PLANO, Texas, May 26, 2008 – Seattle Radiologists APC, a regional, high volume, radiology group in Seattle, Washington, deploys Corepoint Integration Engine (formerly NeoIntegrate) to further enhance and integrate their radiology workflow and application environment.
“As a large radiology practice with a growing referring base and increasing volumes of diagnostic readings, we needed an integration platform to better automate the flow of information and replace our costly point-to-point interface approach,” said Thuan Nguyen, Director of IT.
Thuan continued, “Corepoint Integration Engine met an immediate need to integrate our internal applications more robustly and cost-effectively, but also in providing us more control in configuring, testing, and deploying new interfaces within our timelines. We needed to eliminate wait times to implement interfaces through vendors. This is extremely important for imaging practices that read for multiple facilities like ourselves; we need to have control and insight over the flow of information within our workflows.”
In implementing Corepoint Integration Engine, Seattle Radiologists is able to monitor their IT environment with powerful alerting and escalation features that provide real-time notifications for addressing critical application interface issues.
“Our previous point-to-point setup lacked the capability to alert our IT department when connections were down or an interface was encountering issues. With Corepoint Integration Engine’s real-time monitoring and alerting features, we now have the capability to proactively resolve connection and interface issues, even receiving alerts before our partners or vendors identify them,” said Nguyen.
With the Corepoint Integration Engine, Seattle Radiologists is also more competitive with newfound capabilities to connect to referring hospitals and their Hospital Information System (HIS) is the main system in a hospital used by most caregivers. Sends ADT broadcasts to all ancillary applications. The HIS is typically the patient administrative system and order entry system for a hospital. Synonyms:... More and Electronic Health Record (EHR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, April 28, 2008): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conform... More systems, eliminating manual processes and improving turnaround times.
“Corepoint Integration Engine has given us the ability to interface directly with various Electronic Medical Record (EMR), as defined in Defining Key Health Information Technology Terms (The National Alliance for Health Information Technology, April 28, 2008): An electronic record of health-related information on an individual that can be... More, EHR, HIS, and Radiology Information System (RIS) is the main application in an imaging center or radiology department. RIS is used by to store, manipulate and distribute patient radiological data and imagery. RIS are used for patient scheduling, tracking, and imag... More systems, simply and completely. The integrated data exchange approach allows us to send reports electronically, significantly reducing cycle times and raising the level of service we provide,” said Nguyen. Corepoint Integration Engine help set the stage for Seattle Radiologists to adopt an enterprise worklist solution to increase radiologist productivity and more effectively leverage radiologist expertise. “Corepoint Integration Engine enables us to send the clinical data from our referring physicians, clinics, and hospitals directly to the worklist, significantly saving on vendor fees for redundant interfaces and providing us complete control in monitoring the data exchanges,” said Nguyen.
Nguyen concluded, “Overall, Corepoint Health has delivered significant operational value to us with an innovative integration platform that produces immediate results. Corepoint Health’s solutions enable us to meet future strategic requirements confidently while reinforcing our competitiveness and enhance our efficiency.”
“Seattle Radiologists is a leading, innovative diagnostic imaging practice. For over 45 years, Seattle Radiologists has demonstrated their dedication to deliver high quality diagnostic services to their partners. We are glad to be incorporated into their workflows, operations, and strategic plans in delivering integrated data flows and supporting their referring community initiatives. Seattle Radiologists is one of an increasing number of radiology practices to implement our integration platform to gain more control over their environment and increase their effectiveness in the delivery of their imaging services,” said Phil Guy, CEO of Corepoint Health.
About Seattle Radiologists APC:
Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Seattle Radiologists APC, in operation for more than 45 years, provides innovative diagnostic outpatient imaging services to hospitals, clinics and physician practices throughout the Pacific Northwest. www.seattleradiologists.com.