HIMSS 2018 Recap

What do medical images, Google, Amazon, EHRs, and patient portals have in common? They were all a key part of Ambra Health’s HIMSS 2018 initiatives that focused on #interopdoneright and improved patient care.

On the first day of the show, Ambra was excited to announce a stand-alone patient portal feature and two new partnerships with leading EHRs.  The new patient portal allows providers to offer patients direct access to their medical imaging through a secure, HIPAA-compliant, online portal.  Patients can securely log-in to their profile online to access their current results or any prior medical imaging studies. From a patient perspective, 80% of healthcare consumers expressed interest in receiving access to both the diagnostic imaging and a radiology report after tests, according to a study conducted by Ambra Health.

For a sneak peek of what Ambra looks like, check out Ambra Health CEO, Morris Panner’s, interview with Amazon Web Service’s Start-Ups on Air Channel here.

And for providers faced with increased regulatory mandates to maintain comprehensive patient records within the EHR system, there are significant benefits in productivity and delivery of better patient care if diagnostic imaging is deeply embedded into the administrative workflow. drchrono and Modernizing Medicine’s EMA™ for Orthopedics are among the latest EHR platforms to integrate with Ambra medical imaging solutions, providing more streamlined access to view and order imaging directly from links within the patient record.

Ambra Health on with other Google Cloud PartnersOn Wednesday, Ambra Health CEO Morris Panner spoke on Google Cloud’s Partner Forum along with the CEOs of Kanteron and Imagia where he discussed AI, imaging, the future of healthcare, and Ambra’s Solution Directory for Developers.

In fact, you could say AI was everywhere this show. EnvoyAI, Ambra Health, and TeraRecon announced they were delivering the first end-to-end AI strategy. The partnership will enable healthcare providers to immediately implement an AI strategy through an Ambra image exchange workflow with access to the entire portfolio of AI algorithm solutions available on the EnvoyAI Exchange, leveraging their current PACS system or the full range of TeraRecon viewers.

Now, what about those sessions we told you not to miss? We listened to leaders from Stanford Children’s Health, Dr. Safwan Halabi, Medical Director, Radiology Informatics, and Lisa Grisim, Vice President & Associate CIO, share perspectives from both the clinical and IT side. They laid out the depth and complexity of a world-leading health system and how imaging drives so many workflows across different ologies, facilities, and use cases.

Phew, that was a lot to share! If you’re more of a viewer than a reader, check out Morris Panner’s interview with #CommonWellTV below where he highlights why Ambra is proud to be a CommonWell member and what interoperability initiatives they have been working on.

Catherine Slotnick, Marketing Manager

About Catherine Slotnick

Catherine Slotnick is a passionate healthcare marketer with a deep interest in the latest & greatest in the Health IT space. As Ambra Health's Director of Marketing, Catherine primarily focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership content in the radiology and informatics space. Catherine graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Psychology & Art History. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking and petting dogs that aren't hers.

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