GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 08, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD, a division of RadNet, Inc., and a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, announced today that Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital has deployed eRAD PACS as a cloud-based solution.
Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital (UMSH) is a 29-bed inpatient/outpatient surgical hospital that focuses on surgeries and diagnostic imaging. UMSH serves the Michiana area in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.
In lieu of an expensive upgrade to a legacy system, UMSH took the opportunity to implement a more flexible PACS system on their virtual environment. UMSH found that eRAD’s cloud technology delivered the benefits necessary for their busy, multi-specialty facility.
“We can customize the way the system works, but we don’t have to worry about infrastructure costs and management,” said Greg Hord, Radiology Director of UMSH. “A great example of the simplicity is the migration. We have about 23,000 procedures to migrate, but the cloud technology allows us to access the data in real-time during migration. That’s key—because it enables us to deliver healthcare uninterrupted. The data isn’t caught somewhere, and we aren’t forced to wait for technology to keep clinical operations flowing. We’re very happy with the solution.”
UMSH is a physician-owned hospital, with specialists in orthopedic, ophthalmology, pain management, and spine surgery. eRAD enables secure image uploading and scanned document sharing across the web—along with data integrity—to facilitate communication and a seamless workflow between UMSH and its outside reading practice.
Seth Koeppel, Senior VP of Sales at eRAD, said, “eRAD’s cloud-based PACS allows an enterprise to focus on patient care while we take care of the imaging infrastructure. With customers like UMSH, it just makes sense to have a set-up based on actual utilization—the uptime, security, and responsiveness are all there. We’re pleased to be able to offer solutions that flex to meet our customers’ needs.”
About Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital
UMSH is a physician owned, state-of-the-art hospital focused on intimate, personalized, and compassionate care. Their highly trained specialists include orthopedic, ophthalmology, pain management, and spine surgery physicians. Unity Medical & Surgical Hospital routinely tops the charts in local, state and national awards for patient healthcare, such as the 2015 Women’s Choice Award by America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience Award Methodology. For more information, visit www.umsh.net.
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.
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 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 7300 employees.
For more information, visit www.radnet.com.
Source: eRAD, Inc.