Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Provides Digital Diagnostic Image Sharing via PocketHealth, Eliminates Reliance on CD-ROMs
GRMC patients now have faster and easier access to securely store and share their diagnostic imaging and reports on any device, at any time – eliminating the need to return to hospital and pick-up a CD-ROM to access and share their diagnostic imaging records.
Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) today announced the launch of PocketHealth, a patient-driven, no-network image sharing platform that eliminates reliance on CD-ROMs for patients and healthcare providers to access medical imaging and reports. By implementing PocketHealth, GRMC is further improving access to healthcare for more than 30,000 residents living in Seguin and surrounding communities.
“The healthcare industry is transforming to meet the needs of its patients and employees, and we’re thrilled to keep adding to the services GRMC provides to our patients and our highly skilled physicians,” said Jubelee Davis, Executive Director of Imaging Services at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. “By incorporating PocketHealth we’re ensuring the health system operates better, faster, and more efficiently and allows us to connect to a patient’s imaging with other healthcare sites, on any network.”
Recognized for the innovative treatment and care GRMC provides its community, patients in Seguin and surrounding areas are now able to quickly and securely access, store and share their diagnostic images and reports via digital healthcare platform, PocketHealth. This eliminates the need for travel to GRMC to pick-up or share medical imaging on a CD-ROM. For the provider or physician, PocketHealth also saves time and resources by removing complicated network barriers and complex workflows.
“Access to diagnostic imaging through PocketHealth gives patients more control over their health care information and whom they choose to share it with, no matter their proximity to the hospital,” said Rishi Nayyar, co-founder and CEO, PocketHealth. “We look forward to working with GRMC as they continue to improve patient and referring physician experiences by eliminating network barriers.”
PocketHealth builds on existing access to health information within the patient’s electronic medical record (EMR) by not only sharing scans in full diagnostic quality, but also by helping patients understand their reports more clearly. With PocketHealth’s Report Reader, all imaging reports will now include definitions of complex medical terms used, giving patients more knowledge and understanding of their results so they can have more informed discussions with their referring physicians.
The platform seamlessly integrates within existing GRMC infrastructure, and allows providers and referring physicians to instantly view or retrieve prior patient imaging, or import images locally without additional software or account setup. Patients can now request all of their imaging records from GRMC at pockethealth.com/GRMC and gain better insights into their diagnostic imaging and reports.
Guadalupe Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has been an established healthcare facility for more than 50 years and is the only non-profit, city/county owned hospital in Texas. GRMC’s mission and vision is to be an elite medical center providing quality healthcare that is technologically advanced, comprehensive and compassionate. Learn more at grmedcenter.com.
PocketHealth is the world’s first patient-driven image sharing solution 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, as well as 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 ethically, easily and securely throughout the healthcare system. Visit pockethealth.com.