Partnership seeks solution to disparate imaging systems

Connected healthcare solutions combine with electronic medical records to provide comprehensive patient insight

Two UK hospital trusts have reinforced their commitment to tackle the fragmentation of patient data with the introduction of enterprise imaging solutions that, for the first time, will bring together patient health data from across proprietary silos.

The systems are set to transform the way in which doctors and other practitioners work together to deliver medical care.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will use enterprise imaging solutions from Hyland Healthcare to ensure all clinicians can access a comprehensive view of patient health data.

Such a holistic approach is considered crucial for the next generation of connected, digital healthcare.

Marcus Thorman, chief financial officer at The Royal Marsden, said: “Following an initial rollout of the product in some key clinical areas, we look forward to continuing to work with Hyland as we expand the use of the product across our hospital sites and start to realise the benefits to our patients and staff.”

Alongside the two UK trusts, Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden and Stichting Isala Klinieken, two Dutch hospitals, have also recently implemented Hyland Healthcare solutions to manage their clinical imaging needs.

These progressive healthcare organisations exemplify the way Hyland’s future-ready, interoperable technology solutions can transform medical imaging and clinical content, delivering the critical information needed to make better healthcare decisions and improve patient outcomes

Darren Ferguson, a customer solution consultant with Hyland’s global healthcare services group, which managed the Royal Marsden project, explained: “The Royal Marsden is a unique customer in the UK as it is the only NHS trust dedicated to cancer care and has a close relationship with the Institute for Cancer Research. This makes interoperability and distribution of imaging all the more important, as the hospital is engaging with outside organisations in this important work.”

Susan deCathelineau, vice president of global healthcare sales and services at Hyland, added: “These progressive healthcare organisations exemplify the way Hyland’s future-ready, interoperable technology solutions can transform medical imaging and clinical content, delivering the critical information needed to make better healthcare decisions and improve patient outcomes.

“The advanced applications also provide foundations for the healthcare institutions to leverage some of the most-exciting emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, 3D medical printing and more.”

Each hospital has deployed a strategic combination of enterprise imaging solutions in their clinical environments, using a variety of Hyland products, including:

  • OnBase, which helps digitise and manage clinical and back-office data to optimise workflows and performance, delivering information within platforms clinicians and staff prefer
  • NilRead, which provides universal viewing for medical images and clinical content via a fully-interactive, zero-footprint referential and diagnostic viewing experience
  • OnBase Patient Window, which unifies all clinical content for easy access and viewing within the electronic medical record

The solutions will also integrate seamlessly with the electronic medical record system at each organisation, including EPIC, Chipsoft, as well as an internally-developed EMR system.

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