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ImageTrend launches nationwide connectivity between hospitals and emergency medical services with Kno2 Interoperability Platform


LAKEVILLE, Minn. and BOISE, Idaho — ImageTrend, Inc. a company dedicated to connecting life’s most important data in the healthcare and emergency response community, today announced the launch of its expanded connectivity capabilities as part of its partnership with Kno2™, the company that optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare. Hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) agencies can exchange patient documentation quickly and securely through the Kno2 interoperability platform, which has been integrated with Health Information Hub™ (HIH™), to drive improved patient outcomes.

With the initial launch of this integrated solution, ImageTrend enables EMS agencies with the capability to connect with over 90% of hospitals in the United States. As a result, over fifty million EMS reports annually can be delivered electronically at the point of care, increasing the speed and accuracy of data exchange and contributing to optimal patient safety and outcomes. Additionally, ImageTrend Elite™ and HIH users can automatically receive hospital outcomes and billing information directly into their electronic patient care report (ePCR), eliminating the time-consuming manual processes and facilitating more timely reimbursement.

“Until now, the lack of connectivity between hospitals and EMS agencies has been a major obstacle in our nation’s quest to provide efficient, high quality care,” said Jon Elwell, CEO of Kno2. “We are excited to work with ImageTrend and hospitals to continue to close the gap in connectivity with secure and interoperable patient document exchange.”

This scalable solution, comprised of multiple exchange methods and a vast network of directories, enables HIH to establish standards-based connectivity with hospitals, based on their individual preferences. The benefits to the hospital emergency department include immediate access to all prehospital information, improves registry reporting and produces significant savings in time and resources currently allocated to tracking, scanning and managing paper – freeing personnel to focus on patient care.

“Every area in the nation has different requirements and ImageTrend has the ability to address each situation,” stated Michael Patock, Vice President of Health Data Services at ImageTrend.

"ImageTrend interacts with the majority of the nation's EMS data. We are proud to be of service to agencies, states and hospitals and offer the solutions they need to help deliver better patient care by connecting and harnessing the power of their data," said Mike McBrady, President and CEO of ImageTrend. “We view the integration of Kno2’s interoperability platform with HIH as continuing to provide more connectivity options and value for our customers and we expect this launch to further strengthen the hospital/EMS relationship.”

Agencies, states and hospitals that want to understand their connection options for exchanging prehospital and outcomes data, or that want to learn more about EMS and hospital connectivity in their area, can request a personalized Connectivity Report from ImageTrend by visiting www.imagetrend.com/ConnectivityReport.

ImageTrend users attending the ImageTrend Connect Conference in St. Paul, Minn., on July 19-21, can visit the HIH booth to learn more about Kno2’s interoperability platform and how it can help connect everyone in healthcare.

About ImageTrend, Inc.
ImageTrend, Inc. is dedicated to connecting life’s most important data in the healthcare and emergency response community. ImageTrend delivers software solutions, data analytics and services for EMS, hospitals, community paramedicine (CP), critical care, fire, and preparedness to enable fully integrated patient-centric healthcare and public safety. ImageTrend’s  commitment to innovation, its clients, and providing world-class implementation and support is unsurpassed. Based in Lakeville, Minn., ImageTrend combines business analysis, creative design and data driven architecture to offer scalable solutions and strategies for today and the future.

About Kno2
Kno2™ optimizes patient document exchange for everyone in healthcare. The company's cloud-based platform improves the healthcare experience for providers and their patients by making the sharing of documents easy, affordable and secure. Even healthcare providers with limited resources can participate in the simple, structured exchange of patient documents— without changing their workflow or technology infrastructure. The Kno2 platform captures and exchanges documents from virtually any source, ranging from a fax machine to an EMR/EHR. The intelligent platform determines the most interoperable format and method of exchange for a document. All of this functionality is available through a simple set of APIs or through Kno2's provider portal. Learn more about how Kno2 adds value to patient document exchange at www.kno2.com.

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