Ohio Health System Taps Accelarad for Medical Image Sharing and Management

Lake Health to improve care coordination with medical imaging solution

Ohio Health System Taps Accelarad for Medical Image Sharing and Management

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, a leading provider of secure, cloud-based medical imaging solutions, and creators of SeeMyRadiology.com, announced today that Ohio-based has selected the company’s to request, view, manage store and share medical images and documents.

The health system will use Accelarad’s medical imaging solution, which is available via any Internet-connected computer or mobile device, to facilitate internal across departments; replace CDs and film; and reduce the costs associated with creating hard-copy diagnostic imaging files. Built on a hub-and-spoke deployment model ideal for hospitals and health systems, Accelarad’s social networking-like platform will also enable Lake Health to improve with Level I trauma units and facilitate collaboration with partners and other healthcare organizations.

“We are always looking for ways to improve efficiency and care coordination within our health system and with other healthcare organizations,” said Cynthia Moore-Hardy, FACHE, President and CEO of Lake Health. “With Accelarad, our physicians and affiliates will be equipped with the latest medical image sharing technology that will help them make care decisions more quickly and precisely.”

Lake Health, a not-for-profit health system with 15 facilities in Northeast Ohio, will utilize Accelarad’s technology, including the company’s iPhone® and iPad® app, to upload, view, store and share images and documents with patients, referring physicians and Level I trauma facilities in the region. Lake Health physicians will also be able to request medical images and studies from other healthcare organizations through the Accelarad portal. Additionally, patients will have all of their medical images in one central location and can access them whenever and wherever needed. By facilitating communication between Lake Health, other healthcare organizations and patients, Accelarad will strengthen patient loyalty, promote referrals, streamline patient transfers and improve critical care processes.

“Accelarad’s community has rapidly grown as more healthcare organizations recognize the importance of efficient and secure health information exchange,” said Willie Tillery, CEO of Accelarad. “With Accelarad as its partner, Lake Health now has the ability to exchange medical images and documents with trusted physicians at more than 1,000 healthcare organizations across the country. As more physicians, healthcare organizations and patients take advantage of Accelarad’s collaborative platform, the value of the network and ease of care coordination continues to increase.”

To learn more about how Accelarad’s cloud-based medical imaging solution can help , and bridge the continuum of care through the quick and secure exchange of medical images and documents, visit .

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Founded in 1999, Atlanta-based Accelarad, creators of SeeMyRadiology.com, makes it simple for healthcare organizations, physicians and patients to securely view, manage and share medical images and documents online. Intuitive and in tune with healthcare workflows, Accelarad’s scalable platform eliminates the costs, redundancies and administrative headaches of outmoded image transfer technology. The company’s robust, cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) platform empowers collaboration by allowing users to access and share medical images and documents from Internet-connected computers or mobile devices at any time, from anywhere. Accelarad’s true multi-tenant architecture supports today’s imaging needs, while also strategically positioning healthcare organizations to address the ongoing challenges of patient-centered, coordinated care.