According to Hopkins, workflow was further hampered as a result of proprietary communications blockages between the different PACS and RIS systems at the two medical centers that resulted in the inability to transmit images and patient information between sites for consults or workload balancing. "Even though the Compressus system has only been live for a short time, this is clearly a very effective way to distribute images and patient reports between sites. Not only have we already seen improvements to our workflow and turnaround on diagnostic reports by enabling final reads at night, the MEDxConnect System was crucial when our RIS went down recently during an upgrade. For more than 15 hours, the network could not generate orders and images were being sent to the PACS as unspecified exams, meaning that they could not be read. The only way we maintained operations was because we were able to push images to the Compressus system, enabling exams to be read and reports generated."
The MEDxConnect System acts as a communications hub, enabling various PACS, HIS, RIS and other data information systems to connect and communicate across the Enterprise. Utilizing HL7, DICOM, and other standards, the System helps control the flow of images, reports, messages, standard patient demographics and other important data for diagnosis and treatment planning of a patient between otherwise independent and disparate systems.
The integrated imaging and data management solution from Compressus is
designed to support a facility's current and expanded workload and provide
an infrastructure for sustained growth. Building the functionality required
for remote connectivity, the system enables users to access diagnostic
images and reports in the existing data stores at each facility, increasing
the level of medical care wh
|SOURCE Compressus Inc.|
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