Atlanta (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
Accelarad, the nation's leading cloud-based medical image sharing solution, announces a partnership with Gift of Life Donor Program, an organ and tissue transplant network serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. One of three major organ procurement organizations (OPOs) to adopt Accelarad in the last year, Gift of Life Donor Program will utilize the technology to more efficiently coordinate more than 400 donors each year, as well as share images with transplant surgeons across the country.
Access to medical images during organ recovery and allocation means transplant teams are not reliant solely on diagnostic numbers or the interpretation of another provider. In the instance of cardiothoracic organs, an image may often show a better organ than what the data indicated. Without an image for review, a transplant team has to mobilize before evaluating whether an organ is viable. Gift of Life Donor Program chose Accelarad because its technology enables collaborative coordination of resources while providing users with both security and ease of use.
“In organ transplant and recovery, communication with visual support is vital to making better decisions,” said Kelly Fitzgerald, IT trainer and analyst for Gift of Life Donor Program. “The image-transfer technology from Accelarad enhances our processes and allows our transplant teams to do their jobs more quickly, which can make the difference in these life-saving, mission critical situations.”
The primary role of a transplant coordinator is to manage families and potential donors, but they are often tasked with the logistical aspects of the transplant. Accelarad provides web-based installation and updates, as well as 24-hour support so Gift of Life never has to delay a recovery or allocation. The user-friendly system minimizes documentation on both ends, allowing transplant coordinators to focus on supporting the families, donors and recipients.
“We are proud to partner with Gift of Life Donor Program, the only OPO in the country to have coordinated more than 400 donors last year” said Willie Tillery, CEO of Accelarad. “This partnership demonstrates the key benefit of our cloud-based technology - allowing healthcare decision makers to view images from anywhere prior to coordinating the limited resources and logistics necessary for recovery.”
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 http://www.accelarad.com and follow @Accelarad.
Gift of Life Donor Program
Gift of Life Donor Program is the non-profit, federally designated organ and tissue transplant network serving the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. For more than 39 years, Gift of Life has coordinated more than 35,000 organ transplants, along with more than an estimated 500,000 tissue transplants. For more information on organ and tissue donation, please call Gift of Life at 1-800-DONORS-1 (1-800-366-6771) or visit at http://www.donors1.org.