December 7, 2023Read More
LOUISVILLE, KY, July 6, 2023 – PocketHealth today announced a partnership with UofL Health, a fully integrated regional academic health system in Louisville, KY, to provide faster, more convenient access to medical imaging and reports for 1.5 million patients. The new technology will enhance the efficiency, security and convenience of sharing imaging records and reports, eliminating the reliance on CD-ROMs and return visits by patients to pick-up their imaging.
With an annual imaging volume of 400,000, UofL Health will benefit from PocketHealth’s efficiency, security and convenience of seamlessly sharing and retrieving imaging records and reports. The partnership enables patients to become active participants in their healthcare journey and empowers them with greater control over their medical imaging records and reports. Patients will also experience the advantage of PocketHealth’s Report Reader feature, which defines complex medical terms found in radiology reports.
“I am very pleased to announce that we have partnered with PocketHealth to allow our patients secure and easy access to their medical images,” said Mike Goode, System Director of Imaging Services. “Instead of physically coming to one of our locations to obtain these images, patients will now be able to access images online and can view, download and share their imaging studies. This is more convenient and can eliminate an additional trip to one of our facilities and allow unlimited access to these records.”
The benefits of this partnership also extend to referring physician communities. PocketHealth gives referring physicians and other healthcare providers electronic access to view their patients’ imaging instantly for quicker diagnosis and treatment planning, especially relevant for remote sites. Physicians will no longer need to log into portals or create accounts to access imaging records from remote locations, and the risk of missed or delayed appointments due to lost or corrupt CDs will be reduced.
“Medical imaging plays a critical role in understanding a patient’s treatment plan or for seeking second opinions, and can frequently serve as the catalyst for a patient’s long-term care journey,” said Rishi Nayyar, Co-Founder & CEO, PocketHealth. “We are excited to partner with UofL Health to put patients at the center of the image-sharing process, which will improve the overall patient experience.”
Patients will soon be able to request or access medical imaging records through UofL Health via pockethealth.com/uoflhealth.
PocketHealth is the world’s first patient-driven image sharing platform that makes it easy for patients and providers to access and share diagnostic imaging with anyone, anywhere, on any device. PocketHealth also enables direct sharing between hospitals and physicians, instant DICOM retrieval and automated importing capability, creating a unified image management solution for more than 600 hospitals and imaging clinics across North America. PocketHealth believes that by placing patients at the center of their care journey, records move more easily and securely throughout the healthcare system.
UofL Health is a fully integrated regional academic health system with six hospitals, four medical centers, Brown Cancer Center, Eye Institute, nearly 200 physician practice locations, and more than 700 providers. With more than 12,000 team members – physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and other highly-skilled health care professionals, UofL Health is focused on one mission: to transform the health of communities we serve through compassionate, innovative, patient-centered care.