GE Presents Application-Neutral Imaging Repository

 

April 8, 2009
Centricity Enterprise Archive

GE Healthcare now offers a Centricity Enterprise Archive, a platform for application-neutral image management, a standards-based archive that helps manage patient and image data over time and image-enable electronic medical records (EMR).

Centricity Enterprise Archive expands beyond traditional imaging departments, such as radiology and cardiology, to provide a centralized, scalable archive for DICOM objects using DICOM standards for multiple departments or multiple vendor applications. The platform is poised to manage visible light images or other DICOM objects from imaging intensive areas such as endoscopy, ophthalmology, dermatology, and oncology. By leveraging both healthcare information exchange (HIE) and information technology standards and protocols, such as IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) and HL7, Centricity Enterprise Archive optimizes image and patient data management regardless of the type of clinical solution or image source.

This end result is an application-neutral, multi-departmental imaging repository that enables an enterprise to create a longitudinal, single patient jacket for users across a region that includes multiple hospitals and imaging centers. While each facility or department maintains its autonomous clinical workflow, it opens the door to provide caregivers a single point of access to imaging data throughout the interconnected enterprise. This approach is complementary to the implementation of an image-enabled Electronic Medical Record (EMR).

By adding the functionality of an integrated web-based enterprise viewer, Centricity Enterprise Archive provides clinicians and referring physicians with a clinical viewer from the EMR. The result is patient information at the point-of-care, or wherever it is needed throughout the enterprise, for a clinician to more-confidently make critical diagnostic decisions.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

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