News | August 23, 2013

Cloud-based Medical Imaging Helps Baptist Health Eliminate 85 Percent of Discs

Level II trauma hospital now shares medical images with more than a dozen Alabama healthcare providers, improving the throughput of patient care

August 23, 2013 — Baptist Health eliminated 85 percent of CDs by storing and sharing medical images in real-time through Accelarad’s secure cloud platform. As central Alabama’s healthcare leader and one of only five Level II trauma facilities in the state, Baptist Health has been an Accelarad customer since March 2013.

Accelarad’s platform allows physicians and patients to access medical images in real-time from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device — similar to images uploaded to a social network. Prior to implementing Accelarad, Baptist Health manually stored and shared medical images on CDs. Oftentimes, these CDs were physically transported from referring hospitals hundreds of miles away, delaying patient care. Moreover, 20-30 percent of these CDs contained bad files, forcing patients to be rescanned.

“Accelarad has dramatically improved our continuity of patient services, particularly in trauma cases,” said Julio Rios, M.D., emergency room (ER) physician at Baptist Health. “In the ER, we now have a patient’s medical images before he/she arrives at our facility, which helps the throughput of patient care. We can have the patient’s room, the operating room and our medical staff fully prepared to treat the patient before we’ve even seen the individual, which makes a life-saving difference.”

Today, Baptist Health is connected with 15 other regional providers, including Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Jackson Hospital and Vaughan Regional Medical Center.  Now these hospitals and physicians can instantly access medical images to facilitate trauma transfers, specialty consults and patient image requests.

For more information:

Related Content

Fujifilm Showcases Enterprise Imaging Portfolio and AI Initiative at HIMSS 2018
News | PACS | March 14, 2018
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently showcased its enterprise imaging and informatics solutions at the...
Technology | PACS Accessories | March 14, 2018
March 14, 2018 — Vital Images recently announced the release of Vitrea Connection version 7.0 with new features, incl
Drchrono EHR Partners With Ambra Health for Medical Imaging Access
News | Remote Viewing Systems | March 14, 2018
drchrono Inc. announced a new partnership with Ambra Health to give physicians and radiologists direct access to...
In this ebook, we look at four ways that you can increase your organization’s workflow intelligence to enable a more productive clinical team
News | Information Technology | March 14, 2018
In this ebook, we look at four ways that you can increase your organization’s workflow intelligence to enable a more...
Siemens Healthineers Launches New Partners for Digital Ecosystem at HIMSS 2018
News | PACS Accessories | March 12, 2018
At the 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, March 5-9...
Carestream Exceeds 26 Billion Images Managed in Vue Cloud Platform
News | Archive Cloud Storage | March 09, 2018
Carestream Health’s Vue Cloud, a healthcare imaging cloud service based on the Carestream Clinical Collaboration...
Siemens Healthineers Launches Next Generation of syngo Dynamics at ACC 2018
Technology | Cardiac PACS | March 09, 2018
March 9, 2018 — At the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session and Expo, March 10-12 in Orlan
News | Artificial Intelligence | March 08, 2018
Nuance Communications Inc. announced the signing of a multi-year strategic agreement with Partners HealthCare at the...
Vitrea Intelligence Enables Imaging Queensland Network to Optimize Operations
News | Analytics Software | March 08, 2018
March 8, 2018 – Vital Images announced that its enterprise...
Overlay Init