of having a patient’s diagnostic imaging immediately at their fingertips.
With increased adoption of EHRs, and the advent of Meaningful Use, healthcare providers are seeing significant benefits of image enabling them, to improve productivity and patient care. Leading providers today are seeing powerful benefits, including enhanced interoperability, improved time to care, reduction in redundant imaging, and even acceleration in referrals.
In this practical guide, Ambra provides best practices on how to bridge the gap between the EHR and image management systems, with guidelines into how imaging can be made available directly from within the EHR.