The Government of Jersey’s Health and Community Services (HCS) Department has contracted BridgeHead Software to implement its HealthStore platform to consolidate all medical images in a central repository.
The company said this will underpin HCS’s enterprise imaging strategy by enabling it to bring together, store and share medical images of all types and formats across its clinical departments.
The initiative is part of the Government of Jersey’s strategic vision to attain Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 7 accreditation – the highest level available – from the Healthcare Information and Management Society (HIMSS).
HealthStore said the implementation should help to improve care, workflow efficiency and clinical productivity.
It will initially focus on radiology before taking in other clinical departments.
HCS digital health and programme manager Paul Morris said: “The HCS team identified a wide range of imaging information that needed to be brought together to provide a true 360-degree patient view. This included images and supporting data from radiology, cardiology, endoscopy, ophthalmology, dermatology, retinal screening, dental clinic, the Diabetes Centre, with integrations to our electronic patient record and electronic document management systems.
“We needed an imaging platform that offered a central repository where any image, regardless of the source application, could be stored in a standard format, and made available to our healthcare professionals, all accessible using a simple and intuitive user interface.”