Accelarad's SeeMyRadiology.com Provides Medical Image Exchange Cloud Service for Kaiser Permanente, Georgia
by Brendon Nafziger
, DOTmed News Associate Editor | September 15, 2010
ATLANTA -- Kaiser Permanente of Georgia, a division of the Kaiser Permanente national managed care organization, has selected Accelarad's SeeMyRadiology.com (http://www.seemyradiology.com) cloud-based imaging platform for the communication of imaging exams to their hospitalists and referring practices in Metro Atlanta. Using SeeMyRadiology.com's single, comprehensive web portal, doctors--wherever located--will be able to access and view images over the Internet in full diagnostic quality. Kaiser Permanente also will use the advanced SeeMyRadiology.com cloud-based imaging platform, which requires no special client-side software, to manage and access all the images that enter the managed care system through the SeeMyRadiology.com portal (http://www.seemyradiology.com/features/cloud-computing).
The patient care arm of Kaiser Permanente, the Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Inc. comprises more than 20 facilities in Georgia, served by more than 300 physicians. Kaiser Permanente moves patients through a range of specialized medical facilities and hospitals to deliver the highest quality of specialized care in Georgia. Kaiser Permanente has routinely ranked in the top 15 health plans by U.S. News & World Report and has ranked as one of the nation's top providers based on clinical quality data and NCQA accreditation scores.
"Finally, Kaiser Permanente has an efficient way to share medical images, eliminating the need for duplicate exams which can expose patients to unnecessary radiation, elevate health care costs and delay treatment," said Accelarad CEO Willie Tillery.
SeeMyRadiology.com, an Accelarad venture, is an online community for medical image exchange that is revolutionizing how imaging facilities, physicians, and patients store, share, and access medical images and reports. Via a cloud computing platform, SeeMyRadiology.com allows for easy collaboration and communication among health care providers and patients, dramatically improving access, costs, speed, and mobility of medical image exchange throughout the continuum of care. By fully complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules, SeeMyRadiology.com safeguards total patient confidentiality
Accelarad, an Atlanta-based company, is a market leader in medical image cloud computing. With the launch of SeeMyRadiology.com - its new online medical exchange community - Accelarad will continue to lead the industry, working with more than 600 facilities and 2,500 physicians, and processing more than 200 million medical images annually, serving as a new model for the delivery of radiology services through its virtual radiology network (VRN). Please visit www.accelarad.com or www.seemyradiology.com or call 1.888.883.4544 for more information.
About Kaiser Permanente Georgia
Kaiser Permanente is Georgia's largest not-for-profit health plan. Its mission is to provide high quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Kaiser Permanente serves more than 230,000 members in a 28-county service area in Metro-Atlanta with care focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists, and team of health care providers. Experts and caring medical teams are supported by industry-leading technology and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Nationally, Kaiser Permanente is recognized as one of America's leading health care providers, serving more than 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit www.kp.org