Cerner Imaging — cardiovascular, clinical and radiology — delivers imaging data, including multimedia, directly into the EHR, presenting a cohesive patient record to providers.
When data, images and content are available to the care team within the context of the EHR, better care decisions can be made. Cerner Imaging delivers image-enabled workflows to providers giving them the ability to capture, access, view, and share images and imaging data across the health care continuum.
Over 121 years ago Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen produced the first X-ray image of his wife's hand. This famous picture comes with the story of how she reacted to image by saying, "I've seen my death!" How apropos to medical imaging today where we can visualize with great clarity the fragile human body. I often wonder if Professor Roentgen predicted the great success of his discovery. This same stream of thought then leads me to ponder if we too are sitting on one of the greatest opportunities of our time. Medical imaging modalities (X-ray, CT and MRI machines) enjoyed a rapid pace of innovation in the 19th century. The image became clearer, the radiation exposure lessened and data increased. As the software becomes smarter by self-learning (machine learning) from thousands diagnosed images, the next advancements in medical imaging is software that automatically locates and quantifies cancer. It is a very promising future for our sector of the industry if we can navigate through a big shift. As diagnostic services shift from revenue generators to cost centers, we are placed in a very contemplative state where we define how to take advantage of the payment reform to provide value to the broader health care system as it too shifts to meet the needs of the populations they serve.
Provide knowledge driven care, across all cardiovascular venues while reducing the total cost of care through effective chronic cardiovascular disease management. Our cardiovascular workflows provide cardiologists and other care providers automated and streamlined functions across the continuum of care.
Clinical pictures are an invaluable piece of information in effective patient care. Images taken via cameras, endoscopes, ultrasound, etc. are made available within the context of the EHR to the care team. Our clinical imaging solutions within the EHR provides a single source to capture, print, share, store and secure images. This streamlines and increases the value of clinical images for all service lines regardless of what brands of devices used.
Cerner’s market leading radiology solutions are embedded into the EHR and utilize existing enterprise wide capabilities such as orders, scheduling, billing, staffing, and supply chain management capabilities. This prevents having to interface between multiple vendors and allows providers to stay in a single workflow from start to finish. Your organization can streamline departmental operations from registration and order entry to image interpretation and distribution.