Provide streamlined management of patient records.
Given the recent uptick in the number of hospitals and medical offices looking to do more with their content as they focus on a shift to more team-based care and patient-centric care, OpenContent Patient Records was created.
Typical types of content associated with patient records include:
- Medical Imaging
- X-rays, CT scans, MRIs
- Surgery Video
- Telemedicine Recordings (huge uptick due to COVID-19 related responses)
- Supporting Content
- Insurance Documents
- Consent Forms
The following new features are now available in the OpenContent interface to enable clinicians even more functionality when working with patient records of all types:
- Timeline View for efficient navigation of patient history
- DICOM image viewing capabilities (Multi-frame and single frame)
- Improved Mobile experience from Tablets and Mobile Devices
Timeline View of Patient Record Content
The primary purpose of storing the medical records for an encounter is the efficient retrieval and navigation of the content. A “Timeline Navigation” component allows for a clinician to quickly familiarize themselves with the patient’s history with a sorted, filterable timeline.
DICOM Image Viewer/Player
OpenContent has always supported scanned PDFs, JPEGs, video and audio viewing/bookmarking and TIF files. The Patient Records solution supports DICOM formats that can be displayed natively within the application. The DICOM file format is pervasive in the healthcare industry, but has traditionally only been available in PACS (picture archiving and communication system) – preventing users that aren’t on-site to access the sophisticated workstations needed to perform diagnostic viewing of medical images. The ability to view these files widens the audience that has access to these medical images in a non-diagnostic setting.
With the nature of healthcare changing as a response to COVID-19, OpenContent Patient Records has been optimized to support an increase in the demand for accessing content away from the traditional clinical setting to be more responsive to the devices being used to access medical content. A clinician on a tablet making rounds can be much more productive if they have access to a patient’s full library of records. The newly designed interface for mobile/tablet users allows for an efficient experience on a touch enabled environment to be able to swipe through a patient’s documents.
Digital Mark-up & Correspondence Features
Other features within the OpenContent Patient Records include:
- Annotations (markup a fluid chart with nurse comments)
- Redaction (preparing to send records outside of the controlled system)
- Correspondence (sending emails out of the system with attachments or links to provider/patient portals to retrieve medical records
Below is a demonstration of the extension of an EHR system to enable a streamlined experience for users working with clinical content.