Collaborative Medical Technology Corporation (CMTC), a New York-based developer of enhanced collaborative software specializing in the healthcare industry, has announced the availability of version 3.1 of its vConsult software tool. The new version is designed to enable medical providers to leverage knowledge and expertise to improve organizational workflow processes and achieve higher business and medical value.
vConsult 3.1, CMTC's flagship product of expertise management software tools built upon the company's Collaborative Clinical Commerce Care Platform (C4P), allows healthcare institutions and affiliated physicians to provide online remote access and delivery of medical consultations, second opinions, and referrals to requesting physicians. vConsult 3.1 is based upon standard medical industry terminology and an advanced proprietary match engine that allows physicians to locate the most appropriate medical expert to treat a particular case or condition. Once the appropriate consulting physician is engaged, vConsult automatically sends that individual or institution the case data requirement from its provider knowledge base repository. Additionally, both current and historical medical records can be sent and analyzed in real time to ensure that each patient receives the right treatment by the most appropriate physician.
vConsult 3.1 uses medical standards and protocols including SNOMED RT/CT for medical conditions and procedures, LOINC for laboratory tests, DICOM for imaging and HL7 for data interchange. Other vConsult 3.1 product features include secure messaging and instant notification when a request or response is needed; physician submission of advanced electronic medical consultation; and attachment of supporting electronic documents, such as medical images and ancillary test data including x-rays, MRIs and streaming video. vConsult stores these documents within its physician provider knowledge base repository for future use in its reference library.