We enable the IT systems that support your enterprise medical imaging workflows to meet the evolving needs of your healthcare organizations clinical practice, regardless of size or complexity. Timely access to all of a patient’s medical imaging information is a requirement, to improve the quality of care and reduce risk. These demands are particularly acute when clinical workflows must unify physically and technically distinct business entities or clinical departments that employ multiple imaging and archiving systems.

Advantages

Our enterprise workflow solutions synchronize delivery of current and prior imaging studies to the clinical staff that needs them, wherever they reside; and automate the processes that enable the increasingly distributed healthcare organization to:

  • Integrate systems and facilities
  • Improve productivity
  • Increase organizational efficiency
  • Enhance clinical quality and patient care
  • Expand clinical services and patient referrals

Solution Components

Combine and configure Laurel Bridge workflow components to solve your enterprise imaging workflow needs. Automate ingestion and distribution of DICOM and non-DICOM studies, retrieve and share relevant priors, perform HL7 message routing, DICOM load distribution and balancing, and enhance dictation system integration… all among disparate clinical and enterprise imaging IT systems.

Deploy one or more of these full-featured components for a customized solution:

Imaging Workflow Solutions diagram

Standardize Study Identification and Distribution

Ensure critical patient information such as patient ID, demographics, originating location, and study description is normalized to enable seamless ingestion and workflow efficiency.

Move DICOM and Non-DICOM Imaging Studies and Related Data Among Departments and IT Systems

Enable access to imaging studies from any number of sources, and ensure the delivery of non-DICOM patient information, such as reports, EKG’s and nonDICOM images where needed.

Ingest and Deliver from Remote Locations

Efficiently offload mobile and remote location acquisition devices and ensure secure, reliable delivery of medical imagines to any archive or clinical workstation.

Ingestion and Retrieval Across Multiple, Disparate Archive Systems (PACS, VNA)

Provide scalable, federated access and retrieval of a patient’s entire imaging record across any number of disparate clinical archive systems, including integration with an MPI.

Enhance PowerScribe® 360 Reporting Workflow

Improve radiology staff productivity and clinical report quality by automating the insertion of DICOM Structured Report (SR) measurement data into your PowerScribe 360 report templates.

Route DICOM Images Based on Previously Received HL7 Messages

Route current and prior imaging studies based upon order information, such as to support centralized telemedicine, teleradiology or teleICU strategies.

Share Modalities Among Multiple Scheduling Entities

Simplify sharing of imaging resources among different patient scheduling systems and ensure new studies are automatically delivered to the appropriate reading locations.

Fetch Prior Images and Reports from Multiple Archives

Enable distributed mammography workflow, teleradiology workflow or teleICU workflow across merged and consolidated enterprises.

Image Ingestion and Access

Ingest, transform, and deliver medical images between disparate systems and locations.

  • Based on time, schedule, content, orders or events
  • Anonymize patient data
  • Standardize patient demographics
  • Encrypt and compress
  • Integrate with Master Patient Index (MPI)

Image Retrieval and Distribution

Retrieve medical images from disparate systems or centralize archives and deliver to where needed.

  • Support comprehensive fetching requirements
  • Support complex relevancy matching
  • Multiple triggers (worklist, HL7, manual)
  • Standardize patient demographics
  • Encrypt and compress
  • Integrate with an MPI or EHR

Archive Migration and Consolidation

Analyze, plan, and migrate medical images to a new archive or VNA.

  • Control migration throughput
  • Prefetch prior exams based upon work schedule
  • Validate
  • Standardize patient demographics
  • Compress
  • Integrate with MPI

PDF Document Enterprise Imaging Workflow Overview
PDF Document Solutions Overview Sheet
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What Clients are Saying

"PowerTools makes analysis via Excel very handy. The Indexer is my preferred tool to use, as having the data in columns is the best!"
Sawyer ButterfieldMarshfield Clinic
"Since we implemented Navigator, Laurel Bridge's image sharing and priors fetching solution, we have been able to automate and free up at least 95% of a full-time resource for other projects and tasks."
Josh HammondDirector of IT, American Radiology Associates
"We're extremely impressed with the throughput on the Compass routers."
David DonohueDirector, Information Services, Skagit Radiology, Inc.
"Our very busy breast imaging program requires interpretation of images from multiple systems quickly and reliably, but we struggled with disparate medical record numbers and wasted radiologist time fetching previous studies at the time of interpretation. Compass and Navigator solved this problem for us."
Helen S. Sandven, MDMedical Dir. of Breast Imaging, Asheville Radiology Associates
"We replaced all of our other gateways that were configured individually for each client with Compass. The fact that Compass supports and manages unlimited sources and unlimited destinations was the perfect solution."
Jim OesterritterSourceHOV, Louisville, Kentucky
"The Laurel Bridge Software solution enables us to present our clinical team only what they need to care for the patient, eliminating financial waste and simplifying the clinical process."
Dan MarnachDir. of Technology, Avera Hearth Hospital of S.D.
"The Compass workflow solution has revolutionized our Cerner downtime process by reducing the likelihood of human error and saving radiologist time. It has eliminated the need to manually place an order, choose the correct report template and add identifying demographics."
David E. Moore, MDRadiologist, Asheville Radiology
"I always felt that Compass was the strongest point in our CPACS infrastructure and once configured is something I could pretty much just count on working. A great product!"
Gary FelixCardio PACS Admin, Children's Hospital & Med Center, Omaha