eHealth Technologies - Unified Approach to Sharing Images and Records

Continuity of care, especially for patients that are transferred between organizations, suffers from the lack of any organized, efficient methodology of collecting and forwarding the required records and diagnostic images required for treatment. Healthcare organizations have been struggling with these problems for many years, and despite all of the digital technology and social media that connects us as individuals, our healthcare system remains broken. Rather than disparate and mostly unconnected solutions for transferring records and sharing images both inside and outside the organization, we desperately need a single, unified solution that will assure timely arrival of records and images to the caregivers that are responsible for the patient’s treatment. This paper will explain the various challenges that compromise continuity of care today, and the package of technology solutions that represents an efficient and affordable solution.

Keywords: 
continuity of care, HIE, record and image sharing