Southern Tier HealthLink (STHL) is working to make all PACS images in its Health Information Exchange (HIE) viewable using a common single sign-on viewer. The STHL HIE gives its users access to images from all four UHS hospitals, Lourdes Hospital and Southern Tier Imaging,; users currently view images using the sourceís image viewer.
STHL is working to improve the HIE by offering a universal PACS viewer that will allow users to access all images using a common viewer called eHealth Connect from eHealth Global Technologies. More than 1600 clinicians and support personnel are actively using STHLís HIE. The first installation of eHealth Connect is UHS Delaware Valley Hospital. Later this year, these images and reports will be available to physicians throughout our community.