Compressus boosts connectivity, interoperability through tools
Compressus demonstrated its MEDxConnect System technology that provides seamless connectivity and interoperability between diagnostic acquisition devices, PACS, HIS, RIS, and their related information systems of integrated digital medical imaging and data management at HIMSS07 in New Orleans.

MEDxConnect Enterprise Integration features the Medical Message Mediator (M3), the Virtual Worklist and the Systems Management Dashboard (SMD).

The Medical Message Mediator (M3) utilizes HL7, DICOM, and other standards and applies them to the various communications protocols and semantics of each information system to control the flow of images, reports, messages, standard patient demographics and other important data for diagnosis and treatment planning of a patient between otherwise independent and disparate systems, the company said.

Essentially, the M3 mediates interoperability between the different applications, creating a virtual integrated information system that adheres to the IHE technical framework.

The MEDxConnect Virtual Worklist is a software product that runs on the MEDxConnect M3 server and leverages the M3 integration capabilities. Centralized worklists with automated routing and single login access are helpful for timely review and interpretation. The Virtual Worklist and M3 enable users to build a flexible system to efficiently manage diagnostic and reporting workflow throughout the Enterprise. This is accomplished through the ability to retrieve and store diagnostic images on DICOM archives, the ability to manage their activities via a patient work list generated from multiple PACS or network systems, as well as the ability to route images to participating physicians based upon any combination of modality, body part, and/or referring physician through rules created by the customer, Compressus said.

Finally, the Compressus MEDxConnect Systems Management Dashboard (SMD) provides overview for monitoring enterprise activities and assists in identifying inefficiencies or bottlenecks in workflow. The Dashboard offers numeric and graphic tools to display workflow operations so that users can find and correct inefficiencies and be proactive in making their facility more efficient.