PocketHealth Launches at Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH)

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) gives Patients Secure Access to Diagnostic Imaging and Reports Online with PocketHealth

Southern Illinois Healthcare (SIH) today announced the launch of PocketHealth, giving SIH patients instant access and the ability to view and share their medical images securely via any device. SIH is a not-for-profit health system serving the southernmost counties of Illinois.

With PocketHealth, SIH patients will no longer need to travel to a hospital to pick-up a CD-ROM of their medical images and will have access to PocketHealth’s Report Reader function, which defines complex medical terms found within the patient’s radiology report. 

PocketHealth also gives physicians and other healthcare providers electronic access to view their imaging instantly, in full diagnostic quality, or imports images into their system without additional software or account setup.

Finally, PocketHealth is reducing the costs of burning CD-ROMs and administrative time spent on sharing medical imaging with patients and referring physicians. SIH is the first hospital site in Illinois to adopt PocketHealth and move towards leveraging image sharing technology to improve patient and provider satisfaction.

“PocketHealth puts our patients at the center of their healthcare journey and makes image-sharing more timely,” said Marcia Matthias, SIH Corporate Director of Health Information. “Our goal is to eliminate the cumbersome process of burning images on CDs  and by removing this barrier we are improving a patient’s or healthcare provider’s access to important health information.” 

“Today, patients want more control over their own health and care, and complete visibility into what’s happening at each stage of their healthcare journey,” said Rishi Nayyar, Co-Founder and CEO, PocketHealth. “PocketHealth is thrilled to work with forward-thinking health systems like Southern Illinois Healthcare to make it easy for patients and providers to seamlessly access imaging without unnecessary frustrations that come with various technologies.”

SIH conducts approximately 200,000 imaging studies each year and is made up of four hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, Level II Trauma Center and more than 30 outpatient and specialty practices. SIH is part of the BJC Collective, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare organizations in the United States, serving metro St. Louis, mid-Missouri and Southern Illinois.

For more information, view the news release here.