Medstreaming, a leading developer of PACS/ Structured Reporting/ Electronic Medical Records/ Practice Management solutions, announced the appointment of Keith Fujioka as vice president of clinical services. Fujioka will further support Medstreaming’s leadership position in Vascular IT solutions and help expand its offerings to provide digital educational services fully integrated into the Medstreaming hospital and office-based workflow applications and “All in One” informatics system.
“Medstreaming will provide clinical vascular services and accreditation consulting services for health care institutions in the USA and worldwide, with a focus on the cardiovascular and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) management and prevention,” said Wael Elseaidy CEO, Medstreaming. “Keith comes to Medstreaming with a very well respected history in the vascular community where he is known for his leadership in vascular education and his expertise in vascular operational services. Adding Keith to the Medstreaming team further establishes us as a leading developer of vascular solutions worldwide and demonstrates our commitment to this very important clinical community.”
Prior to Medstreaming, Fujioka was president and CEO of Pacific Vascular, Inc. where he spent 17 years. A well-known clinical educator, Fujioka is a registered vascular technician (RVT) who has authored numerous papers, presentations, and articles throughout his career. He has been a member of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the Society of Vascular Ultrasound where he has been a past president. Fujioka received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle.
“I am looking forward to working with the very talented team at Medstreaming and helping to expand its Vascular IT solutions and digital education efforts,” said Fujioka. “We will continue to expand our product offerings using solutions that improve workflow efficiencies. Medstreaming’s information technology can be customized to the needs of individual healthcare facilities. This is a key competitive differentiator as the vascular clinical environment and workflows tend to be extremely complex and change from healthcare institution to healthcare institution. The Medstreaming solution flexibility is second to none.”
At the upcoming Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) being held May 30 – June 1, 2013, in San Francisco, Medstreaming will launch its new Graphic Based Surgical Application (App) for desktop and mobile platforms, a structured operative note application which uses anatomical sketches to enable surgeons and interventionalist to easily generate structured reports based on graphical workflow. Users can configure their own graphical templates describing different, repeatable, surgical patterns, significantly improving note generation. In addition, the Surgery App creates a surgical database that can be used for outcome analysis while providing seamless integration with different registries including cardiology, vascular, orthopedic, interventional radiology, and other surgical communities. The application generates a full billing report that can be sent in an HL7 format directly to the inpatient billing modules or outpatient clearinghouses.
“Medstreaming’s Surgery suite fully integrates with a wide variety of mobile solutions, such as iPad and Android ecosystems further extending the utility of the operational note App,” said Michael Thompson, COO, Medstreaming. “We believe the integration with mobile devices and the use of structured sketches, allowing surgeon-generated, structured surgical notes, will become the cornerstone for creating surgical databases. This structured data can drive powerful outcome analysis. This could also be a key component for clinical research adding great value to these endeavors.”
The Surgery App fully integrates the structured sketches with DICOM images. These images enable graphical sketches to drive the viewing workflow and look at historical images side-by-side which are localized to certain anatomical segments. In turn, these segments can be fully linked with a graphical workflow that describes different elements of the procedure or surgery graphically. This can be especially helpful in placing stents, balloons, and other implantable devices.
“We understand that a picture is worth a thousand words. Our goal at Medstreaming is to provide visual tools for healthcare providers to break through the productivity paradigm,” said Elseaidy. “We are enabling physicians to automate a critical charting and documentation entry with the single stroke of a stylus. The next generation of product suites will focus on linking anatomical sketches with DICOM images.
“This will enable a completely new way of viewing medical imaging in a fully integrated fashion. This is a paradigm shift like moving from black and white TV to color TV. It is a game-changer inpatient workflow and provides a very valuable performance layer that significantly speeds the surgical workflow and at the same time drives the creation of a very valuable surgical database,” Elseaidy concluded.
Many challenges confront the medical industry due to an extremely fragmented data management structure. To address this fragmentation, Medstreaming created a Specialty-Based Vascular, Cardiovascular, and Women’s Health Workflow Application which functions as a “best of breed” performance layer in the inpatient workflow on top of inpatient electronic medical records (EMR). Using this clinical workflow expertise, Medstreaming has also developed the industry’s first “All in One” integrated platform application that runs as an outpatient EMR, image management & reporting, and practice management workflow solution. All Medstreaming solutions act as an aggregator for structuring clinical data which in turn creates powerful data service offerings for multi-purpose, web-based, data mining and data analytics. Medstreaming is headquartered in Redmond, WA. For more information, visit http://www.medstreaming.com.
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