GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProDocs Teleradiolgy, based in Bogart, Ga., has successfully deployed eRAD technology to support its growing presence as a radiology service provider in the southeastern U.S.
eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, provided a combination of applications and services, including Cloud-based hosting and Speech Recognition, to help ProDocs realize its goals for future growth.
"Working with ProDocs from inception through go-live is proof once again that eRAD's Cloud-based service offering is an ideal and affordable way for small- to medium-size radiology groups to enter the distributed reading/Teleradiology service provider market," said Seth Koeppel, eRAD Senior Vice-President of Sales. "Many facilities, in communities all over the country, want access to quality and timely imaging interpretations. Thanks to eRAD, groups like ProDocs can access images from surrounding hospitals, medical group practices and outpatient facilities to deliver that coverage."
"We had one hospital connected, up and running, in less than two hours," said Dr. Josh Blackmon, Medical Director of ProDocs. "Implementation was very smooth."
Using eRAD's Cloud Solution, ProDocs is able to avoid significant upfront capital costs or complex technology hurdles and instead take advantage of eRAD's investment in workflow tools and infrastructure. The burdens of maintaining and upgrading software and hardware have been eliminated. ProDocs securely acquires images from the transmitting sites and can read and report from anywhere.
According to Blackmon, "If a doctor is on vacation but still wants to look at reports, he can get them on his iPhone. That ability to view reports from anywhere is important. It makes a difference in the service we provide to our referring physicians. With just an internet connection, you can read from multiple hospitals, which is a big workflow plus."
eRAD's Speech Recognition also streamlined ProDocs' workflow. "We have pre-set templates for our preliminary reports, so it makes self-editing that much easier," said Blackmon.
"eRAD continues to prove a solid image exchange backbone for facilities and radiologists across the world," said Koeppel. "Our technology is meeting a real need, and we're pleased to be able to partner with groups like ProDocs and enable them to serve their clients effectively."
About ProDocs Teleradiology
ProDocs Teleradiology is a group of highly trained radiologists—including musculoskeletal, neuro-, interventional and many other subspecialists—who provide complete radiology services, individualized teleradiology, permanent and locums services. Serving diverse clients, from small outpatient clinics to multi-bed hospitals, ProDocs provides 24/7/365 coverage for final or preliminary reads, as well as fast turnaround times. ProDocs' professionalism, attention to service and quality helps its clients optimize their business. For more information, visit prodocstaffing.com.
Josh Blackmon, MD
About eRAD, Inc.
eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its Meaningful Use-ready RIS, web-based PACS, and multi-site workflow solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. With over 260 customers in the US and several other countries, eRAD's solutions are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions.
For more information, visit erad.com
Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
Cell: 617-821-4175 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 248 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet's core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately 6,300 employees. For more information, visit www.radnet.com.
Source: eRAD, Inc.