Image Viewer Provides Immediate In-Room Feedback and Consultation
Image Viewer, a module available with HCI Digital Whiteboards, offers clinicians an additional tool for better care. The touch-enabled Interactive Patient Whiteboard with MediaCare allows Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) scans from a patient’s EHR to be viewed in-room at their bedside.
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. Manipulating the scanned image helps clinicians fully illustrate their discussions with patients and colleagues. Patients better understand their condition and feel more empowered with their treatment plan when they can see what the next steps entail.
Clinicians can consult with colleagues and rapidly determine next steps right at the bedside with the Image Viewer Module. For young children, or individuals with language or comprehension challenges, explaining a treatment or procedure using an annotated scan may help alleviate anxiety for both patients and their family members.
MediaCare, HCI’s enterprise-wide integration platform, can pull diagnostic images directly from a patient’s EHR/PACS image records for in-room discussion and consultation to the digital in-room Patient Whiteboard. Using the on-screen color palette and stylus, conditions can be visually explained with annotation.
Save staff time from searching for and returning film jackets and manually updating charts with digital whiteboards and tablets that save annotated images for later review.
Supporting Any Image Type from the EHR
Whether the patient has had PET, CT, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound/sonogram or nuclear scans, the Image Viewer Module:
- 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.