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University MRI & Diagnostic Imaging Centers Selects Comprehensive eRAD Solution

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. and a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, announced today that University MRI & Diagnostic Imaging Centers (UMRI) of Boca Raton, Fla., has selected eRAD’s Enterprise RIS/PACS/Speech Recognition platform to automate its business and clinical workflow management.

With two busy multi-modality locations, UMRI has been a staple of the medical imaging community of south Palm Beach County and northern Broward County for nearly two decades. “We’ve been recognized as a leader in imaging services in this market for many years, and we’re constantly re-evaluating the service we’re offering to our referring physicians and their patients,” remarked Fred Steinberg, MD, Medical Director and founder of UMRI.

“This year we took on several initiatives. For example, we’re installing a new state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI unit. Another of these initiatives was to completely re-evaluate our technology and workflow across the front office, the radiologist, and IT departments. In the past, we would have to contract with several different companies and cobble the systems together with complicated interfaces. With eRAD we were able to get everything in one system and from one vendor,” said Steinberg.

This approach delivers the simplicity and efficiency that will make a difference for UMRI—from both a clinical and business perspective. “We saw what eRAD was doing through their work with the RadNet imaging center network and figured if they could streamline and automate workflow for that many imaging centers, we too could benefit,” said Steinberg.

The implementation will take place in two phases to allow for a smooth transition. PACS and Integrated Speech Recognition are slated to go-live the first week in January 2016. The RIS portion of the project will follow two to three months later, after UMRI has fully adapted to the phase one changes.

The project also entails a fairly significant data migration from the legacy RIS and PACS systems, in use for several years. When the project is fully implemented, the data will all be archived in the eRAD cloud so that referring physicians can access it via the easy-to-use eRAD portal, which only requires a simple internet connection for anywhere access.

“We are really pleased to have UMRI joining the eRAD team,” said Seth Koeppel, SVP of Sales at eRAD. “These are very complex, enterprise-wide systems that impact all the stakeholders in the delivery of high-end medical imaging. UMRI staff was very discerning in ensuring that all the business and clinical needs of the practice will be met—a time-consuming and challenging task. They are a very experienced operation and asked all the tough questions, and an informed buyer always makes for a better customer in the long run. I have no doubt UMRI will quickly appreciate the benefits of having eRAD in their facilities.”

About University MRI & Diagnostic Imaging Centers

University MRI & Diagnostic Imaging Centers provides the highest level of medical imaging services using leading edge technology in a comfortable outpatient setting. University MRI offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging services including: MRI, Open MRI, MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS), CT, Color Flow Duplex Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray, Fluoroscopy, Bone Density, PET, and Nuclear Medicine. For more information, visit www.universitymri.com

Contact:

Dr. Fred Steinberg, CEO

561-362-9191

About eRAD, Inc.

eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its Meaningful Use Certified Stage 2 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 400 customers in the U.S. and abroad, eRAD’s products are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions. For more information, visit www.erad.com.

Contact:

Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales

Cell: 617-821-4175 | skoeppel@erad.com

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 297 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Rhode Island. In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions, teleradiology professional services and other related products and services to customers in the diagnostic imaging industry. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has more than 7,300 employees.

For more information, visit www.radnet.com.

Source: eRAD, Inc.