Ambra enables 2 EHR vendors to add images to records

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Ambra Health has increased the number of electronic health records systems with which its cloud-based medical imaging suite integrates, announcing the launch of embedded integrations with systems from drchrono and Modernizing Medicine.

New York-based Ambra already enables integration with EHRs from Epic and athenahealth.

EHRs typically only display text-based radiology reports and not diagnostic images. That provides only a partial record of patient information, and possibly can cause providers to fall short of regulatory mandates to maintain comprehensive patient records and it inhibits productivity and the delivery of better patient care, Ambra contends.

drchrono provides a technology platform and medical billing service that streamlines the administration and delivery of care for healthcare providers. The integration drchrono with Ambra technology will enable physicians to have one-click access to patient records and imaging, launching the Ambra FDA-cleared medical image viewer directly from the drchrono EHR patient jacket.

Ambra technology is also seamlessly interfaced with Modernizing Medicine’s EMA, the specialty-specific EHR system in the modmed orthopedics suite that also includes practice management, analytics and more. Imaging now can be accessed directly from within the patient record.

“Providers and software vendors alike are tackling interoperability and medical record access with a new sense of urgency,” says Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health. “Patient medical records are complex documents, and medical imaging is a particularly critical piece of the puzzle. The cloud has been a key technological innovation for the storage of large imaging sets and easy access for patients and providers alike.”

Ambra also launched a new capability that enables providers to offer patients direct access to their medical imaging through a secure, HIPAA-compliant, online portal. Patients who have had imaging done at a facility that has deployed the new Ambra Patient Portal would automatically receive an alert after their medical imaging studies are available. Patients can then securely log-in to their profile online to access their current results or any prior medical imaging studies. Images can be viewed, downloaded and shared directly from the portal.

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