HCA MidAmerica Division Teams with Accelarad to Improve Medical Image Sharing

Accelarad’s medical imaging solution to strengthen care coordination between healthcare organizations throughout the Midwest

<0> For AccelaradDodge CommunicationsJeff Nessler; 770-576-2573 </0>

Accelarad, a leading provider of secure, cloud-based medical imaging solutions, and creators of SeeMyRadiology.com, announced today that has equipped seven hospitals and multiple physician clinics in the Midwest region with Accelarad’s . The Kansas City, Mo.-based multi-market health system joins two major healthcare providers in the area and hundreds of healthcare organizations in the Midwest that already leverage Accelarad for .

HCA MidAmerica, a division of , the world’s largest private healthcare facilities operator, will utilize Accelarad’s social networking-like platform to streamline the referral process for patients transferring from the health system to Level I trauma facilities, pediatric centers and smaller healthcare organizations throughout the Midwest. Accelarad’s medical imaging solution, which can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device, will also enable the health system to collaborate and improve with its global network of healthcare facilities and other partner healthcare organizations.

“Every day, hundreds of patients come to each of our hospitals and clinics and following a visit, many transfer to other facilities both inside and outside of our network,” said Terri Eberting, Division PACS Administrator at HCA Midwest. “With Accelarad, our physicians can more easily request, view, store and share medical images and documents with other healthcare organizations—before and after a patient’s visit. Faster medical image sharing will give providers access to the most up-to-date patient information and will result in more informed care decisions and improved patient outcomes.”

Accelarad’s cloud-based platform will also eliminate the health system’s process of managing medical images on CDs and film, which, in turn, will help prevent providers from ordering duplicate tests as a result of damaged or lost images.

“With multiple healthcare facilities spread across four states, effective care coordination is a critical part of HCA MidAmerica’s care delivery process,” said Willie Tillery, CEO at Accelarad. “By adopting technology that improves the efficiency of , HCA MidAmerica will streamline the referral process for patients, strengthen relationships with its network of partner facilities and advance care coordination throughout the Midwest.”

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

HCA Midwest Health System is the Kansas City area’s largest healthcare provider, consisting of 10 hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services to meet the healthcare needs of the greater Kansas City area. HCA Midwest Health System is also the area’s largest private sector employer with more than 9,000 employees, the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care, and annually donates more than $1.2 million to local charities. Since April 2003, HCA Midwest Health System has invested more than $845 million to enhance and expand patient services and has paid more than $216 million in taxes to local communities. HCA Midwest Health System facilities serving the Kansas City area include Research Medical Center, Research Psychiatric Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Allen County Hospital and Cass Regional Medical Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health System, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Midwest Physicians currently represents 343 physicians, including 145 primary care providers and 193 specialists with 80 physician practices providing care in 149 locations to serve the community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health System team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com.

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.

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