DICOM Grid Debuts “Medical Selfie” to Share Images using an iPhone
PHOENIX, AZ (April 1, 2015) – DICOM Grid today announced the release of the “medical selfie”, a new feature available through its mobile optimized medical image management platform. Using the feature, patients and care providers can upload medical pictures taken on an iOs device and securely share them with physicians.
“The ability to quickly send a picture is especially critical in trauma situations or frankly just to monitor ongoing care, ” Morris Panner, CEO of DICOM Grid said. “For example, patients or referring physicians can snap a shot of a burn, wound, or other injury and share it with a specialty provider in minutes. A physician can view the picture through our secure portal to determine a treatment plan and advise whether or not the issue requires an in-person visit.”
DICOM Grid is a pioneer in the rapidly evolving telehealth space, providing web-based tools that facilitate remote consultations involving imaging. On-line features for 24/7 access, real-time image sharing, mobile viewing, and secure messaging are made possible through its award winning product line, DG Suite. The medical selfie feature facilitates real-time sharing of “visible light” imagery in a HIPAA secure environment.
Commonly used in dermatology and wound care, visible light imagery can be assessed without special equipment. In addition to still pictures, patients are also able to share diagnostic imaging and related data. By creating a DICOM Grid account, all information that is uploaded and shared can be accessed and viewed by patients online.
“As a physician who performs online patient consultations, tools like medical selfies help to streamline the telemedicine process,” comments Dr. Rourke Stay, user of DICOM Grid and Founder of Lightbulb Radiology, an online destination for patients seeking second opinion services. “From a workflow standpoint, having images and pictures sent directly to my worklist is great. These tools empower patients by enabling them to seamlessly transfer imaging data from their own iphones into the hands of an expert consultant.”
During HIMSS 2015 in Chicago, customers, prospects, and media will have the opportunity to demonstrate the medical selfie at booth #5614. Members of the media should contact PR Representative Stacy Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and/or to coordinate interviews with DICOM Grid executives. To learn more visit: http://www.dicomgrid.com/medical-selfies.
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About DICOM Grid DICOM Grid is an open cloud platform for medical imaging applications. Our patented data security transforms your medical imaging information into a dynamic data warehouse where open web services provide universal access to all your clinically rich data. Now you can safely and easily deploy cloud applications for medical imaging collaboration, exchange, vendor-neutral archive, business continuity, EMR integration, bio-informatics, and more. Discover what the power of the cloud can do for your healthcare enterprise at www.dicomgrid.com.