Carestream Health launched a new eHealth portal service at RSNA (Radiological Society of North America)' Annual Meeting last week, which will be available in Europe and the United States in early 2011. The new service, which is part of Carestream’s portfolio of cloud-based eHealth Managed Services (eMS), enables healthcare providers using the company’s remote eHealth Archive Services to access data by any authorised user through a simple Internet connection.
The new service provides cost-effective data sharing and collaboration among healthcare providers, imaging centers, radiologists, referring physicians, and other clinicians or staff. Large healthcare institutions with multiple sites can send images and other information to one of Carestream Health’s data centers and use the eHealth portal to enable viewing of patient information by authorised users at all sites. It allows radiologists to perform cloud-based reading of exams using advanced diagnostic tools and to access patient information, including previous exams. The service also allows small to mid-size hospitals, imaging centers and physicians to easily share data between the providers involved in a patient’s diagnosis and treatment and provides viewing of reports and key images for referring physicians, eliminating the need for the expensive an inefficient distribution of CDs. It helps streamline radiology workflows and eliminates obstacles created by outdated technology that restricts radiologist and clinician access to off-site imaging studies.