ANNAPOLIS, Md. (PRWEB) March 22, 2020
Purview, a global healthcare technology company headquartered in Annapolis, MD, announced today that its medical image sharing service will be freely available for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic. This service is intended to help protect patients and physicians from unnecessary exposure to the virus, and reduce the burden on an already overwhelmed healthcare system.
Social distancing is strongly recommended to prevent transmission of this virus, but physicians and patients still need to deliver medical imaging for continued care. The virus can be transferred from person-to-person, but electronically sharing health records can help reduce traffic into medical facilities and lower this risk. Additionally, even coming into contact with a CD/DVD that has been exposed to the virus has the potential for contagion as the virus can live on surfaces for days. By sharing images electronically, physicians and their patients can cut down on these potentially dangerous interactions.
In addition to the threat of COVID-19 itself, Purview is especially concerned by medical institutions becoming overwhelmed. Purview is providing its services to help minimize this burden by making it easier for providers to electronically share imaging, while also protecting patients from unnecessary potential exposure. This free service is already being used in critical areas like Italy, France, Japan, Singapore, India, the United Kingdom, the United States and other areas hard-hit by this pandemic.
“We feel it’s important to use our resources to help mitigate the risk of transmission not only in our local community, but wherever it is needed. Telehealth services are critical at a time like this,” said Purview’s Chief Executive Officer, Les Trachtman. “We are all in this together.”
The service is available to anyone in need by visiting https://purview.net/covid-19 on any desktop or laptop device.
Purview is a healthcare technology company that has pioneered cloud-based medical systems, serving more than 1,000 providers and millions of patients around the globe. The company is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Florianopolis, Brazil.
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