Images anywhere they need to be:
ScriptSender’s image sharing solution
Picture it: An ambulatory surgery center. An orthopedic surgeon, about to repair a rotator cuff, wants to review the images from the MRI.
What happens next—frustration and delays or ease and optimal care—depends on what technology is deployed. With ScriptSender, the surgeon can click one icon directly in the patient’s medical record to display the images. No exiting the EHR to login to a different system, then scrolling or searching through all patients, and then finding the report. It’s one click to show the image in the full context of all patient data.
Here’s another picture: The surgeon accesses a secure online portal on her mobile device, clicks a link in the patient’s radiology report, and views images while walking down a hallway.
The aim, for any radiology practice, is to get results directly in the hands of its customer as efficiently as possible. That means easy access to reports and images using the fewest clicks.
But every radiology practice really has two customers: referring physicians and patients. Patients increasingly expect healthcare to function at the same level of convenience as an online environment, with instant access to transaction history, the latest data, and robust information.
“Whether we’re integrating with a referrer’s EMR to send reports directly into the patient’s record, or we’re providing Web Orders, or we’re image sharing with IVIS—it all gets accurate information flowing with as few clicks as possible.”
Imaging providers can address the needs of both customers with an image sharing platform. ScriptSender’s Image View/Image Share (IVIS) module not only provides secure access to images and reports for referrers, on any device, it also enables referrers to send a secure link to patients.
Chris Craft, CEO of ScriptSender, said: “Patients get caught in the middle sometimes. When even healthcare insiders have to work to keep pace with the changes, you can imagine how important it is for a patient to feel in control of their own information. We give referring providers a way to empower their patients, so patients see their own reports and images. Of course, it also helps that IVIS makes CD and DVD burning a thing of the past.”
It isn’t only the time and money saved on burning and transporting images, it’s the reimbursement opportunities claimed for compliance measures. “There are strong incentives in the regulations for giving patients access to data,” Craft said.
Those incentives are designed to address a major hurdle in healthcare: information sharing. Since ScriptSender’s IVIS supports all DICOM-compliant image types and viewing on any platform and any device, it enables care continuity. Primary care physicians, specialists, and referring providers can collaborate in real time.
“Our whole solutions portfolio has a consistent theme,” said Craft. “Whether we’re integrating with a referrer’s EMR to send reports directly into the patient’s record, or we’re providing Web Orders, or we’re image sharing with IVIS—it all gets accurate information flowing with as few clicks as possible.”