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TMCNet:  Sentara Healthcare Opts for Accelarad's Cloud-Based Medical Imaging Solution

[December 12, 2012]

Sentara Healthcare Opts for Accelarad's Cloud-Based Medical Imaging Solution

Dec 13, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Accelarad, a provider of secure, cloud-based medical imaging solutions, and creators of SeeMyRadiology.com, announced that Sentara Healthcare has selected its medical imaging solution to securely request, view, share and store medical images and documents throughout Sentara Hampton Roads' advanced imaging centers and hospitals.


A not-for-profit health system, Sentara operates more than 100 sites of care serving residents across Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

In a release, the Company said that using its collaborative medical image exchange network - an online, social media-like medical image sharing community for healthcare organizations and physicians - Sentara physicians can improve workflow, increase collaboration and potentially avoid unnecessary imaging studies. Sentara anticipates reducing time and administrative tasks associated with manually transporting hard copy films or images on CDs, meaning Sentara patients will benefit from having images important to diagnosis and treatment arrive before they do.

Built on a hub-and-spoke deployment model ideal for large hospitals and health systems, Accelarad said that its platform enables care coordination across healthcare organizations, departments and physician practices. The solution will help physicians at Sentara speed diagnosis and treatment of patients and foster collaboration with referring physicians. As participating physicians within Sentara's system invite colleagues to join the community, the network grows and becomes more valuable to both Sentara and physicians - ultimately leading to faster and easier communications to help achieve better patient outcomes.

"Sentara is well known for being a leader in patient safety and quality innovation, so it was no surprise that they wanted a scalable and robust medical imaging solution to integrate with existing technology and processes while also securing benefits right out of the gate," said Willie Tillery, CEO of Accelarad. "Sentara will not only experience a reduction in costs, but it will also enable its medical staff to improve workflows and in some cases ultimately provide quicker diagnosis and patient care." ((Comments on this story may be sent to health@closeupmedia.com))

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