Image Viewer Provides Immediate In-Room Consultation
Image Viewer, a module available with HCI Digital Whiteboards, offers clinicians an additional tool for better care. The HCI Interactive Patient Whiteboard has features no other digital whiteboards offer to aid in complete, patient-centered treatment and care.
MediaCare, HCI’s enterprise-wide integration platform, can pull medical diagnostic images directly from a patient’s EHR/PACS image records for in-room discussion and consultation.
Images can be manipulated with common gestural “zoom” and “pan” touches in the same fashion we use gestural touches on a smart phone or tablet. This helps patients better understand their condition and feel more empowered with their treatment plan, and clinicians can rapidly determine next steps right at the patient bedside using Image Viewer as a support tool.
Save staff time by eliminating the need to locate and transport film jackets, make manual notes and return film back to storage – Image Viewer and the Interactive Patient Whiteboard pull up images and clinicians can make notes on the touchscreen digital board which are then recorded in the patient’s EHR.
Providing Clinicians and Families with a Visual Tool to Support Patients
HCI provides the Image Viewer Module with other interactive modules on the Interactive Patient Whiteboard, such as graphical one-touch Pain Reporting and Push Education, to allow clinicians and Nursing staff the tools they need to ensure patients fully understand their care, treatment and associated procedures. With a touch, the Interactive Patient Whiteboard becomes a full screen image of a scan from radiology or other departments to visually illustrate specific conditions. When the clinician or Nurse accesses the Image Viewer, the image appears as an overlay to the Interactive Patient Whiteboard with the patient’s schedule and goals still visible. The ability to view patient scans helps family and caregivers by allowing them the opportunity to see exactly what clinicians see, right in the patient’s room.
Whether the patient has had PET, CT, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound/sonogram or nuclear scans, the Image Viewer:
- Helps clinicians confirm diagnoses and discuss them with their patients.
- Can be used as a part of determining when surgeries or other invasive procedures may be necessary or reducing the need for exploratory surgeries.
- Supports treatment planning, guiding clinicians in the treatment of more common conditions like an injury, cardiac event or stroke.
- Improves patient referral or placement into appropriate areas of care, like an intensive care unit or acute care.
- Can be used to monitor treatment success and changes.
The HCI Image Viewer Module from HCI is another tool in the provider’s toolkit to focus on collaborative, patient-centered care.
Learn more about the Interactive Modules available for HCI Digital Whiteboards and schedule an online or in-person demo to experience how we can help you transform the way you deliver healthcare for better patient outcomes.