Product Overview

For Chief Information Officers who need a unified view of patient images and documents to inform  critical treatment decisions, Centricity* Clinical Archive Solution 1 helps them save time and lower costs.

It’s a standards based solution that intelligently weaves together a longitudinal view of patient data from different vendor systems and expands access through a web-based, zero footprint viewer. As a result, Centricity Clinical Archive delivers clinical insight at the point of care helping reduce unnecessary tests and optimize total cost of ownership.

Unlike vendor neutral archives that only support departmental DICOM consolidation, Centricity Clinical Archive helps providers streamline enterprise-level and community-wide collaboration through a breadth of interoperability standards, including IHE-XDS, HL7, and EMPI. Its native tag morphing capability can help CIOs overcome limitations and variances of multi-vendor PACS systems to optimize image sharing and workflows. It also offers a choice of virtual server deployment to save data center space, enables disaster recovery by connecting to cloud storage, and enhances reliability with standardized configurations. Rather than forcing customers to custom-build their own solution with the complexity of multiple vendor relationships, GE Healthcare delivers a “360° Go-Live Experience.” 


1-Centricity Clinical Archive includes the following product components: Centricity Enterprise Archive, Universal Viewer ZFP, Caradigm eHIE, Centricity Clinical Gateway, NextGate MatchMetrix EMPI, PACSGEAR PacsSCANTM

Structured for multi-level adoption

Structured multi-level adoption

Centricity Clinical Archive provides both a robust, multi-level vendor neutral archive (VNA) and a core platform for seamless image exchange.

Benefits

Centricity* Clinical Archive offers a powerful, multi-ology, vendor-neutral solution that:

  • Helps lower cost by unifying imaging and clinical IT infrastructure – Centricity Clinical Archive’s information repository helps remove redundant departmental archives and helps lower the IT infrastructure footprint.  Native DICOM tag morphinghelps overcome the limitations, inconsistencies and variances in the implementation of the DICOM standard across multi-vendor PACS systems to improve standards based sharing of images and workflows across the enterprise. 
  • Helps improve operational efficiency – Centricity Clinical Archive ’s information repository and Information Life Cycle (ILM) management tools help reduce the operational overhead of maintaining disparate IT systems, as well as reduce training costs allowing CIOs and IT directors to get more predictable operational costs.
  • Helps foster informed decision making – Centricity Clinical Archive enables access to a more comprehensive patient health records within the EMR.  This critical access helps care providers make more informed decisions. Its dynamic tag morphing capabilities helps CIOs overcome limitations and variances across multi-vendor PACS systems and seamlessly present enterprise wide imaging studies within the preferred reading environment helping radiologists make fast, more informed decisions. 
  • Helps improve productivity – With ubiquitous access1 to a patient’s clinical information and a highly intuitive web viewer that makes it easier to search and access relevant information, care providers are able to increase productivity.
  • Helps reduce unnecessary exams & patient transfers – Centricity Clinical Archive helps enable access to historical clinical information across the network (including radiology exams and reports).  This full access helps physicians make more informed decisions before requesting additional imaging procedures and/or patient transfers.

 

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Features

Centricity* Clinical Archive consists of a suite of products and services designed to provide an end-to-end solution to our customers. 

The solution consists of

  • A multi-ology, multi-site clinical content repository that enables consolidation of IT infrastructure for archiving and managing unstructured medical content (images, reports, documents etc.) using industry standards (DICOM, IHE-XDS).
  • A non-diagnostic zero footprint viewer, supporting industry standards like DICOM and IHE-XDS for anywhere, anytime1 access to patient images and documents.
  • An IHE-XDS registry that allows external systems to access patient record in a standards compliant manner.
  • Dynamic and static tag morphing capabilities as part of the repository to manipulate content of DICOM tags in a study during archiving or retrieval.
  • Image lifecycle management helping easily create, modify and implement rules to govern the management of imaging studies across the enterprise. 
  • A master patient index to link patient records across network boundaries.
  • A messaging interface engine to combine workflow systems like HIS and RIS to update information repository and keep information consistent across systems.
  • A device interface engine to connect non-standard devices and systems to store data in the repository in a standards format.

The service offering includes

  • Solution consulting – Assess the current status and future needs including number and type of departmental systems, IT infrastructure, and processes to provide recommendations for long term sustainable data management and sharing.
  • Implementation services – Professional services to help interface existing departmental IT systems from various vendors with the central clinical information archive, ensuring regular consolidation of information (DICOM & non-DICOM). This service also includes the ability to merge the enterprise viewer with the EMR application, helping to provide a consistent single view of patient information.
  • Data migration services – A onetime service to migrate and link existing historical data from the departmental systems to the central information archive.
  • Project management – Professional services to manage the overall implementation of the project to help ensure on-time delivery and help you exceed your quality goals.

Roles-Stakeholders

Centricity* Clinical Archive helps improve healthcare system efficiency  and helps provide greater access to patient records through a standards-based clinical information management solution.

For CIO and IT directors

  • Shrink total cost of ownership by helping reduce inefficiencies of maintaining multiple IT infrastructures.
  • Improve image access from EMR and health information exchanges to help support Meaningful Use requirements.

For physicians and clinicians

  • Helping facilitate faster, more informed decisions by accessing relevant images and reports when and where1 needed.
  • Helping avoid unnecessary scans by accessing enterprise wide images and reports at the point of care.

For COOs

  • Leveraging cloud-based services to lower capital investments.
  • Fostering care collaboration with referring physicians to help improve physician satisfaction.

 

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