Streamlined Access to Diagnostic Images Helps Create Plan of Care Before Patient Arrives at Nebraska-Based Critical Access Hospital

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OffSite Image Management Solves Challenges at Brodstone Memorial Hospital With Custom Diagnostic Image Solutions

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While many vendors cater to the larger hospitals, OffSite remains committed to rural players in the healthcare industry, giving them industry-leading solutions without the high cost normally associated with such advanced technology.

Brodstone Memorial Hospital has a reputation of setting a benchmark for critical access hospitals in Nebraska and across state lines. Located in Superior, Neb., Brodstone has a rich history of serving the region going back to the late 1800s. However, like other critical access hospitals, administrators recognized they were having issues with managing ever-changing IT standards to compete with larger hospitals, including disaster recovery solutions and streamlining access to diagnostic images.

When administrators began working with OffSite Image Management, Inc., the hospital began to access virtual CD solutions for diagnostic images. This allows them to communicate and share patient exams from one hospital to another without having to utilize mail or a static VPN. Problems with software limitations or CD-reading were also eliminated.

“We are now able to send the medical providers a login, password, and link to access the patient’s images,” said Diane Littrell, director of diagnostic imaging at Brodstone. “They can view the images and have a plan of care established long before the patient even arrives at their door.”

Brodstone is also utilizing new disaster recovery strategies with OffSite, which help provide a more streamlined diagnostic image management process and protect the organization should a data breach or loss occur. These strategies include real-time data replication and archiving, database back-up and business continuity solutions.

These resources mean continuous access to critical patient data whether the data breach is linked to natural disaster or technological causes. While Brodstone had a system in place for disaster recovery, these enhanced strategies help the organization maintain an even stronger foothold on patient data.

OffSite’s diverse solution offerings, being intuitive and straightforward, attracted Brodstone to OffSite. The experiences of OffSite’s CEO and founder, Lasha Dalakishvili, who has held many positions in the radiology industry, was also a bonus for Brodstone in choosing OffSite.

“We are continuing to work with Brodstone to customize the tools that work for their healthcare professionals and their patients, such as more accessible and efficient PACS solutions,” said Dalakishvili. “While many vendors cater to the larger hospitals, OffSite remains committed to rural players in the healthcare industry, giving them industry-leading solutions without the high cost normally associated with such advanced technology.”

Littrell explains that having customized answers with immediate customer service has made the process even more successful. “It has been a pleasure to be able to call the OffSite team, ask whether or not they can provide a catered option for our facility and to hear them say ‘Yes, we will make it happen,’” Littrell said. “OffSite is small enough that personal relationships can be developed. Like many critical access hospitals, we continue to provide our patients with cutting-edge care where and when they need it. We’re pleased that this means we can provide cutting-edge technology for their data, too.”

About OffSite: OffSite Image Management, Inc. provides vendor neutral archiving services based on open architecture design and industry enterprise archiving standards. OffSite solutions integrate seamlessly with other applications and eliminates the concern regarding obsolescence and future storage requirements. For more information about OffSite, visit online at http://offsiteimagemgt.com.

Read more about Brodstone Memorial Hospital at: http://www.brodstonehospital.org/

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