Patient Platform Provides Image-Sharing Functionality
By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 06 Dec 2017
Image: A novel image-sharing platfrom puts the patient in control (Photo courtesy of Paxeramed).
A patient-centric imaging exchange platform enables healthcare facilities to securely distribute medical images and reports to patients via a native app.
The Paxeramed (Newton, MA, USA) CareRad image exchange platform gives patients control over their magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) scans, x-ray studies, and other medical images, right from their mobile phone. As a result, the need to burn CDs and DVDs is obviated, administrative tasks are streamlined, and patient satisfaction increased. CareRad also utilizes the highest security measures, and is designed to integrate with any picture archiving and communication system (PACS).
Once verified, a patient can use the dedicated smartphone app to forward images from the imaging center to another clinician or facility. The patient controls the whole transaction, including granting permissions to the doctor or surgeon. A provider side companion application called CareRadMD allows attending radiologists to communicate directly with healthcare providers, thus solving potential communication issues when imaging results are needed urgently.
Other features include assistance to find nearby clinics and hospitals; view care providers’ contact information and communicate with them via secure messaging; authorize family members to access medical data through secure proxy settings; receive educational materials related to healthcare issues; and connect with wearable devices or input medical data manually. The CareRad and CareRadMD apps are available on the iTunes App store and on Google Play.