InterSystems announced their partnership with Olympus Medical Systems, a global leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures. Olympus will use the InterSystems HealthShare platform to improve information sharing across hospital systems, particularly images taken during patient procedures.
In the past, images taken during common procedures, like endoscopies, were stored on bulky external drives, adding to the time spent accessing the images and highlighting patient privacy concerns. By sharing images instantly across a more secure network, physicians are able to improve the quality of patient care by creating a more readily available complete patient care record.
Olympus KE is a next generation software platform offering facilities centralized reprocessing record and image management through expanded connectivity of Olympus devices. Previously, when images were taken during endoscopy procedures, physicians would need to download the files to an external device to be shared with the patient and other providers. By leveraging HealthShare, physicians are now able to seamlessly connect to a facility’s electronic medical record (EMR) and PACS systems to store and share imaging files.
Removing the need to have physical media to share patient health data saves time and gives physicians access to the full patient picture sooner. When integrated with HealthShare, Olympus KE simplifies the process of sharing data, and improves the quality of patient care. There are also fewer patient privacy concerns, as the information is contained in the data archive and is not physically transported through the healthcare facility.
“We’re entering the ‘Golden Age of Interoperability,’ where the solutions offered by technology providers such as Olympus and InterSystems allow hospitals to take full advantage of the promise of information sharing,” said Don Woodlock, vice president of HealthShare, InterSystems. “Together, both organizations are bringing next-generation care delivery to the forefront.”