GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, announced today that Medical Radiologists, Inc., has deployed eRAD technology to support its growing teleradiology business.
Medical Radiologists, Inc. (MRI), a private practice based in Dayton, Ohio, is one of the oldest radiology groups in the U.S. and has provided uninterrupted imaging services since the 1920s. "We have longevity in part due to how we adapt to changes in healthcare," said Dr. Aakash Singh, Vice President of Operations for MRI. "We always strive to stay on top of best practices and new technology, and the choice to go with eRAD is in line with that commitment."
MRI and other community-based practices now have to respond to trends in predatory radiology and find new ways to expand services locally. That means running their own systems—to cover nighttime calls at affiliated hospitals and to collect studies from the medical groups and outpatient providers they serve.
"Our cloud-based service is ideal for groups like MRI," said Seth Koeppel, Vice President of Sales for eRAD. "They are professional organizations that work at multiple hospitals, and developing their own infrastructure isn't an efficient use of resources. eRAD offers a complete outsourcing solution, from a single vendor, so they get a feature-rich application layer without having to manage the IT. It's plug-and-play."
MRI can acquire images from its various hospitals, imaging centers and providers it serves—all using disparate systems—while its radiologists read and report from a single, unified worklist. "The difference in our workflow is significant," Dr. Singh said. "Not having to switch to different reporting formats, not having to learn and log into multiple systems—all that expands the possibilities for our practice and speeds our turnaround times."
eRAD's cloud technology is a long-term solution for MRI, as it scales as the practice grows. "We've been adapting for 90 years," said Dr. Singh. "As we move into teleradiology, eRAD gives us the tools we need to do what we do best—focus on patient care. We don't have to worry about uptime. It's just always reliable."
About Medical Radiologists, Inc.
One of the oldest radiology groups in the country, serving Ohio since the late 1920s, Medical Radiologists, Inc., is a private practice based in Dayton. Continuously evolving over its long tradition of service, it provides all radiology modalities, including standard X-ray, CT, Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional Radiology, and PET/CT. Its interventional service offers a full complement of procedures, from PICC lines to TIPS. Medical Radiologists' members have served in leadership roles at the hospital, county, state, and national levels and continue to actively participate in numerous community and charitable organizations. Today, it is a dynamic, smoothly functioning organization that constantly strives to be at the forefront of the imaging profession, while always treating patients with compassion and respect.
For more information, visit medicalradiologists.com
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
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About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 251 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet's core markets include California, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New York. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technologists, RadNet has over 6,300 employees.
For more information, visit www.radnet.com.
Source: eRAD, Inc.