April 2, 2009 — SeeMyRadiology.com, a medical imaging access, archiving and collaboration service benefiting patients, hospitals, radiologists and referring physicians regardless of affiliation, will be introduced at HIMSS 2009 next week in Chicago.
SeeMyRadiology.com was developed by AccelaRAD in collaboration with The Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH) and Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta, GA).
Imaging patients can utilize SeeMyRadiology.com to create their own personalized libraries of exams in a centralized location. Furthermore, they can share their images easily and securely with physicians of their choosing. Patients will enjoy full ownership of their digital medical images in a “media-less” environment with convenient access and built-in portability.
For hospitals and imaging businesses, SeeMyRadiology.com supports streamlined cross-enterprise image communication with other imaging businesses and referring physicians. This streamlined process aims to eliminate the red tape of hardcopy image sharing and the time-consuming and cumbersome production of CDs. The application integrates with any PACS and represents a major step towards the comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR), according to the company.
According to SeeMyRadiology.com pilot user, Phil Larkin, PACS operations manager for Ohio State University Medical Center, “We have already documented that SeeMyRadiology.com and its instant electronic image sharing played a key role in saving the lives of six patients. Without SeeMyRadiology.com, our clinicians would not have had access to critical medical images to make the appropriate clinical decisions. By gaining timely access to these images, we were able to significantly impact outcomes.”