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eRAD PACS Implemented at Pinnacle Hospital

Greenville, S.C., April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- eRAD announced today that Pinnacle Hospital, a physician-owned specialty hospital in Crown Point, Ind., has implemented eRAD PACS to replace its legacy system and streamline its clinical workflow.

eRAD is a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. and a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions.

eRAD delivered greater agility than Pinnacle’s legacy PACS. Though imaging reports were quickly made available by the hospital’s contracted reading group, Radiologic Associates of Northwest Indiana (RANI), accessing those reports through the unwieldy legacy system presented workflow bottlenecks. Instead of continuing to cut, paste and fax to make reports available, Pinnacle opted to automate report delivery with eRAD.

Divyesh Patel, M.D., chief radiologist at RANI, said, “When all of their physicians have access to eRAD, there’s no issue of getting reports on time. Physicians can login and get their reports from anywhere. Any internet-enabled device, like an iPhone or an Android, is able to access eRAD.”

Patel noted that eRAD technology can help Pinnacle achieve business goals. “They have the tools now to market to other physicians. It’s a distinct advantage to deliver—to let physicians know that if they send cases to Pinnacle, they’ll have access to images and reports immediately via the web.”

Since RANI is also an eRAD customer, interoperability between the two is maximally efficient, requiring no HL7 interface.

Pinnacle discovered a key benefit of eRAD technology: flexibility. “Our Project Manager was flexible with our unusual implementation of running two PACS systems side-by-side,” John Meagher, PACS Administrator at Pinnacle, said. “eRAD offered the right solution for our unique situation.”

That flexibility extends to eRAD services. “We are implementing in phases to transition from the legacy system and to interface with our current, and then future, EMR,” Meagher said. “eRAD has implemented so smoothly within these unique constraints.”

“The kind of workflow efficiencies we deliver are adaptable. Whether it’s a specialty hospital like Pinnacle or a multi-site imaging network, we enable a right-size solution," said Seth Koeppel, SVP of Sales for eRAD. “We’re happy to provide the tools our customers need for true patient-centered care.”

About Pinnacle Hospital
Pinnacle is a unique collaboration of multi-specialty physicians and medical practitioners that brings together excellent medical and surgical care with an unrivaled dedication to personal service and respect for each person. With only 18 beds and five operating suites, each patient receives the highest quality of care available from an acute care hospital. A full range of physician specialties is offered, in combination with the latest medical technology. For more information, visit www.pinnaclehealthcare.net.

Contact:
Josh Barrett
PACS Administrator
Phone: 219-756-2100

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 300 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.