RALEIGH, N.C., May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPhoto Manager, a healthcare technology firm improving physician and patient access to medical images, announced today the launch of MedPhoto Manager, an iOS application that provides physicians with a secure and reliable tool for taking, storing, and sharing patient photos.
The application enables physicians to provide more personalized care for patients, which in turn improves the patient experience and retention, resulting in increased practice revenues in excess of $100,000 annually per doctor. With MedPhoto Manager, doctors can utilize their own mobile devices to take and then automatically store images in a HIPAA-compliant cloud server.
Dr. Michael Samuels, an optometrist based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the founder and CEO of MedPhoto Manager. He saw a market opportunity for a secure and reliable service that allows doctors to take and distribute medical photos. He also wanted to provide patients with improved access to images and information about their conditions; so for example, the application includes a feature that enables doctors to attach informative notes to stored images.
Prior to the development and launch of the application, Dr. Samuels utilized his mobile device to take pictures, but saw the need for a HIPAA compliant solution that properly stored the photos and allowed sharing. The typical procedure for taking medical photos is time-consuming and cumbersome and can involve nurses and other staff going back and forth from diagnostic machines back to the patient. With MedPhoto Manager, the doctor simply takes the photo in the exam lane, and then immediately shares it with colleagues for expert opinions, and other approved caregivers. Patients will have access to their photos by simply logging into the app.
Eyecarecenter in North Carolina is currently implementing MedPhoto Manager across its practice to increase efficiency, provide a better patient experience and better care.
"MedPhoto Manager closes a gap for physicians that has existed in healthcare far too long," said Dr. Kevin Loflin, optometrist at Eyecarecenter. "It is a time-consuming hassle to obtain your patients' records and prior images. With MedPhoto Manager, you do not have to do a lot of work. From a patient standpoint, it simplifies the process of tracking down health records and images as well – everything is right there in the app."
Key attributes and benefits of the MedPhoto Manager application include:
- Includes a secure database of medical professionals using the application, with the ability for doctors to add "colleagues" for professional communication and networking.
- For patients, medical photo capture/messaging to their doctors and access to the photos taken during their exams.
- Seamlessly links patients and their associated photos, giving physicians a fast and accurate reference tool to gauge patient progress/prognoses.
- Allows improved and more transparent communication between healthcare providers and patients, creating a better patient experience.
- Reduces expense of utilizing medical imaging technology when it isn't necessary.
- Increases practice flow for doctors allowing them more opportunities to capture images that are billable to medical insurance
"I created this application, because I'm a doctor who saw the need for a simple yet powerful image storage and sharing tool," said Dr. Samuels. "The healthcare community needs to embrace applications such as MedPhoto Manager in order to improve efficiency and patient care. It also provides practices with a new revenue stream. While I utilize the app for my optometry practice, it's suitable for a wide range of disciplines that require photographic records. Our application provides physicians with a HIPAA compliant tool that better organizes patient photos and encourages inter-doctor collaboration."
About MedPhoto Manager
MedPhoto Manager is a healthcare technology firm that develops solutions for the medical field to aid in the sharing and storing of images. The MedPhoto Manager application allows physicians and staff to take and store clear photos via iOS devices while enabling easy and secure communication between other physicians and patients. The company was founded by CEO Dr. Michael Samuels, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based optometrist.
Fore more information, visit www.medphotomanager.com.
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