CollabraMed is a unique and state-of-the-art collaboration environment that allows hospitals, medical groups, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical companies to streamline communication activities between various locations and entities so that these organizations can realize greater economic efficiencies that they would if they continued to operate alone.
The CollabraMed system provides secure electronic access to patient records so that physicians, regardless of where they’re located, can quickly get information they need to treat patients by enabling physicians, hospitals and other health professionals to electronically tap into and collaborate on a wealth of treatment and procedural information as they care for a patient.
Talent Pool Coordination
In addition, understanding and coordinating the medical and claims processing talent pool among these various organizations is key to achieving this. For example, given the high speed communication capabilities made possible by current VPN technology, medical images and reports can be analyzed by people in different locations than where the images were taken. By coordinating their talent pool a hospital group may find, for example, that it is not necessary to hire more lab technicians in Dallas because there are enough such techs in other locations to fulfill the needs of the hospital group.
CollabraMed’s network architecture is designed with an all-IP backbone, but is also capable of supporting Frame Relay (FR) access, ATM trunking and FR to ATM inter-working via existing switch and the backbone routers that may be in place at medical facilities. Using this technology electronic medical data can be securely transferred in real-time between sites in a large hospital network. This connectivity can significantly reduce the time associated with transferring paper and film-based records today, while lowering the investment for healthcare providers. Also beneficial, physicians can access data for collaborative analysis, enabling better patient care and higher standards of medicine.