“I enjoy contributing to patient care, but firing up an off-site computer and connecting to patient images using a web browser just isn't as consistent or reliable. Mobile access takes away the pain of the afterhours consult and allows me to participate using my mobile device from wherever I am. Mobile access to patient images makes my knowledge, skills, and experience accessible to my trainees, referring providers, and patients much more readily and effectively.”
Dr. Jason Helvey, Neuroradiologist, Nebraska Medicine
Nebraska Medicine, located in Omaha, NE, is the largest healthcare facility in the state and is known for excellence, innovation, and quality patient care. They set out to trial a telehealth program that would enhance their neurosurgeons' ability to quickly differentiate between cases needing immediate intervention and transfer to higher levels of care, versus cases that could be treated locally at rural and community hospitals. The ability to quickly determine required levels of care significantly eases the burden on the patient, family, and specialty care locations.
The pilot used a zero foot-print virtual imaging platform comprised of iPads, ResolutionMD® enterprise image viewer, and cloud technology from Purview. In 50 plus exams, image transmissions from the cloud-based server to the iPad tablets were viewable with no compatibility issues. The system has 100 percent uptime and not a single byte of personal health information is transferred to the tablet, making the entire system fully HIPAA-compliant. The radiologists are appreciative as they are no longer restricted by their desk computers and now can quickly and securely access time-sensitive information, from any location, via their mobile devices.