New York-based Ambra Health, has announced further integration with Epic to enable medical imaging in desktop, mobile, and web applications. These new capabilities utilize interoperability across platforms and enable patients, physicians, and administrators to instantly access medical imaging, when and where they need it. Ambra’s integration with MyChart makes secure, electronic sharing of imaging with patients easier.
“Our new integrations with Epic power more complete access,” Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health. “Providing patients with access to the images in their own health record allows them to be the owners of their own healthcare journeys.”
Ambra has also developed integrations with other Epic applications to offer image exchange across platforms. “The number of incoming imaging studies can be overwhelming for providers. Creating a simplified workflow allows them to focus on strategic initiatives,” says Panner.
St. Luke’s University Health Network uses the new integration capability with Epic’s endoscopy module. At St. Luke’s, endoscopies are performed multiple times each day, and providers wanted to incorporate imaging. Today, thumbnail prints are available in the reports. Images are stored from the procedure by Ambra and then sent to Epic via an HL7 message. “The automated workflow has allowed enhanced security, reduced administration time, and helped to avoid unnecessary errors,” says Elyse Thomas, Lead IT Radiology/Cardiology at St. Luke’s.
The integration between Ambra Health and Epic creates a single sign-on experience to upload or access patient imaging. Using the Ambra AutoFilm Library feature, imaging and associated data are linked with new orders, reducing the manual process of traditional information intake.
For more information, visit Ambra Health.