The Pioneer Valley Information Exchange Users (PVIX) can now Access Medical Images, Providing a More Comprehensive View of Patient Records
Rochester, N.Y., January 14, 2016 – eHealth Technologies, the leading provider of image enabled HIE solutions and Baystate Health, one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in New England, are pleased to announce that users of the Pioneer Valley Information Exchange (PVIX) can now access diagnostic quality images for radiology exams that have been performed at six locations across western Massachusetts.
eHealth Technologies’ eHealth Connect® Image Exchange enables physicians and other care providers using PVIX to view images from any connected location on a common, web-based, zero-client diagnostic quality viewing platform — eHealthViewer®. In addition, PVIX users are able to access an HIE-wide worklist that allows them to view two or more imaging studies from different locations in a common image viewing session for quick comparisons, without having to first transfer them into their local PACS.
“PVIX continues to empower healthcare providers in the region with the critical and timely health information necessary to provide more efficient care and to ultimately deliver a better patient experience,” stated Joel Vengco, CIO, Baystate Health. “This partnership will positively impact patients by eliminating the need for unnecessary duplicate imaging exams while reducing the cost of care.”
“Our partnership with Baystate Health will yield numerous benefits by replacing conventional, complex & costly methods of sharing images with a single, automated service provided through the HIE,” stated Gary Larson, Executive Vice President & General Manager, HIE solutions for eHealth Technologies. “By having immediate access to medical images anywhere and anyplace PVIX users will be able to provide faster, more efficient care. Furthermore, including medical images in conjunction with the patients’ longitudinal health record should also enable more clinically-informed decisions.”
About eHealth Technologies™
eHealth Technologies is the leading provider of referral solutions, serving over half of the nation’s top 100 hospitals, including 10 of the top 15 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll Hospitals for 2015-2016, and leading HIEs across the US. The company’s eHealth Connect® solutions enhance patient and physician satisfaction by streamlining care transitions and assuring physicians have the right information to care for their patients. eHealth Connect® Image Exchange enables HIE subscribers access to full diagnostic quality medical records in the context of the patient record and supports the ability for providers to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements. Visit www.eHealthTechnologies.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Baystate Health
Based in western Massachusetts, Baystate Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. Services include an academic medical center, community hospitals, medical practices, home care and hospice and more. Baystate Health has over 900 beds across five facilities: Baystate Medical Center; Baystate Children’s Hospital, both in Springfield; Baystate Franklin Medical Center, in Greenfield; Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield; Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, in Ware; and Baystate Wing Hospital, in Palmer. With more than 12,000 team members, Baystate Health is one of western Massachusetts’ strongest economic engines, delivering over $2.6 billion in yearly economic impact (as of 2009). Visit www.baystatehealth.org.
The Pioneer Valley Information Exchange (PVIX) is a regional health information exchange (HIE) driving quality patient-centered healthcare throughout western Massachusetts and surrounding areas. PVIX powers its collaborative community of hospitals, healthcare providers, and medical practices to provide efficient and accurate care through secure digital and mobile technologies including: lab results and radiology image exchange; secure texting; an e-referral system; and an aggregated single patient record and portal service for patients and providers. Visit www.pvix.org.