PHOENIX, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DICOM Grid, the #1 medical image exchange vendor, today released a new eBook, which examines how the latest cloud technologies can save time, money, and improve interoperability in the world of trauma transfers. The eBook, entitled "Medical Images in the World of Trauma Transfers," serves as an educational guide for medical institutions considering migrating to the Cloud.
"It's a scary statistic, but most studies have found a repeat imaging rate of 60 percent when patients are transferred to major trauma centers," said Morris Panner, CEO of DICOM Grid. "And a portion of this percentage is attributed to missing data or the inability to interpret outside data on compact discs. Not only does this delay care and expose patients to extra radiation, but it can also tack on significant costs to healthcare services. By taking advantage of web-based cloud technology, however, medical images can quickly and safely be sent from outside facilities before and during patient transport."
The new eBook highlights how Cloud-based image management tools are quickly gaining traction in the world of trauma transfers. Specific topics covered in the eBook include:
- A breakdown of the new criteria recently put forth by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), requiring Level I and II trauma centers to have a mechanism in place to view radiographic imaging from referring hospitals;
- Definitions of Level I and Level II Trauma Centers;
- How Cloud-based sharing solutions support image transfer and upload from a variety of inputs;
- The benefits of using Cloud-based sharing solutions;
- How Cloud-based solutions are keeping patients in control; and,
- A case study featuring Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
This eBook is a highly anticipated addition to DICOM Grid's resource library, which includes additional eBooks, whitepapers and guides on optimizing image management strategies. Complimentary copies can be downloaded from DICOM Grid's website.
About DICOM Grid
DICOM Grid is a global cloud platform for medical imaging information and applications. Its patented data security transforms medical imaging information into a dynamic data warehouse where open web services provide universal access to clinically rich data. Physicians can safely and easily deploy cloud applications for medical imaging collaboration, exchange, vendor-neutral archive, business continuity, EMR integration, bio-informatics, and more.
SOURCE DICOM Grid