Vendor neutral archive to manage pathology and radiology data for enterprise
St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada) is conducting a trial of Carestream’s new Clinical Collaboration Platform, which enables providers to identify, manage and share multi-format, multi-domain and multi-modality clinical data to help clinicians make diagnostic and treatment decisions. The focus of the project is to capture and manage native pathology images within a Carestream vendor neutral archive (VNA) and enable easy access to this information by dermatologists and other clinicians on mobile devices using Carestream’s Vue Motion universal viewer.
“As a teaching hospital we often see patients with complex conditions. Our ultimate goal is to find new ways to enhance patient care. Viewing high-resolution photographic images of skin tumors or rashes is an important integrative clinical tool, and being able to see digital microscopic images of a biopsy by a treating clinician can also play an important role in diagnosis,” said Dr. Victor Tron, Chief and Medical Director of Laboratory Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital, and Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto. “We want to use this new platform to create an efficient workflow that makes these images readily available within the patient record from the EMR.”