June 2, 2016 — Lexmark International announced the availability of several new and enhanced enterprise imaging and enterprise content management (ECM) offerings. All offerings are designed to help healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) consolidate health data and images, streamline clinical workflows and complete the patient record.
PACS Redefined is a modular suite of software and services that provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). When implemented as part of an enterprise imaging strategy, PACS Redefined can free HDOs from vendor lock-in, break down departmental imaging silos, streamline image-sharing and access throughout the organization, and image-enable an electronic health record (EHR) or other core clinical system. Key components of PACS Redefined include:
- Lexmark VNA (vendor neutral archive);
- NilRead Interpretation Enterprise Viewer; and
- Clario Worklist Management Software.
Mobile for Healthcare Solutions is designed to securely transfer photographs and clinical images captured on iOS devices to a central ECM, PACS, VNA or EHR repository. Integration with Epic's Haiku/Canto is available along with the ability to submit images within Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise's (IHE), Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) profile.
ECM for Healthcare Point-of-Care Capture is an enhanced solution designed to ensure ease-of-use on the hospital floors to accommodate the fast-paced environment of patient care. Health systems focused on value-based care initiatives such as HIMSS Level 7 and workflow optimization will benefit greatly.
Lexmark has also collaborated with Microsoft to outline best practices for the Microsoft Azure deployment of Acuo VNA in a hybrid deployment model owned and managed by the customer. These enhanced cloud capabilities provide HDOs with the flexibility needed to address growing cost and scalability concerns.
"Healthcare organizations have made massive investments in EMR solutions," said Nadim Daher, principal analyst, medical imaging and imaging informatics, Frost & Sullivan. "Access to patient information, however, is still hindered by the disconnected silos of patient content scattered throughout the healthcare enterprise. Lexmark's ability to provide a unified approach for augmenting and optimizing the EMR's capabilities is a major step toward interoperability and availability of healthcare content. The combination of best-of-breed capabilities in Lexmark's healthcare solutions portfolio into a comprehensive HCM platform is the prime example, in today's market, of the IT foundation needed to close the loop on a holistic EMR strategy.”
For more information: www.lexmark.com