Royal Phillips has launched the IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 2.1, the newest incarnation of their cardiovascular image and information management system.
The IntelliSpace Cardiovascular 2.1 allows clinicians a single point of access from virtually anywhere and web-based echo reporting, which can provide quality viewing of echo images. All of this is contained with a Workspace, which includes a cardiology timeline that gives a graphical, chronological overview of a patient’s cardiovascular car continuum. The timeline also contains detailed clinical records that can also be pulled up from almost any place where Internet access is available.
IntelliSpace Cardiovascular can access expanded vendor agnostic web application programming interfaces (WebAPI) to provide easier access to third-party applications. The clinician can have control to EMR data, scheduling systems and any other web-based application they may be using in day-to-day functions. The increased interoperability gathers patient data from multiple sources to streamline workflows, provide more comprehensible patient view, and allow for collaboration in terms of clinical depth instead of being overloaded with information.
The system includes a Cardiovascular Diagnostic Guidance application, which a clinician can use to create rules that define relationships among distinct finding codes, measurements, and other data points. The application operates during echocardiography reporting and warns of conflicts, inconsistencies, omissions, or patterns that could otherwise go unreported or be misreported, and provides the medical professional the ability to review the data before report finalization.
“Now, the cardiologist doesn’t have to search for images and reports from earlier tests or open multiple screens. Everything is presented in a unified view, on a chronologically ordered timeline,” said Wally Wonnink, Supervising Physician on Echocardiography at the Elisabeth – Tweesteden Hospital Tilburg, the Netherlands. “This will give caregivers access to the patient’s history of diagnosis and treatment and can help prevent unnecessary examinations.”