eHealth Technologies, a provider of image exchange solutions and Orion Health, a global population health management and health care integration company, recently announced that they have partnered to enable North Dakota Health Information Network (NDHIN) to provide health care providers across the entire state of North Dakota with access to medical images as a part of the statewide health information exchange (HIE).
eHealth Technologies and Orion Health have signed a strategic partnership agreement that incorporates eHealth Connect Image Exchange into the Orion Health Open Platform, enabling its users to access, view, compare, and transfer fully diagnostic quality medical images such as X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound studies from anywhere they can access the Orion Health platform. Both companies are committed to delivering the critical and relevant health information needed by providers to care for patients when, where, and how they need it.
"The partnership between eHealth Technologies and Orion Health will ensure that providers using NDHIN can access and share diagnostic quality medical images through our Open Platform. This partnership will help us positively affect patients' health by minimizing radiation exposure from unnecessary duplicate imaging exams, while also reducing the cost of care," says BG Jones, vice president of global partner alliances for Orion Health.
Gary Larson, executive vice president and general manager of HIE solutions for eHealth Technologies notes, "Our partnership with Orion Health will allow health care providers to access their patients' images from any external connected facility in full diagnostic quality, on a unified image viewing platform with no software to install, in the context of the complete patient record. Physicians will be able to securely collaborate to make care coordination across multiple facilities more efficient and effective."
Sheldon Wolf, HIT director for NDHIN, also expressed excitement about the physician collaboration that is now possible with an image enabled HIE: "Image-enabling NDHIN will equip our providers with the tools they need to conduct real-time image consultations with other caregivers for a faster and more complete diagnosis and treatment. Being able to quickly connect providers with the information they need in sparsely populated areas will greatly enhance patient care."
Source: eHealth Technologies