Mrs. Claus Needs a Second Opinion

Mrs. Claus

Powdering her nose ever so carefully, Mrs. Claus knew that she couldn’t hide it forever – her nose was turning bright red and round. Each and everyday she found herself looking more and more like Rudolph. Scared that something was very wrong, she hid her condition with make-up. However, one day Santa awoke from his daily chocolate-chip cookie induced nap a bit early and caught her in the act.

“Mrs. Claus!” he yelled, “You need to get that checked at once. You could be developing a serious illness like Prancer, Elfitis, or a Polar infection!” She knew he was right, sighed heavily, and dragged herself to Dr. Evergreen who lived in Candy Cane Village.

Upon arrival, and a quick inspection of her nose, he took an MRI scan. He seemed befuddled by her condition and remarked that she may need a second opinion from somewhere far outside of the North Pole. “But, I need to help the Elves finish all the children’s gifts!” she yelled. “Don’t worry,” said Dr. Evergreen, “last year, I was able to receive Santa’s images across the world through Ambra Health’s medical image management cloud.”

“What’s that?” she asked. Suddenly, Dr. Evergreen broke out into a song in tune with Silent Night,

Cloudy night, wonderful night!
PACS admins sleep tight
Instant image exchange
Through the web,
Sleep in imaging peace,
Sleep in imaging peace.

“O, I get it!” said Mrs.Claus. You can share, store and view,  images instantly through the web rather than mailing them on a CD which could break, get lost, or be difficult to upload. So much faster and easier on the patients, the physicians, and hospital staff!”  (what can we say, Mrs. Claus is a fast-learner).

Dr. Evergreen shared her images with Big Apple Hospital located in New York City. He opened their second opinion portal powered by the Ambra cloud platform, completed the information about her case, added in her images, swiped her Peppermint Amex (even Santa can’t escape the credit card companies), and whisked them off!

At Big Apple Hospital, Mrs. Claus’ file was reviewed by an administrator who expedited her case to the appropriate physician, a rare disease doctor by the name of Dr. Cures-Alot. In about an hour, they received a phone call from Dr. Cures-Alot. Dr. Cures-Alot said, “Mrs. Claus you have a very rare but highly treatable illness. It’s called Reindeer Pox – a chicken pox type illness that can spread from Reindeer to humans. In reindeer, it can sometimes cause permanent changes like a bright red round nose, but in humans, these symptoms will clear up on their own in a few weeks with some rest and lots of fluids.”

Mrs. Claus breathed a big sigh of relief. She spent the next few days curled up under a Buffalo-plaid check quilt with hot chocolate topped with extra whipped cream in hand. Surely enough, her red nose faded away, and she was able to help the Elves finish the last few “Operation” games. You can bet that some extra special good cheer would be heading to Ambra Health and Dr. Cures-Alot for their help in delivering world-class healthcare to the frozen tundra.

Happy holidays to all, and to all a good night

Catherine Slotnick, Marketing Manager

About Catherine Slotnick

Catherine Slotnick is a passionate healthcare marketer with a deep interest in the latest & greatest in the Health IT space. As Ambra Health's Director of Marketing, Catherine primarily focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership content in the radiology and informatics space. Catherine graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Psychology & Art History. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking and petting dogs that aren't hers.

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