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Streamlined workflow has become more critical as hospitals and clinics struggle to improve patient care, increase productivity of personnel and machines and boost profits. Gaps or flaws in the automated workflow can lead to operator errors, misplaced images and reports, misdiagnosis, wrong medication, underutilization of medical devices, patient frustration, wasted time of medical staff, billing errors, loss due to uncaptured revenue, etc.

MultiTech provides extensive solutions for majority of Healthcare Enterprise workflow that involves Medical Images and Patient Records. We strictly follow the Integration Profile guidelines formulated by the IHE consortium to ensure connectivity and interoperability.

The IHE Integration Profiles, defining logical grouping of workflow, offer a common language that the healthcare professionals and vendors use in communicating requirements for the integration of products. Integration Profiles describe real-world scenarios or specific sets of capabilities of the integrated healthcare systems.

We support the following IHE compliant Integration Profiles

ARI

 

Access to Radiology Information

CHG

 

Charge Posting

ED

 

Evidence Document

KIN

 

Key Image Notes

PDI

 

Portable Data for Imaging

PGP

 

Presentation of Grouped Procedure

PIR

 

Patient Information Reconciliation

PWF

 

Post-Processing Workflow

RWF

 

Reporting Workflow

SINR

 

Simple Image and Numeric Report

SWF

 

Scheduled Workflow

We perform the following DICOM and HL7 based Transactions inside the supported Integration Profiles.

  • Patient Registration

  • Placer Order Management

  • Filler Order Management

  • Procedure Scheduled

  • Query Modality Worklist

  • Modality Procedure Step In Progress

  • Modality Procedure Step Completed/Discontinued

  • Modality Images Stored

  • Modality Presentation State Stored

  • Storage Commitment

  • Image Availability Query

  • Patient Update

  • Procedure Update

  • Query Images

  • Query Presentation States

  • Retrieve Images

  • Retrieve Presentation States

  • Creator Images Stored

  • Creator Presentation State Stored

  • Creator Procedure Step In Progress

  • Creator Procedure Step Completed

  • Print Request with Presentation LUT

  • Report Submission

  • Report Issuing

  • Query Reports

  • Retrieve Reports

  • Structured Report Export

  • Key Image Note Stored

  • Query Key Image Notes

  • Retrieve Key Image Notes

Access to Radiology Information (ARI)
The Access to Radiology Information Integration Profile specifies a number of query transactions providing access to radiology information, including images and related reports, in a DICOM format as they were acquired or created. Such access is useful both to the radiology department and to other departments such as pathology, surgery and oncology. Non-radiology information (such as lab reports) may also be accessed if made available in DICOM format.

 

Charge Posting (CHG)
The Charge Posting Integration Profile specifies information exchange from the Department System Scheduler/Order Filler to the Charge Processor about charges associated with particular procedures, as well as communication about patient demographics, accounts, insurance, and guarantors between ADT Patient Registration and Charge Processor. The Charge Posted Transaction contains some information to generate a claim.

 

Evidence Documents (ED)
The Evidence Documents Profile allows detailed non-image information, such as measurements, CAD results, procedure logs, etc. to be made available as input to the process of generating a diagnostic report either as additional evidence for the reporting physician or in some cases for selected items in the Evidence Document to be included in the diagnostic report.

 

Key Image Note (KIN)
The Key Image Note Integration Profile specifies transactions that allow a user to mark one or more images in a study as significant by attaching to them a note managed together with the study. This note includes a title stating the purpose of marking the images and, optionally, a user comment field. Physicians may attach Key Image Notes to images for a variety of purposes: referring physician access, teaching files selection, consultation with other departments, and image quality issues, etc.

 

Portable Data for Imaging (PDI)
The Portable Data for Imaging Integration Profile specifies the format for writing images and related information on removable media such as CD/DVD. The media must contain sufficient tools for viewing the stored content.

 

Presentation of Grouped Procedures (PGP)
The Presentation of Grouped Procedures Integration Profile (PGP) addresses what is sometimes referred to as the linked studies problem: viewing image subsets resulting from a single acquisition with each image subset related to a different requested procedure (e.g. CT chest, abdomen and pelvis). It provides a mechanism for facilitating workflow when viewing images and reporting on individual requested procedures that an operator has grouped (often for the sake of acquisition efficiency and patient comfort).

 

Patient Information Reconciliation (PIR)
The Patient Information Reconciliation Integration Profile extends the Scheduled Workflow and the Reporting Workflow Integration Profile by offering the means to match images, diagnostic reports, and other evidence objects acquired for a misidentified or unidentified patient (for example, during a trauma case) with the patientís record.

 

Post-Processing Workflow (PWF)
The Post-Processing Workflow Integration Profile addresses the need to schedule and track the status of the typical post-processing workflow steps, such as Computer Aided Detection or Image Processing. Worklists for each of these tasks are generated and can be queried, workitems can be selected and the resulting status returned from the system performing the work to the system managing the work.

 

Reporting Workflow (RWF)
The Reporting Workflow Profile addresses the need to schedule and track the status of the various reporting tasks. Reporting tasks include interpretation, dictation, transcription, verification, comparison, revision, and coding. Workitems for each of these tasks are generated and can be queried from worklists. Workitems can be claimed. The resulting intermediate and final statuses can be returned from the system performing the work to the system managing the work. The system managing the work also makes the status available for other interested systems in the enterprise.

 

Simple Image and Numeric Report (SINR)
The Simple Image and Numeric Report Integration Profile facilitates the growing use of digital dictation, voice recognition, and specialized reporting packages, by separating the functions of reporting into discrete actors for creation, management, storage and viewing. Separating these functions while defining transactions to exchange the reports between them enables a vendor to include one or more of these functions in an actual system.

 

Scheduled Workflow (SWF)
The Scheduled Workflow Integration Profile establishes the continuity and integrity of basic departmental imaging data. It specifies a number of transactions that maintain the consistency of patient and ordering information as well as providing the scheduling and imaging acquisition procedure steps. This profile also makes it possible to determine whether images and other evidence objects associated with a particular performed procedure step have been stored (archived) and are available to enable subsequent workflow steps, such as reporting. It may also provide central coordination of the completion of processing and reporting steps as well as notification of appointments to the Order Placer.

 
 
   
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