South Georgia Medical Center Selects PocketHealth

SGMC selects PocketHealth for medical image sharing

South Georgia Medical Center selects PocketHealth to provide patients and providers with access to diagnostic imaging and reports

Valdosta-based healthcare system will move towards eliminating CDs and networks to improve patient-experiences

We are pleased to announce that South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) has selected PocketHealth to provide patients and providers with improved access to medical imaging and reports. 

By implementing PocketHealth, SGMC patients will be able to securely and efficiently access, store and share their medical imaging records and reports, giving patients more information and insight into their healthcare. Additionally, patients will benefit from the convenience of PocketHealth’s Report Reader feature, which defines complex medical terms found in radiology reports, giving patients a better understanding of their medical imaging results.

“SGMC is committed to creating an unsurpassed experience for our patients and network of providers,” said Chuck Marshburn, Chief Information Officer, South Georgia Medical Center. “Utilizing PocketHealth will empower our patients by providing better access to their imaging and reports, while also providing educational materials to understand them.”

SGMC serves a community of 400,000 residents across 15 counties and conducts more than 210,000 imaging studies each year. PocketHealth images will be made available for viewing electronically as well as in full diagnostic quality (DICOM) for sharing with healthcare professionals. 

“By partnering with SGMC, PocketHealth continues to support the movement towards a more patient-centric healthcare experience,” said Rishi Nayyar, Co-Founder and CEO of PocketHealth. “We are excited to offer SGMC patients the convenience and control of accessing and sharing their medical imaging and reports, ultimately improving the quality of care and empowering patients to take a more active role in their healthcare journey.”

SGMC is planning to launch PocketHealth in July, 2023. 

South Georgia Medical Center is a not-for-profit medical system dedicated to being the leader in improving the health, wellness, and quality of life in the community. With 418 licensed beds and more than 600 providers and 2,900 employees, SGMC, its campuses, and affiliates provide a broad range of high-quality healthcare services. With four hospitals (SGMC Valdosta, SGMC Smith Northview in Valdosta, SGMC Lanier in Lakeland, and SGMC Berrien in Nashville) South Georgia Medical Center serves 400,000 residents across a 15-county service area.

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