GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Medical Imaging Center (AMIC), a multi-modality imaging center with two locations in downtown Chicago, implemented eRAD PACS to leverage its cloud-based worklist and to streamline remote reading and reporting.
eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, securely transports and archives AMIC's images in the cloud, relieving the practice of complicated infrastructure issues.
That benefit enables AMIC to communicate seamlessly with remote subspecialists, who access AMIC studies from a single worklist. Subspecialists and those reading onsite log onto one unified system to report on studies performed at any location. The global worklist improves report quality and consistency, and radiologists are spared from having to learn and interface with disparate systems.
The cloud-based architecture makes it easier for AMIC to expand; sites can be added—and data migrated—without downtime. Resources that would have been siphoned into IT issues can now be re-directed to grow the business. AMIC can focus on its top priority: the highest quality patient care.
Harsha Hatti, President and CEO of AMIC, said, "With almost 30 years of active operations and minimal technology investment, we knew we needed to modernize our reading and reporting infrastructure. eRAD PACS seamlessly interfaced with our RIS and gave us the platform we needed to accomplish that. The significant technology upgrades allow us to offer the best radiology coverage in the downtown Chicago area."
eRAD PACS communicates with AMIC's RIS via HL7, and an onsite eRAD server is deployed to support local caching of images as well. eRAD migrated six terabytes of legacy study data to complete the implementation.
"To be able to run technology of this caliber off of the cloud is ideal. It opens up our business strategy," said Hatti. "Plus the eRAD team is excellent to work with—before, during, and after the implementation phase."
About Advanced Medical Imaging Center
AMIC has proudly provided quality outpatient radiological services since 1985. AMIC's on-site, board certified radiologists use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest advances in imaging techniques to ensure consistent, high quality images. AMIC maintains accreditation in multiple modalities by the American College of Radiology and features full-field digital mammography as well as Breast MRI. AMIC recently began a multi-phased renovation with stunning views of Millennium Park. For more information, visit www.amic-chicago.com
Harsha Hatti, President & CEO
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 300 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 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 more than 250 owned and/or operated outpatient-imaging centers (inclusive of 23 facilities held in joint ventures). RadNet's core markets include California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Florida and Rhode Island. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technologists, RadNet has a total of approximately 6,000 employees.
Source: eRAD, Inc.