United Medical Imaging Healthcare (Los Angeles, Calif.) recently upgraded to Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform (see video link) to deliver enterprise imaging and vendor-neutral archiving and added Carestream’s Vue Motion enterprise viewer module to enhance access to imaging studies.
United Medical Imaging Healthcare (UMIH) has grown rapidly and now includes 22 facilities that perform MR, CT, X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, mammography, PET-CT and other diagnostic imaging services. The organization captures and manages more than 400,000 imaging exams a year.
“We purchased Carestream’s RIS and PACS five years ago when we were a much smaller organization. Carestream has tailored and customized its new Clinical Collaboration Platform to address all the needs of our workflow—from image capture and reading to the delivery of final reports to our extensive multi-county network of referring physicians,” said Nasser Hiekali, CEO of UMIH Management Company.
He adds that Carestream’s fully featured Vue Motion enterprise viewer offers convenient access to a patient’s clinical history including images, videos, waveforms and reports from FDA-approved mobile devices.
Currently more than 4,000 physician practices have secure access to patient imaging data and radiology reports using Carestream’s enterprise viewer. “Empowering physicians with multiple options for rapid and secure access to patient imaging data creates opportunities to expedite treatment decisions and ultimately enhance patient care outcomes,” according to Mr. Hiekali.
Planned future projects include achieving patient engagement in the process of digital scheduling and confirmation of their appointments. Data from Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform also will be integrated with the company’s billing software using HL7 and other interfaces.
Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform provides standards-based data capture, management, archiving and distribution for imaging data across the healthcare enterprise. It enables enterprise-wide imaging and associates all the data for each patient within a single patient record.
About United Medical Imaging Healthcare
United Medical Imaging Healthcare, Inc., (UMIH) was founded in 2006 with the goal of providing a comfortable patient environment and advanced diagnostic technology. Over the last 11 years the organization has expanded to 22 locations. UMIH credits this organic growth to its ability to expedite responsiveness to patients, the physician community and clients. The organization has a distinct focus on the Southern California market they serve and plans to continuously enhance their geographic footprint, upgrade imaging center equipment to offer the latest technology and create a comfortable and modern clinical interior for patients. For more information please visit www.umih.com.