Henry Ford Hospital taps eHealth Global for medical record services

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Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit has integrated the eHealth Global Technologies’ eHealthConnect medical record collection service with the hospital’s existing EMR solution and PACS.

The Rochester, N.Y.-based company said its eHealthConnect is being used by the transplant, hematology/oncology and neurosurgery departments at the 903-bed tertiary care hospital.

eHealthConnect replaces ad hoc data collection with a systematic method that makes patient medical records available to authorized clinicians. Clinicians make one secure online request to an eHealth customer support team who then collect, digitize, organize, store and secure medical records. Medical records are integrated directly into the hospital’s EMR and radiology images are transferred in DICOM format into the PACS over a secure virtual private network for clinical viewing throughout the enterprise.

All external patient information captured by eHealth Global is transferred to the appropriate subfolder in the EMR, depending upon the type of data (i.e., radiology films and reports, pathology or laboratory results), and image exams are logged into the PACS after a RIS order is automatically generated.