Providence Imaging Center provides clinicians with tools to assist you including secure, Web-based access from your home or office to radiology images and reports:
ProvPort is a portal that allows clinicians and staff to view health information about your patients including transcriptions, lab results, radiology reports, demographic information and digital imaging.
Note: ProvPort only allows access to Providence records dated February 25, 2011 and earlier. ProvPort will eventually be phased out, as EpicCare Link will contain records prior to Feb. 26, 2011.
Providence Alaska Medical Center has adopted a new electronic medical record system as of Feb. 26, 2011. One component of this includes software similar to ProvPort, called EpicCare Link. If you want to find current records on your patients, you will need to fill out a new application in order to gain access to this system. You will still be able to use your current keyfob or OfficeLink connection.
Fuji Synapse is the name of the PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) system used by PIC. You may already have a ProvPort or EpicCare Link account, but may not realize that this feature is available to you.
In ProvPort, simply select the patient you wish to see the images of, then click the "PACS" tab at the top of your screen. Alternatively, you may pull up the radiology report itself, and hit the "View Images" button. Either one launches Synapse on your screen, and allows you to look at all imaging the patient has had at PIC.
In EpicCare Link, navigate to the "Imaging" tab under "Chart Review". Find the imaging study you'd like to view, then click on the date of the study, which is a hyperlink. Scroll down to the heading labeled "PACS Images". Directly below this, click the hyperlink labeled "Show images for [NAME OF IMAGING STUDY]." This will launch a separate Synapse windown on your screen.
If you do not currently have remote access to the Providence network to use ProvPort, EpicCare Link and Synapse, click here to "Sign Up for Remote Access to Providence Images".
Access speed is of course dependent on the Internet Service Provider you have and the bandwidth available to you. Multi-slice modalities like MRI and CT may have hundreds of images, and these take more of your computer's resources to display.