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Foundation Radiology Group partners with Emageon to improve patient care response times

Foundation Radiology Group : 11 January, 2008  (New Product)
Foundation Radiology Group (FRG) has licensed Emageon's RadSuite enterprise content and workflow manager and PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System) imaging software to enable the group to speed turnaround and patient care response times.
The partnership will provide FRG, which uses board-certified radiologists to read and interpret diagnostic images for hospitals, with the technical system necessary to deliver industry-leading, turnaround time performance for diagnostic imaging reads and the opportunity for quicker response times and enhanced patient care from physicians.

FRG provides radiology services to hospitals using state-of-the-art technology and a cutting edge business model that allows for diagnosis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. FRG's radiologists will now be able to view images (via FRG's network) from any hospital, anywhere in the world. Emageon's software and services will help them return interpretation and diagnosis results to those hospitals immediately.

Emageon, which grew out of research performed at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical Center, provides information technology systems for hospitals, healthcare networks and imaging facilities and develops enterprise imaging software for transferring information from any medical imaging device to physicians' reading workstations. Its solutions enhance speed and lessen the cost of diagnostic interpretation, distribution and the long-term management of patient medical imaging and associated clinical content. Emageon also offers open systems archiving and storage for medical images, video, audio and waveforms that Foundation Radiology Group will be able to offer to its clients.

Dr Brandon W Chan, Foundation Radiology Group's chairman and CEO said, 'FRG has been evaluating PACS technology for some time and have spent the past six months evaluating competitive systems and found that the Emageon solutions are, by far, the best out there. The Emageon system will not only improve our productivity - via its workflow management system - it will also provide a sophisticated image viewing and storage system for the medical images, such as x-rays, CT scans and MRIs. More importantly, the improved turnaround performance will enable our clients to provide enhanced patient care and patient safety.'

'We are excited to be working with Foundation Radiology Group,' said Chuck Jett, Emageon's chairman, CEO and president. 'Our integrated workflow product and enterprise content management system is a perfect fit for FRG. Our solutions work for multiple sub-specialties, as well as from any medical imaging modality, including MRI, CT, CR/DR and digital mammography. FRG's physicians will have the ability to read diagnostic images from any source at any location.'

FRG is building a nationwide network of Radiology Physician groups to provide hospitals and other clients with 7x24 diagnostic imaging services. After-hours reads, which used to be performed as a preliminary diagnosis and had to be reviewed by a board certified radiologist the following morning, are now handled as final diagnoses. Consequently, FRG has changed the typical turnaround time for overnight reads from 8-12 hours to less than one hour.
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