HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the health care industry in America struggling with rising costs and tightening budgets, a film digitization service looks to ease at least some of that burden. Bayland Digital offers free film digitizing of X-rays, CTs, MRIs, ultrasounds, mammograms and other medical films. This process saves money while also freeing up space for other hospital resources. With appropriate backups in place, the digital versions of medical imagery can last forever; traditional film, on the other hand, is susceptible to loss or decay.
"Bayland's free film scanning and digitizing service is beneficial for everyone involved," explained Rudy NematZadeh, founder of Bayland Digital. "Patients enjoy having access to high-quality, digital images of all prior X-rays and scans, and doctors enjoy being able to give their patients a new level of convenience in the form of instantly available imagery. Meanwhile, hospitals save money when they don't have to produce and subsequently archive traditional medical film."
NematZadeh also pointed to the ecological aspect of the company's free film digitizing service: "X-ray films, for instance, releases significant toxins when left to decompose in a landfill. We strip out the polyester and silver from medical film to make for recycling purposes."
Knowing that hospitals and clinics often see their human resources stretched to the limit, Bayland Digital is happy to arrange for film to be carefully packed and shipped. The company provides all the tools and materials needed to pack and ship any volume of medical film.
Bayland Digital takes compliance seriously and uses only FDA-approved Vidar medical film scanners, while also adhering to HIPPA guidelines in the handling of sensitive information. The company shreds all paper records associated with each set of film, unless the client requests otherwise. The scanned files are created in a searchable DICOM format and will be given back to the client in a fully licensed PACS storage server at absolutely no cost; this format is guaranteed to work smoothly with any facility's PACS or EMR system.
Speaking to the mission of Bayland Digital, NematZadeh commented that saving money and resources for hospitals ultimately creates better outcomes for patients and likely a better work environment for doctors. Medical centers have the luxury of reinvesting resources in their infrastructure, service delivery or treatment options.
"Everything we're doing is part of an effort to support the conversion from analog to digital while reducing needless expenditures for our clients, their patients and everyone else who is affected by the physical, logistical, administrative, HR and financial deadweight associated with outdated or traditional archiving," says NematZadeh. "Our solution eliminates the need for film storage, retrieval service fees, per-scan costs and so much more. With hospitals and other medical organizations struggling to trim fat from their budgets, this free film scanning process is a financial no-brainer for all."
Not surprisingly, the free digitizing services of Bayland Digital are in high demand. The company only recently finished major projects at Baptist Hospital of Southwest Texas in Beaumont and Care Regional Medical Center in Aransas Pass.
About Bayland Digital, Inc.
Based in Houston, Bayland Digital, Inc. is the country's premier leader in free medical film digitizing service. Founded by a team of IT professionals, entrepreneurs and medical equipment experts, Bayland Digital operates state-of-the-art Vidar medical film scanners that is capable of digitizing up to 2 million medical film sheets a month, guaranteeing a speedy, secure and accurate final product.
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