The healthcare industry has finally entered the digital age. Most healthcare providers have implemented electronic health records (EHRs) and rely on these core clinical systems as a comprehensive source for all patient information. However, most EHRs do not capture medical images (e.g. x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds) and unstructured content (e.g. outside records, referral letters, consents).
Healthcare providers address this issue by implementing enterprise imaging and enterprise content management (ECM) systems. However, enterprise imaging and ECM systems typically require separate viewing applications to allow users to open medical images or clinical documents associated with a patient record.
Multiple viewers hamper an organization’s ability to provide quality patient care because they:
- Disrupt clinical workflows
- Make it impossible for a clinician to get a single view of patient content
- Drain financial and administrative resources
Lexmark Healthcare has come up with a better way.
One viewer for all patient content
The Healthcare Content Management (HCM) Viewer from Lexmark Healthcare provides clinicians with seamless access to all patient-related content – including content from ECM systems, vendor neutral archives and XDS registries/repositories – within the context of the EHR.
The HCM Viewer is the first solution to connect clinical content from ECM with medical images from enterprise imaging systems for one viewing experience. As part of Lexmark Healthcare’s HCM strategy, this powerful, integrated viewer incorporates multiple forms of content in a meaningful way to support the emerging patient-centric model.
Built with clinician workflow in mind, it connects caregivers with the full patient picture they need to improve clinical decision-making, while reducing excessive navigation.