EHR Interface Improves Patient Care with Automatic Access to Radiology Reports
SAN ANTONIO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sevocity, a division of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI), today announced the release of a free EHR interface to Austin Radiological Association's (ARA) radiology reports. ARA is one of the largest radiological service providers in central Texas and operates 14 outpatient radiology clinics in addition to providing radiologist services to area hospitals.
"Sevocity's interface with ARA underscores Sevocity's commitment to making it easy and affordable for physicians to realize the benefits of utilizing electronic health records. At no cost to our customers, the interface will allow Sevocity EHR users immediate access to ARA radiology reports and avoid information delays common with traditional faxed reports," said Elaine Mendoza, President and CEO of Sevocity and CMI.
Normally, physicians have to wait for radiology results to be prepared and faxed. With the Sevocity interface, physicians will have automatic access to ARA information as soon as the radiologist completes a report. The interface is currently in use by 12 physician practices and more are scheduled to go live in coming weeks. The interface will be available to any Sevocity EHR client who requests it.
"As electronic health records (EHRs) become a more important part of healthcare delivery, it is imperative to incorporate radiology diagnoses into these EHR systems. Sevocity has allowed ARA to quickly and efficiently deliver diagnostic results. Not only does this allow the referring physician to see the reports directly in his EMR system, but ultimately impacts the timing of diagnosis and treatment," said R. Todd Thomas, CIO of Austin Radiological Association.
Sevocity develops, maintains and supports Electronic Health Record solutions (also called Electronic Medical Record or EMR systems) for physician practices and community health centers across the country . Although not a component of the Gateway to Care Project, Sevocity also offers an integrated practice management (PM) solution or free interfaces with other PM providers for clinics that need a complete EHR and PM solution.
Based in San Antonio, Texas, Sevocity empowers physician practices and health centers to embrace electronic health record (EHRs) by providing an easy-to-use, Internet-based electronic health record system. Because Sevocity EHR is an ASP (application service provider) product that provides secure access to clinical information via the Internet, clinics and health centers avoid the expensive upfront capital expenditure and ongoing maintenance costs associated with client/server offerings. For more information about Sevocity, visit http://www.sevocity.com or call (877) 777-2298.
Since 1954, ARA has provided quality imaging services to the people of Austin and Central Texas. ARA operates 14 outpatient imaging centers and also provides professional radiologist services at 15 area hospitals. ARA imaging centers offer everything from mammography to MRI, and specialty centers such as the Women's Imaging Center and Children's Imaging Center (pediatric radiology), which cater to patients' special needs. For more information visit http://www.ausrad.com
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