3 Ways of Having More Engaged Patients

EmpoweredPatients


Usually the idea of patients controlling their own medical images strikes fear into the hearts of medical care professionals. Patients can jump to rash conclusions based off of their images, before even speaking to their medical care provider. While it may be controversial as to who should own medical images, the truth is having engaged patients will improve medical outcomes.

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Topics: medical imaging, medical images, patient care, patient image portal, patient medical images, patient images access, patient access, patient images

Would you buy a house without seeing it first?

Buying a house is serious business and so is healthcare. Learn how an EHR without medical images is like buying the house without seeing it first.


 

When was the last time you made a large investment without knowing what it looked like? Before committing to a house, boat, car, or pet, most people need more information before making a decision.

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Topics: EHR + Medical Images, ehr integration, cloud pacs, cloud medical imaging, medical images

EHR-PACS Integration: What we have here is a failure to communicate

EHR-PACS Integration: Why we're struggling to connect healthcare records and medical images

Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Picture Archive and Communication Systems (PACS) have followed very different paths resulting in structures that inherently don’t play well together. In fact, the original development of the first EHR and PACS were separated by over twenty years and several technological generations.

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Topics: EHR + Medical Images, medical images, EHR + PACS, EHR, ehr-pacs integration, PACS

4 reasons why patients should own their medical images

Why patients should own their medical images?

Despite doctors reluctantly providing medical images directly to patients - there is a real need for patients to insist on access and control of these images. After all, the patient is the central hub for all of the images, records, diagnoses, that relate to him or her. So, it is completely logical that the patient would be THE appropriate repository for all information related to her own medical history. Otherwise, her medical record may be incomplete which may impact prescribed treatment.

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Topics: medical images, Purview, Purview Blog, patient medical images, patient access

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