Our physicians are very pleased with (the system); they can access studies in the office, at home and while performing surgery. We don’t need VPNs or complicated infrastructure to have high-availability with the cloud-based system.
Athens, GA (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
HPN has recently provided Athens Vascular Surgeons with a simplified, yet all-embracing solution to access their patient's images and much more. Athens Vascular has praised HPN's PaxBox OneSource as an integral solution to their company’s medical imaging needs as a healthcare provider.
The large, state of the art vascular surgical group recently brought on Paxbox OneSource’s services for an array of capabilities: they can now easily gain access to their patients’ medical images from anywhere, diagnose and report from within one system, share images with other relevant healthcare providers, and receive a high-availability customized application that reduces their cost-per-exam.
“Our physicians are very pleased with (the system); they can access studies in the office, at home and while performing surgery. We don’t need VPNs or complicated infrastructure to have high-availability with the cloud-based system. The size of our studies can be as much as 5 Gigs, and even with high-speed internet this could cause a delay in our surgeon’s accessing the studies,” says Tom McLendon; CEO of Athens Vascular. “HPN customized our system combining a small cache server with the cloud storage to optimize the speed of access. We no longer store images on DVDs or need an onsite archive since the PaxBox OneSource product also provides us with on-line unlimited storage, access and disaster recovery.”
The company’s success with the Paxbox OneSource has opened up a new portal into the technology gates: with this immediate access through their cloud-based technology, it has created cost-reduction and increased efficiency in the way they run their medical imaging.
“According to studies, the cost of burning a CD or DVD to give to a patient or other healthcare provider is estimated to be between $7-15 per study,” says McLendon. “The additional cost to manage on-site archives and disaster recovery steps is an additional cost that has to be considered. For less than $6 per study, we have a full PACS system, reporting tools, image sharing, and disaster recovery. With no upfront cost to us, the ROI was immediate.”
About Athens Vascular Specialists
Athens Vascular provides the highest quality healthcare to patients in and around the Athens, Georgia area, performing a wide range of office-based and hospital-based procedures.The physicians at Athens Vascular are active in all aspects of conventional vascular surgery as well as endovascular surgical procedures including angioplasty, stent placement and endovascular graft placement. Additionally, non-invasive vascular diagnosisare is used to diagnose conditions from hypertension to strokes and more.
HPN’s mission is to improve Healthcare in America by enhancing interoperability between disparate systems and increasing collaboration between physicians. By overcoming organizational and physical barriers, HPN is connecting patients, providers, and hospitals nationwide through a unified cloud platform. HPN offers a vendor-neutral medical image management and sharing solution that is enabling providers to share medical images across the enterprise and beyond. For information on our services contact us at 888-314-4888 Ext.501.