Atlanta (PRWEB) October 24, 2013
Today, Accelarad, a leading cloud-based medical image sharing solution, announced that it has launched Connect America, a first-of-a-kind program that will revolutionize accountable care by connecting patients, doctors and hospitals across the country with 21st century medical image-sharing. Accelarad is the largest and most experienced cloud-based medical image-transfer platform available today, enabling collaborative coordination of care while providing users with both security and simplicity of use.
Medical images are critical to trauma transfers, specialty consults, and patient image requests. Previously, images were shared manually on CDs, which had a high defect rate and often required patient rescans. Connect America will join together hospitals, clinics, physicians and patients from Raleigh N.C. to Seattle, Wash. via a cloud-based platform that allows medical professionals to share images instantly and as easily as using a social networking site. The HIPAA-compliant solution also makes images immediately available for doctors and patients online and via a custom iPhone or iPad app.
"Sharing images via Connect allows us to immediately identify the appropriate medical specialist, and speed diagnostic images to them so we can quickly confer on the cases," said Donald Plumley, M.D., co-director of trauma for Orlando Health and director of the pediatric trauma service at Arnold Palmer Hospital. "As the Connect America network grows, so does access to improved treatment options for patients across the country."
"Already active in eight markets across the country, we are very excited to take the Connect program to a national level," said Willie Tillery, CEO and co-founder of Accelarad. "Hospitals, physicians and patients who have joined the Connect America network, have seen first-hand how 21st century image sharing via our secure cloud platform can improve patient care and mitigate rising health costs."
Collaborative medical image and document exchange has the potential to eliminate the use of CDs, speeding up the treatment decision process and allowing doctors to focus on improved patient care. Furthermore, the free mobile app empowers patients to take an active role in their own wellness by making it easy to seek a second opinion or set up a specialist consult without requiring a full record release.
Healthcare providers and patients interested in joining the growing network can learn more and sign up at http://www.accelarad.com/connect-america. Likewise, all users can download the Accelarad app from the Apple App store.
Founded in 1999, Atlanta-based Accelarad, creators of SeeMyRadiology.com, makes it simple for healthcare organizations, physicians and patients to securely view, manage and share medical images and documents online. Intuitive and in tune with healthcare workflows, Accelarad’s scalable platform eliminates the costs, redundancies and administrative headaches of outmoded image transfer technology. The company’s robust, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) platform empowers collaboration by allowing users to access and share medical images and documents from Internet-connected computers or mobile devices at any time, from anywhere. Accelarad’s true multi-tenant architecture supports today’s imaging needs, while also strategically positioning healthcare organizations to address the ongoing challenges of patient-centered, coordinated care. For more information, visit accelarad.com and follow @Accelarad.