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Orlando Health Selects Accelarad's SeeMyRadiology.com to Improve Medical Image Exchange

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 General News J E 4
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ATLANTA, June 8 SeeMyRadiology.com, Accelarad's new online medical image cloud computing service, today announced that Orlando Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization, will implement the SeeMyRadiology.com diagnostic image sharing technology platform to exchange diagnostic imaging information during trauma transfers from referral facilities and for imaging exchange throughout Orlando Health's eight hospitals and care centers.

Orlando Health is the first tertiary care facility in the state of Florida to use SeeMyRadiology.com to connect its network of hospitals and care centers in the Orlando region, bringing new efficiency to patient care.

As part of the triage process, the technology allows clinicians to review vital medical image information via the web or on mobile devices to assess a patient's condition before a transfer is made. SeeMyRadiology.com also helps to improve the surgical planning process by speeding the time to treatment, eliminating duplicate image exams, and giving clinicians immediate access to the images and reports. Additional benefits include the opportunity to share images with specialists for various health care needs while eliminating the need for duplicate images.

Timothy Bullard, MD, chief medical officer at Orlando Regional Medical Center, a part of Orlando Health, discusses the value of imaging in the patient triage process and the importance of implementing Accelarad's SeeMyRadiology.com cloud.

"Imaging is a critical component to make determinations about whether or not the best patient care means a transfer from one facility to another, and describing an image over the phone is difficult," said Dr. Bullard. "Early research studies show that 30-to-50 percent of the decisions to transfer a patient from a facility or not would be altered if imaging was available. Accelarad's SeeMyRadiology.com gives us more immediate access to images, which saves time, and helps us provide a better match of clinical resources to patients."

"SeeMyRadiology.com brings distinct advantages to medical image exchange by providing an online community for communication and collaboration throughout the continuum of care," said Accelarad CEO Willie Tillery. "Until medical images are easily and routinely exchanged through health information exchanges (HIE) or regional health information organizations (RHIOs), the SeeMyRadiology.com cloud will allow Orlando Health the ability to do something that few can do - exchange images in real time to and from clinicians throughout the state," said Accelarad's CEO Willie Tillery. "Our unique platform, which allows for better triage in trauma and for clinical consultation for patient transfer, will dramatically improve the overall decision-making process in patient care."

About SeeMyRadiology.com

SeeMyRadiology.com, an Accelarad venture, is an online community for medical image exchange that is revolutionizing how imaging facilities, physicians, and patients store, share, and access medical images and reports. Via a cloud computing platform, SeeMyRadiology.com allows for easy collaboration and communication among health care providers and patients, dramatically improving access, costs, speed, and mobility of medical image exchange throughout the continuum of care. By fully complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules, SeeMyRadiology.com safeguards total patient confidentiality.

About Accelarad

Accelarad, an Atlanta-based company, is a market leader in medical image cloud computing. With the launch of SeeMyRadiology.com - its new online medical exchange community - Accelarad will continue to lead the industry, working with more than 600 facilities and 2,500 physicians, and processing more than 200 million medical images annually, serving as a new model for the delivery of radiology services through its virtual radiology network (VRN). Please visit www.accelarad.com or www.seemyradiology.com or call 1.888.883.4544 for more information.

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health is a $1.5 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of hospitals and care centers in the Orlando region. The organization, which includes the area's only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics, is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. They are: Orlando Regional Medical Center; Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies; Dr. P. Phillips Hospital; South Seminole Hospital; South Lake Hospital (50 percent partnership); St. Cloud Regional Medical Center (20 percent partnership) and M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando - the first affiliate of one of the nation's premier cancer centers The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Orlando Health's areas of clinical excellence are heart and vascular, cancer care, neurosciences, surgery, pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatology, and obstetrics and gynecology.

Orlando Health is Central Florida's fifth largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees and more than 2,000 affiliated physicians, all of whom support our philosophy of providing high quality care and service when it matters most. We prove this everyday with over 100,000 inpatient admissions and more than 600,000 outpatient visits each year. In all, Orlando Health serves 1.6 million Central Florida residents and nearly 3,000 international patients annually. Additionally, Orlando Health provides approximately $198 million in support of community health needs. More information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.

Contact: Aileen Kantor aileen@prhealthcare.com 301-229-6782

SOURCE Accelarad
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