Clinical Applications

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Having the latest patient information is not critical, but essential. Every day, Providence St. Joseph Health’s 20,000 physicians and 38,000 nurses rely on multiple clinical applications that help better outcomes for patients. We have a growing offering of clinical applications that we can extend to hospitals and clinics (including implementation, integration and optimization).

Our current offering includes diagnostic imaging, cardiac device management, and PACS. If you’re interested exploring another clinical application for your practice, please talk with us.

Diagnostic Imaging

Whether you’re a large hospital or a one provider practice, we have the tools, knowledge and support to improve the quality of your diagnostic imaging.

The products and tools that we offer include:

  • Full Service Lab Accreditation
  • Echo
  • Vascular
  • Nuclear
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Quality and Ease
  • Audit Ready
  • Quality Assurance Implementation and Maintenance
  • Clinical Staff Development
  • Delayed Status Resolution
  • Audit Assistance
  • Hospital Lab Accreditation

Cardiac Device Management

The cardiac device management system we provision organizes and archives data for cardiac devices across multiple manufacturers and serves as a central repository for a patient’s cardiac information. The system acts as a gateway through which data flows from programmers and remote monitoring websites to a clinic’s Epic Electronic Health Record (EHR). The system is a simplified workflow solution — with bi-directional HL7® integration — to help improve workflow management and save time.

With the cardiac device management system you can:

  • Track, manage, and mitigate device alerts.
  • Obtain reports for programming, trend analyses, follow-up data, rhythm strips, encounters, appointments, and more.
  • Attach documents to any encounter within the system, including PDFs of waveforms from any manufacturer. These attachments are then delivered electronically via an HL7 interface to Epic.
  • Determine whether imported data fields conform to the Implantable Cardiac Observations (IDCO) profile through a standards-driven data display.

PACS

PACS, or picture archiving and communication system, is a medical imaging technology used for storing, retrieving, presenting and sharing images produced by various medical hardware modalities, such as X-ray, CT scan, MRI and ultrasound machines.

PACS has four major components:

  1. Hardware imaging machines
  2. A secure network for the distribution and exchange of patient images;
  3. Workstations or mobile devices for viewing, processing and interpreting images; and
  4. Electronic archives for storing and retrieving images and related documentation and reports.

This medical imaging technology has been widely used in healthcare for years, traditionally in radiology departments. However, cardiology, pathology, oncology and dermatology departments are incorporating images produced by other departments. We encourage you to connect with us to discover if our PACS could be a right fit for your practice.