Practice Fusion has announced the launch of its Medical Imaging API to digitally connect imaging centers to physicians. Upcoming changes in the Meaningful Use federal EHR incentive program will require physicians to order and receive imaging results electronically, putting pressure on the $100 billion a year imaging industry to offer their services through an EHR, as pharmacies and labs have done in recent years. Practice Fusion’s API offers imaging centers the first single-interface solution capable of serving all their clients.
Imaging centers who connect with the API establish a single connection available to any provider who requests integration. This simple, cost-effective solution also gives hospital-based and independent imaging centers exposure to tens of thousands of referring providers looking for a digital imaging connection to fulfill Meaningful Use. Connection is free to providers and Practice Fusion’s implementation teams can rapidly integrate providers in a matter of days or weeks.
Imaging providers including Envision Imaging, Inglewood Imaging, Houston Medical Imaging, Universal Diagnostics and Landmark Medical Center have already joined Practice Fusion’s partnership network.
“It’s 2013, yet MRI orders are still written on carbon forms and radiology reports are still delivered in manila envelopes,” said Ryan Howard, Founder and CEO of Practice Fusion We’re modernizing and democratizing this crucial health technology by going directly to doctors and patients. Our API platform cuts through the bureaucratic bloat that has kept healthcare stuck on paper.”