ATLANTA--(SeeMyRadiology.com, announced today that it has launched MediPics, a new medical imaging solution designed for non-radiology departments to exchange all types of visible-light medical images. MediPics, which connects to the company’s cloud-based network, will help healthcare organizations eliminate the security and privacy risks posed by taking and sharing images with unsecure digital cameras and mobile devices.)--Accelarad, a leading provider of secure, cloud-based medical imaging solutions, and creators of
“As the healthcare industry continues to evolve into a more patient-centric, cost-conscious environment, it’s more important than ever to develop technology that supports better communication and care coordination between healthcare facilities”
MediPics allows providers to easily and securely take a picture with a digital camera or Apple iOS mobile device, upload the image and any supporting documents to Accelarad’s network of nearly 1,200 facilities and immediately share for analysis with any other provider—regardless of geographic location. Following the upload, MediPics automatically removes the medical images from a provider’s device, ensuring that patient information is safeguarded. Accelarad recently deployed MediPics to providers at Orlando Health and St. Luke’s Health System.
“Our trauma providers are beginning to deploy MediPics to quickly view and share medical images with other providers,” said Rick Schooler, vice president and chief information officer at Orlando Health. “This will help ensure they can make the best possible care decisions when seconds matter the most.”
MediPics enables providers to immediately access medical images online, thereby eliminating the need to wait for hard copy files to arrive with patients and preventing providers from taking and texting unsecure medical images to each other from mobile devices.
“Many of our providers make rounds at off-site facilities, which, before MediPics meant they had to take medical images with digital cameras, print the photos back at the hospital and place into a patient’s jacket before a consultation could be completed—a process in our home and wound care environments that was time-consuming and inconvenient,” said Deborah Gash, vice president and chief information officer at St. Luke’s Health System. “With MediPics, we’ve eliminated the administrative burden of hard-copy medical image sharing, as our providers are now able to upload images to the Accelarad network. We anticipate the new process will save the health system money and give our providers more time to spend with patients.”
MediPics integrates with a healthcare organization’s existing electronic health record, electronic medical record and PACS technology, meaning patient data is never lost and a patient’s record is always up-to-date with the latest medical images.
“As the healthcare industry continues to evolve into a more patient-centric, cost-conscious environment, it’s more important than ever to develop technology that supports better communication and care coordination between healthcare facilities,” said Willie Tillery, CEO at Accelarad. “We’re excited to launch a medical imaging solution that extends beyond the radiology department and joins all types of providers and healthcare organizations for the common goal of improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs.”
To learn more about how Accelarad’s newest cloud-based medical imaging solution can help healthcare organizations, physicians and patients bridge the continuum of care through the quick and secure exchange of medical images and documents, visit www.accelarad.com.
Founded in 1999, Atlanta-based Accelarad, creators of SeeMyRadiology.com, makes it simple for healthcare organizations, physicians and patients to securely view, manage, share and store medical images and documents online. Intuitive and in tune with healthcare workflows, Accelarad’s scalable platform eliminates the costs, redundancies and administrative headaches of outmoded image transfer technology. The company’s robust, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) platform empowers collaboration by allowing users to access and share medical images and documents from Internet-connected computers or mobile devices at any time, from anywhere. Accelarad’s true multi-tenant architecture supports today’s imaging needs, while also strategically positioning healthcare organizations to address the ongoing challenges of patient-centered, coordinated care.