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Emergent Connect: Integrative Medical Imaging- Coalescing Radiology and The Cloud
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Mike Spears, EVP, Sales & Marketing, Emergent Connect The need to diagnose and treat patients without effecting harmful side effects has placed an immense responsibility on the medical imaging clinical process. From diagnostics and treatment planning to surgical procedures and follow up studies, it is evident that the clinical imaging technologies are lagging way behind in their sophistication and accessibility. As most imaging modalities have gone directly digital, medical image processing faces a plethora of challenges ranging from large data volumes to a lack of connectivity. This combined with the overwhelming inrush of data today means that image processing and visualization algorithms have to be adjusted. On top of that, the inability of legacy methods to streamline the healthcare delivery operations creates severe impacts in the medical space. Identifying this need, Emergent Connect with its expertise in radiology solutions has designed novel tools to enhance the process of clinical medical imaging.
“We bring to the table, enterprise-grade cloud-based imaging solutions for the healthcare industry by leveraging our expertise and experience in the radiology space,” says Mike Spears EVP, Sales & Marketing at Emergent Connect. The firm is modernizing the space by enabling clinicians to attain clinical productivity at a substantially low cost of ownership. Instituted with the mission to deliver unrivalled technology to the healthcare industry, the firm invests a lot of effort and money toward innovating its technologies and ensures that they are delivered to patients and doctors at the point of care. Emergent Connect’s innovation labs are on a constant drive not only to add value to the radiology space but also modernize radiology components. Identifying the constant evolution in the healthcare landscape, the company is consistently adapting its solutions to remain at the cutting edge of healthcare technology. “We are driven by five fundamental core values—customer centricity, constant improvement, simplicity, reliability and agility,” adds Spears.
"We bring to the table, enterprise-grade cloud-based imaging solutions for the healthcare industry by leveraging our expertise and experience in the radiology space"
Disrupting the Legacy Medical Imaging
Emergent Connect’s ingress into the realm of healthcare delivery can be traced back to when the company launched its first PACS & RIS solution for the healthcare domain. Moving forward with the zeal to position itself among the top players in the market, the firm took on additional challenges of addressing other technology shortcomings within the radiology industry. With this strategy on the anvil, Emergent Connect today provides a one-stop solution for its clients’ evolving needs pertaining to the clinical imaging space with its single platform solution stack. The company’s constant drive to modernize medical imaging workflows materializes with its novel solution stacks—the Exceed PACS and Exceed RIS offering—which are widely recognized in the market.
Our best-of-breed tech-stack enables us not only to offer priority workplaces for radiologists but also bringing the value propositions of AI to the point of care by enabling instantaneous notification of the possibility of a critical positive finding as soon as cases are uploaded into the PACS
Emergent Connect’s innovative single-platform, cloud-based solution Exceed PACS delivers superior medical imaging and advanced workflow management driven by a zero-footprint architecture. Designed with ultimate simplicity and to provide speed, toolset functionality, and performance, this robust platform allows access virtually anywhere, anytime with reliable, single-point access to patient information. Realizing the need for real-time delivery, the firm designs its Exceed PACS to receive clinical images with high-end quality and returns the report in a timely manner.
The company’s robust and cost-effective web-based RIS solution helps healthcare institutions to streamline their workflow and reduce RIS administration time. It also provides a user-friendly interface for rapid access to patient data. Providing a feature-rich RIS with a single view platform the company’s Emergent Connect offers a robust patient data access across the entire organization. This novel RIS platform eliminates the setbacks associated with the legacy reporting systems by increasing patient throughput and reducing report turnaround times.
Heading the Game with Innovation
“We have worked with 65,000 facilities nationwide using our cloud-based platforms allowing the people at the point of care to leverage the benefits of AI in real-time,” says Spears. Emergent Connect’s best-of-breed offerings seamlessly integrate with other medical recording systems such as EMR/EHR aiding electronic data exchange, improving workflows, productivity, and quality of care. It features multiple levels of tailored viewers for the orthopaedic, chiropractic, and radiology-specific practices, which allows the referring physicians to observe all the measurements and annotations within an EMR/EHR. Emergent Connect, with its state-of-the-art solutions, can help its clients to shift to the cloud with ease as they can work with all platforms pertaining to healthcare delivery and EMRs in the market space.
Designed with multi-platform functionality, Emergent Connect’s PACS and RIS platforms are compatible with a wide range of browsers, operating systems, hand-held devices using Android, and IOS/Apple mobile devices. With this system agnostic feature, these simple-to-use tools allow the referring physicians to have an easy browser-based access to all images and reports from multiple sites in a timely manner. They offer secure data transmission along with better integration of patients’ record from multiple sources to helping radiologists in delivering tamper-proof test results at the point of care.
Apart from its capabilities in the radiology space, Emergent Connect establishes its footprints in the cardiology studies leveraging the technical edge of its novel platforms. They are designed with the additional potential to incorporate Computed tomography angiography (CTA) and other advanced studies in the medical care delivery ecosystem with a cloud that can save video clippings. Identifying the varying needs of its clients and the nature of different diseases, the firm categorizes the cases and assigns to the preferred radiologists. The company’s medical imaging tools can route the cases to appropriate radiologists by leveraging their intelligence and ensures the industry-best results. “We design our best-of-the-breed tools to automate the entire process by keeping the human interaction at the minimum level,” says Spears. In addition to that, the firm’s platforms automatically route the cases to another if the allotted radiologist is unable to pick the case at the time.
A Strong Customer Base
Since its inception in 2011, Emergent Connect plays a vital role in healthcare delivery, especially in the medical imaging space by engaging with numerous healthcare centers. Identifying that the firm’s result-driven solutions can disrupt the medical diagnostic imaging operations, several multi-specialty imaging centers which were using multiple imaging solutions that were not cloud-based approached the company. For instance, Emergent Connect engaged with a large chain of hospitals who wanted to disrupt and add value to their legacy EMR. The firm identified their needs and designed a solution that aligns with their requirements. It had also added the audio tape feature to the system for better results. The company was able to integrate with the client’s EMR systems within three weeks, offering them the outcomes.
AI: The Future Game Plan
To further sharpen the edge of its offering in tune to today’s market demands, the company has powered its solutions with novel AI technologies. “Our best-of-breed tech-stack enables us not only to offer priority workplaces for radiologists but also bringing the value propositions of AI to the point of care by enabling instantaneous notification of the possibility of a critical positive finding as soon as cases are uploaded into the PACS,” says Spears. Designed with the capability to eliminate the setbacks associated with legacy EMR platforms, the company’s offerings aid the healthcare institutions to deliver optimum service to patients. By incorporating AI into its value-bound solutions, they successfully exterminated the delay that traditional imaging methods had in producing an accurate diagnosis. Although the company has partnered with several AI solutions providers in this regard, they ensure that no patient data is transferred to these entities.With such an innovative product suite, Emergent Connect consistently adapts its solutions to remain at the cutting edge of healthcare technology considering the dynamic nature of the landscape. The company also engages with healthcare institutions and customizes its product stack according to the client feedback and market trends.
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