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9 February 2011
The University of Kansas Hospital Selects SeeMyRadiology.com for Cloud-based Medical Image Exchange For Trauma Transfers and Referrals
Atlanta, GA – SeeMyRadiology.com, Accelarad’s new online medical image cloud computing service, today announced that The University of Kansas Hospital, the state’s leading major research institution, will use the SeeMyRadiology.com platform for medical image exchange when performing trauma transfers and tertiary care referrals.
Through the SeeMyRadiology.com cloud, hard-to-reach rural and remote referring facilities throughout the state can now upload and share medical images with The University of Kansas Hospital-affiliated sites, and allow The University of Kansas Hospital clinicians to instantly review studies via the Web or mobile devices. By using the cloud to triage patient care, clinicians can virtually evaluate patient referrals toThe University of Kansas Hospital’s Level One Trauma Center or for local treatment, a process that improves care and patient safety by reducing risky long-distance transfers. Medical image exchange via cloud computing saves health care dollars by eliminating duplicate exams and solving the problems with incompatible or lost CDs and film. This also reduces unnecessary radiation exposure for patients.
“By using the Web to exchange medical images at the point of care, we are breaking down tough barriers in health information exchange (HIE)” said Accelarad CEO Willie Tillery. “Giving The University of Kansas Hospital tools to evaluate the appropriateness of a transfer from referring facilities in rural or remote locations before a transfer is made, will maximize the quality of care, minimize costs, and enhance technology efficiencies.”
SeeMyRadiology.com, an Accelarad venture, is an online community for medical image exchange that is revolutionizing how imaging facilities, physicians, and patients store, share, and access medical images and reports. Via a cloud computing platform, SeeMyRadiology.com allows for easy collaboration and communication among health care providers and patients, dramatically improving access, costs, speed, and mobility of medical image exchange throughout the continuum of care. By fully complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules, SeeMyRadiology.com safeguards total patient confidentiality.
Accelarad, an Atlanta-based company, is a market leader in medical image cloud computing. With the launch of SeeMyRadiology.com – its new online medical exchange community – Accelarad will continue to lead the industry, working with more than 600 facilities and 2,500 physicians, and processing more than 200 million medical images annually, serving as a new model for the delivery of radiology services through its virtual radiology network (VRN). Please visit www.accelarad.com or www.seemyradiology.com or call 1.888.883.4544 for more information.
About University of Kansas Hospital
The University of Kansas Hospital is the region’s premier academic medical center, providing a full range of care. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, and their various leading edge research projects. The constantly growing facility contains 583 staffed beds and serves more than 26,000 inpatients annually. The University of Kansas Hospital’s comprehensive heart program is ranked 37th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is housed in the state of the art Center for Advanced Heart Care. Other U.S. News & World Report ranked programs include Ear, Nose and Throat, Kidney Disorders, Urology, Pulmonary and Geriatrics. The cancer program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, based in the region’s largest outpatient cancer facility, the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion, located in Westwood, Kansas, 1 ½ miles from the main hospital. The hospital has received Magnet nursing designation, reflecting the quality of care throughout the hospital, an honor awarded to only 3.5 percent of the hospitals nationwide. The hospital also houses the region’s only burn center, liver transplant program and the area’s only nationally accredited Level I Trauma Center. For more information, visit www.kumed.com.