Ambra’s Best-in-Class Image Management Suite Adopted by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine
Leading Facilities Select Cloud Platform to Solve Complex Enterprise Workflows
NEW YORK, — November 20, 2018 — Ambra Health, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, today announced that Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and Weill Cornell Medicine have selected Ambra’s best-in-class imaging solutions. The latest wave of leading enterprise customers marks significant growth for Ambra, which has continued to expand its platform to deepen patient engagement and accessibility, including a new app launched last month and new patient portal capabilities. Ambra Health will be showcasing its medical image management solutions at Booth #1122 at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual conference on November 25 – 30 in Chicago, Illinois.
The Ambra Health platform offers hospital networks the ability to receive and exchange imaging with ease, widen referral networks, and increase the availability of imaging data so that it can be used for research, AI, and machine learning innovations. Enabling access to imaging across departments and facilities is critical to speeding up communication among medical staff and reducing time-to-care delivery. A successful image management strategy powered by Ambra Health not only covers imaging acquisition but also the return of valuable information to the referring network or directly to the patient.
At leading facilities, like Johns Hopkins Medicine, the sharing of medical images often includes receiving information from referring physicians and patients. Today, with Ambra Health, Johns Hopkins Medicine uploads over 600 imaging studies per day. Providing referring physicians with access to imaging can be a powerful way to reduce duplicative studies, and patient portals boost patient engagement as well as drive administrative efficiencies and improve care.
Previously, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital was burning costly CDs several times a day while receiving more than 30,000 outside imaging studies each year. Today, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital uses Ambra’s gateway software to share and receive images electronically from other image sharing platforms across their wide network and route them to where they need to be when they need to be there. The use of these gateways has helped to reduce redundant imaging and additional anesthesia for duplicate MRI procedures among their pediatric population. “When Cincinnati Children’s was looking for an image sharing solution we thought the network mattered. It turns out it doesn’t. Gateways matter” said Alex Towbin MD, Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging Associate Chief, Clinical Operations and Informatics Neil D. Johnson Chair of Radiology Informatics.
Once imaging has been freed from modalities, CDs, and complex VPN networks, the utilization of data for academic research, teleradiology, and AI and machine learning initiatives becomes a reality. At Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Keith Hentel, Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medicine, sees cloud VNA as a way to create a unified environment, with more complete access to data for physicians. “Our physicians want to see the compendium of multimedia on a patient in one unified environment. Our VNA will help us combine radiological imaging data with, perhaps, dermatological, or endoscopic data, and EKGs. It’s all the things that typically don’t fit in an HL7 electronic medical record, and yet still need to be organized in a timeline of events that have happened to a patient,” he said.
“Our partnerships with these world-class institutions reflects the importance of imaging in the new world of healthcare,” said Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health. “The right imaging infrastructure is essential to realize the potential of modern imaging and the scientific and clinical collaborations that are now possible. We are on the verge of incredible breakthroughs in research and care.”
Today, more than 1,500 healthcare organizations use Ambra Health for best-in-class image exchange and cloud VNA and more than four billion images are managed through the platform. Ambra Health was recently recognized by KLAS Research as the top medical image exchange vendor for the fourth year in a row and named Startup-of-the-Year in the SIIA Company CODiE Awards.
Those interested in learning more about Ambra Health’s imaging solutions, including the new Ambra mobile application and patient portal features, can receive a live demo at Booth #1122 during the upcoming RSNA conference. Ambra Health CEO, Morris Panner, will be speaking during the Google Health Corporate Symposium at RSNA on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 9:50 am CT. To make an appointment or for more detail, visit the Ambra Health website.
Also at this year’s show, Ambra Health will be hosting a cocktail reception in support of RADxx. RADxx is an initiative that fosters networking and mentorship opportunities for women in digital health technologies and imaging informatics. The winners of the second annual RADxx Awards will be announced during the reception. To attend the RADxx reception on Monday, November 26, 2018, RSVP here.
About Ambra Health
Ambra Health is a medical data and image management SaaS company. Intuitive, flexible, scalable and highly interoperable, the Ambra cloud platform is designed to serve as the backbone of imaging innovation and progress for healthcare providers. It empowers some of the largest health systems such as Memorial Hermann and New England Baptist Hospital as well as radiology practices, subspecialty practices, and clinical research organizations to dramatically improve imaging and collaborative care workflows. As expert partners, we listen to our customers, understand their needs, and apply our extensive knowledge to deliver innovative medical image management solutions for the future of healthcare, now. Discover what the Ambra medical imaging cloud can do for you at www.ambrahealth.com.