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eRAD Deploys PACS and Integrated Speech Recognition at Roseland Community Hospital

GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Roseland Community Hospital, based in Chicago, Ill., has successfully deployed the eRAD cloud-based PACS, with Integrated Speech Recognition, as part of its commitment to using the most advanced imaging technology available.

eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. and a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions, delivered its RIS, PACS, Integrated Speech Recognition, Mammography Module, and RADAR, its tool for clinical communication.

The sale was made through RPS Imaging, a value-added distributor of eRAD technology solutions, servicing Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Roseland continued to access data during migration. No down-time was necessary since eRAD’s cloud-based architecture was utilized during migration. “This successful system replacement was a significant event for our hospital and the Radiology department. Deploying this new PACS system without disruption to Radiology services and patient care is a great accomplishment,” said Mariusz Mazek, VP of IT and Support Services and Chief Information and Security Officer of Roseland, who managed the implementation.

Mazek explained the key factors that drove the selection: “We were looking for a solution that encompassed all different areas of the radiology market—from cloud-based technology to virtualizing local caching to using M*Modal Speech Recognition for image interpretation and reporting. It was also important that we have a system versatile enough to integrate with our Meditech Electronic Health Record (EHR). The eRAD system is already delivering anticipated productivity improvements and financial savings.”

eRAD can use a variety of methods-from HL7 and APIs to DICOM Modality Worklists-to make data available, usable, and shareable across the Roseland network.

That sophistication 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 images, and there just aren't any questions. For internal physicians, we are utilizing the eRAD API and HL7 within our EHR,” said Mazek.

“It’s a great product, and what sets eRAD apart from other PACS companies is the support," said Conrad Brown, Director of Imaging Services. “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.”

Radiologists are now able to use the tightly integrated M*Modal Speech Recognition to complete a report to final status 200% faster than with the previous system. The fully integrated Mammography Module provides a full toolset for breast imaging and eliminates the need for a dedicated mammography workstation.

Tim Egan, CEO of Roseland, is committed to this kind of improvement. “This state of the art technology enables us to give the best care every day to the Roseland Community,” he said.

Seth Koeppel, Senior VP of Sales at eRAD, said, "We are excited to expand our installed base with Roseland Community Hospital. They appreciate the ability to have a full diagnostic Mammo Viewer, along with M* Modal and a cloud-based PACS. eRAD provides all the tools a radiologist requires of a robust viewing solution."

About Roseland Community Hospital

For more than 85 years, Roseland Community Hospital has provided comprehensive healthcare services to the community on Chicago’s far South Side. It is the community’s integrated and coordinated healthcare choice, where professional caregivers provide quality services on the path to recovery and overall wellness. Roseland serves the community by providing preventive and educational asthma, breast cancer, and diabetes initiatives; cholesterol and prostate screenings; mammograms; one-on-one health education sessions; cardiovascular fitness for women; and children’s obesity reduction classes.

For more information, visit www.roselandhospital.org

Contact:

Mariusz Mazek

VP, IT & Support Services

Chief Information & Security Officer

Roseland Community Hospital

773-995-3028

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 7300 employees.

For more information, visit www.radnet.com.

About RPS Imaging

Since 1977, RPS has grown to be the second largest independent radiology sales and service provider in the Midwest and 7th largest in the country. With a proven reputation of service, reliability and quality, RPS is a trusted, full service solution provider for more then 600 customers throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan. RPS is the ideal choice for hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, seeking complete radiology solutions to reduce costs, better utilize resources and improve workflow. For more information, visit visit www.rps.zb4u.net

Source: eRAD, Inc.