News | Remote Viewing Systems | November 18, 2016

St. Luke's University Health Network Chooses Ambra Health for Image Exchange

Ambra offers medical image exchange in the cloud for health network spanning two states, seven hospitals and over 200 sites

Ambra Health, St. Luke's University Health Network, medical image exchange, RSNA 2016

November 18, 2016 — Ambra Health and St. Luke's University Health Network recently announced a new partnership that offers patients a streamlined method of image viewing and exchange.

St. Luke's University Health Network is a non-profit, fully integrated, nationally recognized network that provides services at seven hospitals and more than 200 sites throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With over 61,000 annual patient admissions, 1,341 physicians and 229,000 annual emergency room visits, medical image exchange throughout the wide network is an enormous part of successful data management and patient care at St. Luke's.

Chad Brisendine, chief information officer at St Luke's University Health Network, said, "When looking for cloud image management vendors, it was very important to us that the organization had worked with enterprise systems before. Ambra was a best-of-breed cloud image management vendor and had the experience that we were looking for."

Historically, medical images had been provided to patients and referring physicians on CDs — a costly and time-consuming process as patients needed to schedule a pick-time for their images and travel in-person to the patient records office. In addition, with the rise of 3-D mammography, DVD copies, which can take well over an hour to create, added to patient wait time and higher costs for the facility. Today, with Ambra Health, CDs and DVDs are being phased out and medical image upload time through the cloud takes less than three minutes. Secure, electronic sharing of images provides a simple alternative to image distribution via CD and offers significant benefits to both care providers and patients. Once a patient shares medical images with St. Luke's, they are given the ability to create an account to store medical images in a personal health record.

Ambra's image sharing and automated routing capabilities transform efficiency and the speed of image transfer in trauma situations, second opinion collaboration, and referrals as well as enabling patient uploads. In trauma and critical care situations, Ambra Health said it has greatly sped time-to-care delivery by sending imaging through the web and enabling life-saving data to be in a physician's hands even before the patient arrives. 

For more information: www.ambrahealth.com

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