'Ikazia was attracted to Carestream's Clinical Collaboration Platform'

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story highlights: 
  • Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam has signed a full Clinical Collaboration Platform contract with Carestream Health. 

  • The new system lets those providing, managing, receiving and reimbursing care at the hospital access the clinical images they require from a single, unified platform, using the preferred device and application for each workflow and setting.

  • 'Ikazia was particularly attracted to Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform as it is a powerful enterprise image data management solution that has been designed to make critical patient images and data easily accessible to all stakeholders who collaborate in the continuum of care – referring physicians, specialists, IT and business administrators – payers as well as patients’ says Rob Kievit, General Manager at Ikazia Hospital, in The Netherlands.

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - (HealthTech Wire / News) - Ikazia Hospital in Rotterdam has signed a full Clinical Collaboration Platform contract with Carestream Health. The facility, which opened in 1968, employs approximately 1,300 people in a range of departments, including radiology, cardiology, physiotherapy and gynaecology. In support of its commitment to provide the highest quality care, Ikazia puts a firm focus on interconnectedness and collaboration. The new five-year agreement with Carestream will help the hospital achieve this.

‘Ikazia was particularly attracted to Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform as it is a powerful enterprise image data management solution that has been designed to make critical patient images and data easily accessible to all stakeholders who collaborate in the continuum of care – referring physicians, specialists, IT and business administrators – payers as well as patients’ says Rob Kievit, General Manager at Ikazia Hospital, in The Netherlands. ‘Within our enterprise it delivers the clinical data needed for seamless collaboration and improved care’.

The new system lets those providing, managing, receiving and reimbursing care at the hospital access the clinical images they require from a single, unified platform, using the preferred device and application for each workflow and setting. As well as using the system to capture, view, manage, store and exchange information from and between all hospital departments, staff can use it to share data with other healthcare institutions in the region, with whom Ikazia collaborates.

‘We make good use of the collaboration module of our Clinical Collaboration Platform’ says Jannes Aman, Hoofd Ondersteunende Diensten. ‘This includes a number of different use cases such as: to request a second opinion, to share specific exams within a community of healthcare specialists, to share modalities such as PET CT and to integrate with the regional XDS registry.’

‘We also want to empower patients and involve them in their own healthcare decisions,’ adds Aman. ‘By using the patient portal functionality we can give them access to their medical images, data and reports. They may then also share their medical documents with others via an intuitive and easy-to-use system that they can trust is safe and secure, and which complies with all applicable Dutch privacy and consent standards. This is allowing us to increase patient satisfaction, and without the need for additional IT support’.

Since the system is modular, the hospital was able to integrate it into its existing IT ecosystem with minimal disruption. New modules have enabled the enterprise-wide structured acquisition of any type of multimedia clinical data, including zero footprint web acquisition, integrated acquisition from the EPR, acquisition for modalities outside radiology and acquisition from mobile devices. All clinical data will be stored in a centralised clinical data repository – a true Vendor Neutral Archive. Another key module permits enterprise-wide data distribution using a single embedded, zero footprint HTML5 universal and multimedia platform viewer that is fully integrated with Ikazia’s EPR. Authorised users can use this to access any type of patient multimedia clinical data from inside or outside the hospital, using any type of device – only a web browser is needed.

As the new platform offers standards-based solutions onsite and as cloud-based services, it will ensure both cost effectiveness and future proofing for the hospital. ‘Carestream’s cloud ensures we are protected against obsolescence by using the latest technology and infrastructure and providing a flexible and scalable platform for future growth, that is ready for analytics,’ says Kievit. It should also reduce Ikazia’s TCO and IT overheads because, with minimal interfaces and integrations, and a centralised configuration and management system, the new solution simplifies deployment and maintenance.

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Source: HealthTech Wire

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