What You Should Know:
– Butterfly Network today launched Butterfly Blueprint, a system-wide platform that supports scaled deployment of ultrasound across hospitals and health systems.
– Blueprint integrates ultrasound information into health systems’ clinical and administrative systems and workflows. That means clinicians across all disciplines now have a tool that allows them to see and know results sooner to drive better care decisions, efficiency and outcomes. Blueprint options include Caption Health’s AI-guided software, which enables healthcare professionals without sonography expertise to capture and interpret cardiac ultrasound images.
The work of ultrasound. All in one place.
Butterfly Blueprint is complemented with a rich set of optional software and services including Caption Health’s AI-guided software. Caption AI™ empowers healthcare professionals without sonography expertise to capture and interpret cardiac ultrasound images for earlier disease detection and better patient management. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved new technology add-on payments (NTAP) for Caption Guidance™– a designation awarded to new medical technologies and services that are expected to substantially improve the diagnosis or treatment of Medicare beneficiaries.
With Butterfly Blueprint, hospitals and health systems like URMC can rapidly and easily access ultrasound-enabled insights at the point of care through capabilities such as intuitive, mobile-first workflows; 20+ ready-to-use presets for procedural guidance; and device-agnostic software that integrates with non-Butterfly devices, as well as with other clinical and administrative systems including the PACS and EMR. Butterfly probes connect with compatible Apple and Android smartphones and tablets for display and support streamlined information sharing. Blueprint is also supported with Butterfly Academy, an extensive set of ultrasound-specific courses and curricula.
“Deployment on the Blueprint platform is helping us fulfill our mission to put enhanced diagnostic capabilities in more hands and increase access for patients,” said Steve Cashman, President and CEO of Caption Health. “By integrating Caption AI with Butterfly iQ+, we’re expanding diagnostic toolkits for hospitals, health systems, and wherever a patient needs care. The insights provided by a high-quality ultrasound exam are critical for better care and earlier disease detection. Butterfly and Caption are making that vision not just a possibility, but a reality.”