By Liz Abbott
By Liz Abbott
Rhode Island Medical Imaging, which has six outpatient offices throughout the state, became the first business to submit radiology reports into CurrentCare information-sharing network. The move has made it possible for physicians and other health care providers to immediately access the images. The Health Information Exchange and CurrentCare is a service of the Rhode Island Quality Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001.
“Adding RIMI results to CurrentCare means that all providers across Rhode Island can now have immediate access to the results of diagnostic imaging of their patients,” Dr. Jonathan Leviss, Chief Medical Officer for the Rhode Island Quality Institute and a staff physician at Thundermist Health Center, said in a statement.
“Providers will be able to better diagnose and treat their patients without costly and potentially risky procedures. This is good for providers and patients,” Dr. Leviss said.
In addition to receiving a full range of imaging examinations from Rhode Island Medical Imaging, the Rhode Island Vascular Institute, a division of RIMI, will send its reports to CurrentCare. The development of CurrentCare was a collaborative effort involving InterSystems, which developed its core infrastructure, and J2 Interactive, one of Rhode Island Quality Institute’s partners.