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5 ‘Must-Haves’ in a Cardiovascular Information System


 

Written by Hitachi Healthcare Americas | December 2020

 

The focus on improved outcomes and the implementation of value-based payments are two critical factors driving hospitals to migrate to cloud-based technology. Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) promise to simplify image and data sharing, cut costs and help physicians provide better care.

But what, exactly, is a “cardiovascular information system?” To better understand this technology, let’s take a look at Hitachi’s VidiStar. It’s an example of a highly rated platform that streamlines clinical workflow to enable efficient, accurate and cost-effective:

  • Image management.
  • Structured reporting.
  • Advanced analytics.

Physician using tablet

VidiStar is a “multi-modality” CVIS, which means patient studies can be stored, searched and managed, regardless of modality (or manufacturer). This includes online click reporting designed for echo, nuclear, vascular, and general ultrasound and other modalities. VidiStar also interfaces bi-directionally with existing EHR systems for easily accessible information.


Dr. Braden quoteDrilling down to the specifics

Providers often use VidiStar as a benchmark when comparing image management and reporting systems. The reason? VidiStar delivers on the “must-haves” most – if not all – hospitals require, including: 
 

1. Easy-to-use customizable templates: 

  • Templates can be customized to fit your unique workflows. 
  • Point-and-click reporting with drop down menu selections, auto-population of measurements and streamlined EMR distribution streamlines workflows. 
     

2. Remote access: Value-based imaging and reporting enables streamlined patient diagnosis by providing all clinicians with instant, secure access to images, reports and data – any time – from anywhere. 

In the wake of COVID-19, remote and mobile access will continue to be a “must-have” for physicians, specialists and entire care teams. A recent survey of VidiStar users revealed that: Remote access is either “important” or “very important” to 93% of physicians. 

Physician using laptop
 

3. Data mining: 

  • Platform capabilities provide business development opportunities for hospitals at a patient level. 
  • Advanced analytics and data mining are especially relevant to cardiology given the growing prevalence of cardiovascular disease and related health conditions.
  • The need to provide meaningful and actionable data is key to:
    • Tracking disease states and monitoring patients.
    • Addressing increased cardiology procedure volumes.
    • Leveraging revenue model changes.


4. EMR integration technology: Integrates clinical documentation with images stored via multiple standard formats.
 

5. VidiStar Enterprise Viewer enables:

  • Interfacing with a wide range of diagnostic imaging systems in a quick, cost-effective manner.
  • Viewing, reporting, and analysis on all cardiology specialties in a single application.


The VidiStar platform provides highly customizable infrastructure for multi-modality viewing, reporting, and analytics while interfacing with your existing IT systems for one seamless solution. To find out more about VidiStar’s advanced features, download our whitepaper