“It’s very important to Swedish that the content management solution is user-friendly while providing comprehensive patient information from within Epic.”
Clinical Information Systems, Document Systems Architect
Swedish Medical Center
ECM Solutions for Healthcare
ECM solutions for Healthcare organizations extend the functionality of Electronic Medical Records. By making unstructured information generated outside the EMR accessible by knowledge workers from within the EMR interface, the ability to access critical information and improve patient care increases exponentially. In order to move to a 100 percent electronic health record, healthcare organizations need both the EMR and content management.
Federal Requirements Fuel the Move to Electronic Records
The need for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) in the healthcare industry has never been more essential. With the passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), healthcare providers are expected to maintain electronic health records. As they implement Electronic Medical Records (EMR), many organizations are challenged with information that is not generated by these systems. This medical information comes from external sources, in a variety of formats, and can include health directives, insurance cards, consents, referrals and more.
ECM Extends the Power of the EMR
With unstructured information constantly streaming in, healthcare organizations require a method to capture and process external content and make it part of the electronic medical file. Healthcare organizations process hundreds of thousands of physical documents every month to support their medical records. These records not only need to be available digitally, but they need to be accessible directly through the EMR Environment.
ILINX Connect for EMR
ImageSource has developed a solution to solve core content management needs in healthcare organizations. ILINX Connect for EMR enables content to be captured and the images presented from within the EMR system. The custom ILINX component seamlessly integrates the EMR with the ECM system, allowing users to access all information from within the EMR without having to know how the backend content management system works. Security parameters are inherited from the EMR, so pro privacy regulations are kept intact.
ECM Provides Data Sharing & System Interoperability
With a multitude of disparate systems in almost every healthcare setting, the ability to provide efficient patient care continues to challenge. ECM enables data sharing and system interoperability, improves records management, supports HIPAA and JACHO compliance, and provides improved accessibility through physician and patient portals. ImageSource helps Healthcare organizations gain ideas for leveraging information management to improve patient care and satisfaction.