Medical images have historically been exchanged and shared on CDs since the mid-1990s. In fact, medical imaging may be the only thing still shared 90s style. We’ve comfortably moved just about every other aspect of our personal and professional lives to some form of electronic transfer. Financial records, insurance information, lab and radiology reports, and more. Yet, imaging remains on CDs.
Even in the best-case scenario where a CD has been mailed or delivered successfully to a physician’s office, the front desk staff may find themselves dealing with yet another challenge – the upload process.
CD burning vendors each have their own proprietary system which can cause potential upload difficulties. Physicians also often to need to re-learn the tooling of each system when opening the imaging on their desktops.