Instead of having to cancel and make the six-hour roundtrip again, IMOM saved the day.
Great Falls Clinic's Gayle Knudson plans to reach out to the IMOM community in September to assess where IMOM is and what should be done next.
O'Leary will show how IMOM approached several PACS vendors for a solution to its problem.
After successful beta tests at six IMOM facilities and other healthcare institutions across the country, eMix is now being used in facilities around the U.
IMOM has its origins in a survey of Montana hospitals by MHA, an association of Montana healthcare providers.
We did an exhaustive test run and had no failed sends, so all three facilities started using eMix for all live patient data exchanges," said Bill O'Leary, Regional Outreach/PACS Administrator at Kalispell Regional Medical Center and also an IMOM co-founder.
IMOM came into existence to address image-sharing problems that are common to all healthcare facilities but are especially important for rural institutions.
For now, the IMOM facilities are primarily using eMix to exchange radiological data between medical personnel.
eMix will follow up the B-to-B (business-to-business) capability being initiated by IMOM, with the launch of a patient portal for B-to-C (business-to-consumer) data exchanges later in 2010, as well as a long-term storage feature with highly flexible user-driven storage rules and options.
IMOM approached several picture archiving and communications (PACS) vendors for a solution.
IMOM was formed so that survey respondents could cooperatively search for a solution.
The initial rollout of eMix will take place at three IMOM participant sites: Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Great Falls Clinic (Great Falls, Mont.