CDs still act as the prevalent method of image exchange across the US healthcare system despite 75% of healthcare experts surveyed in a consumer report believing that eliminating CDs would improve patient care.
CDs place an enormous amount of pressure on patients. We are asking a patient, who is often ill or worried about a condition, to drive and pick-up a CD of their imaging that can easily be lost, broken, or encrypted leading to a less than efficient appointment. Ambra Health conducted a patient survey which found a large disparity between what patients want and what they are receiving. About 80% of patients want access to their imaging, yet only about a quarter actually have that access.
CDs impede the lives of providers and administrators, too. Healthcare facilities are wasting over 84 days per year on CD upload, burning, and patient data matching. Relying on a medium based transfer method like CDs leads to increased spending for hospitals, sometimes well over $100,000 a year on courier costs alone.
Let’s stop wasting physician, administrator, and patient time with CDs. It is time to #DitchTheDisk and move to the Cloud.
CDs Are Out of Date
CDs Waste Time and Money
CDs Negatively Impact Patient Care
Eliminate CDs and Move to the Cloud