Patients are enabled with tools to share their information electronically with any healthcare provider. Patients can skip a visit to medical records to pickup CDs and paper-copies of their records and share with any provider electronically.
An Antiquated Acquisition Process
A typical process for acquiring prior patient exams will include:
Calling all the patient’s providers
Requesting the patient’s images
Providing proof of patient consent of sharing images
Waiting to receive patient data in the form of a CD.
Providers find themselves needing to manually locate prior studies/exams for patients, which is often provided in the form of CDs. Uploading from a CD to PACS can take up to a full business day, delaying a practitioners’ access to images.
Increasing Patient Satisfaction
Patient Link can be integrated with existing patient portals
An electronic signature for Release of Information (ROI) can be obtained from the patient electronically and automatically update DICOM records for future image sharing
Further automation allows a copy of the signed patient consent to be automatically provided when making electronic requests for exams