GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality Health Network® (QHN), the Health Information Exchange (HIE) providing secure exchange of electronic health information for clinical quality improvement purposes in western Colorado, and eHealth Technologies™ the leading provider of referral solutions incorporating image exchange solutions, announced today they have successfully enabled Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) to share diagnostic quality medical images with healthcare providers across western Colorado.
QHN has contracted with eHealth Technologies to enhance QHN's services to participating healthcare providers. eHealth Technologies' image sharing services enables QHN Participants to access and view their patients' images plus establish online and real time consults between physicians. The images from AVH may be accessed by using a "secure link" imbedded in records within QHN's patient record or by accessing records with the "secure link" delivered by QHN to the Participant's EHR.
"AVH is delighted to be at the table with QHN as partners to link technology with patient care coordination," stated Elaine Gerson, Chief Clinical Officer at AVH. "The ability to link a patient's radiology image and real time cine to the patient's virtual record allows the physician provider to not only review the report read by the radiologist, but see the actual images as well. This will provide enhanced communication between the physician provider and the patient and ultimately will lead to improved quality care. We say that AVH is 'small enough to care, large enough to heal.' Technology such as this is an example of how we live by this motto."
"QHN is pleased to partner with AVH as they lead the way with community-wide image exchange technology in western Colorado. Implementation of these technologies helps improve patient safety and patient care, and can lower costs for all. This effort to make it easier for QHN subscribers to access critical patient information is yet another example of QHN's commitment to efficiently and securely deliver information - how, when, and where it is needed," said Dick Thompson, Executive Director at QHN. "In addition to the many clinical benefits eHealth Connect® Image Exchange delivers, it also helps to reduce the cost of care by eliminating the need for generating, transporting, and importing medical images and duplicating imaging studies. We are excited to also offer our subscribers the ability to not only be able to view their patients' medical images from any connected facility in full diagnostic quality; they are also able to collaborate with multiple clinicians using the real-time common image viewing feature."
"eHealth Technologies is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with QHN to meet the unique medical imaging-related needs that exist in western Colorado," stated Gary Larson, Executive Vice President & General Manager. "Since we have connected over 100 hospitals and imaging centers across the country, we have the expertise to support a wide variety of unique workflows for each community, region or state."
About Quality Health® Network
QHN is a not-for-profit community partnership, located in western Colorado. QHN was established in 2004 to support the adoption of health information technology, provide health information exchange (HIE) services and promote innovative uses of electronic health information and data analytics for improved healthcare outcomes. QHN provides for the electronic exchange of clinical information allowing medical providers access to and retrieval of clinical data to provide safer, more efficient and effective patient care. For more than a decade QHN has been recognized as one of the nations' most advanced HIEs. To learn more about QHN visit www.qualityhealthnetwork.org.
About eHealth Technologies™
eHealth Technologies is the industry-leading provider of referral solutions incorporating image exchange solutions, serving over half of the nation's top 100 hospitals, including 12 of the top 17 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll Hospitals for 2014-2015, and leading HIEs across the US. eHealth Connect® Referral Pathways enhances patient and physician satisfaction by streamlining care transitions and assuring physicians have the right information to care for their patients. eHealth Connect® Image Exchange enables HIE subscribers access to full diagnostic quality medical records in the context of the patient record and supports the ability for providers to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements. For more information, visit www.eHealthTechnologies.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Aspen Valley Hospital
Aspen Valley Hospital (AVH) is a 25-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds—the warmth and friendliness of a small town, and the technical expertise of a major medical center. In fact, AVH is the first Colorado hospital to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network after passing a rigorous review process based on quality, service, and operational criteria. AVH has been recognized with numerous national awards for patient satisfaction and financial stability and holds a five-star rating from CMS. Although orthopedics and sports medicine are a primary focus, a full range of services is offered. With board-certified specialists in 25 difference fields of medicine, the hospital is prepared to care for a broad range of medical issues. AVH is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is a designated Critical Access Hospital and Level III Trauma Center.
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