GREENVILLE, S.C., March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southwest Florida Regional Imaging, based in Port Charlotte, Fla., has successfully deployed eRAD PACS, with integrated reporting, as part of its commitment to using the most advanced imaging technology available.
eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, implemented the solution in a few days. SW Florida Regional Imaging continued to access data—no down-time was necessary—by utilizing eRAD's vendor-neutral architecture during migration. "There have been no hiccups," said Tomas Garcia, an IT consultant and PACS administrator with Targa Development, which handled the implementation.
Garcia explained the key factors that drove the selection: "We were looking for a solution that encompassed all different areas of the radiology market—from image interpretation to reporting and dictation. It was also important that we have a system versatile enough to integrate with other EMRs, and we found eRAD to be a good fit."
eRAD can use a variety of methods—from HL7 and APIs to DICOM Modality Worklist—to make data available, usable and sharable across disparate systems, such as between the practice management and PACS systems at SW Florida Regional Imaging.
That sophistication, however, runs behind a very easy-to-adopt user interface. "We didn't want to have to invest a lot of time training referring physicians on a system that is too complicated. With eRAD, we allow access for outside physicians to view their images, and there just aren't any questions. We set it up, show them once, and even those used to film find it very intuitive and simple to use," said Garcia.
"It's a great product, and what sets eRAD apart from other PACS companies is the support," said Garcia. "You ask a question, it gets solved. If there's not an answer, they find it and call you back immediately. My favorite thing is that it isn't just a business conversation. You talk a few times, and you build a relationship. They recognize my number on the caller ID. That kind of support is a valuable commodity."
About Southwest Florida Regional Imaging
Southwest Florida Regional Imaging has been serving Charlotte County since 1969. It is a showplace of modern medical technology where patients are examined by highly qualified and experienced registered technologists, using some of the latest imaging technology available. SW Florida Regional Imaging was the first to bring Doppler Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, CT scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Angiography, Laser Angioplasty and Low-Dose Mammography, as well as Open MRI, to the area.
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Mel Katzen, MD
About Targa Development
Targa Development is a high-level provider of IT-related services in the South Florida area and across the U.S. It specializes in network development and deployment, along with web-based software development, to address the needs of both small and large clients. Targa Development has more than 30 years of combined IT experience and provides professional, courteous and knowledgeable support and advice.
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About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States based on the number of locations and annual imaging revenue. RadNet has a network of 251 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet's core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. 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 http://www.radnet.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.
Source: eRAD, Inc.