Brazilian Teleradiology Practice Deploys Cloud-Based eRAD Solution
Pro-Laudo now connects referring providers 90% faster
GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pro-Laudo, a leading
teleradiology practice in Brazil, has successfully implemented eRAD PACS with
integrated reporting and Speech Recognition, completely localized for
eRAD—a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDNT), a leading provider of
standards-based, web-centric, radiology image and data management
solutions—provided a flexible configuration of its medical imaging workflow
platform for Pro-Laudo's unique requirements. As a result, the pioneering
practice is achieving its goals for reliable customer connectivity, efficient
workflow distribution, easy report customization, fast report turnaround
times, and strategic growth.
"We needed a solution that could address our local market needs. eRAD adapted
their available tools and translated the whole system to Brazilian
Portuguese," said Dr. Felipe Morais, Radiologist and Medical Director for
Pro-Laudo. "Now we can connect and train a new customer in less than one hour.
Because of that direct interaction, we can count on our customers to perform
some steps that had been done by our internal team before."
Connectivity had to be reliable and fast to keep pace with rapid adoption of
Pro-Laudo's teleradiology services across Brazil. The practice can now quickly
add a new customer facility via an easy-to-deploy, Windows-based DICOM
gateway, which can be downloaded and installed on a Windows machine. Deployed
at sending sites in the field, eRAD's DICOM gateways compress and encrypt
images, which speeds transmission times, before sending them to eRAD's cloud
server using Secure DICOM. A highly-configurable rules engine allows studies
to be routed by specialty, prioritized by STAT status, or distributed in
whatever way meets Pro-Laudo's business requirements. "We created new rules to
fit the system to our needs," said Dr. Morais.
These advantages of flexibility and speed, along with persistent sending from
the gateways (re-sending lost or interrupted data rather than a whole study),
enable Pro-Laudo to meet the strict report turnaround time limit that it
brought to market—two hours or less—and to connect new customers quickly in a
region of the world that doesn't have the most reliable telecom
"eRAD solutions reduced our time to connect by 90%," Morais said. "We can even
run tests with our prospects to show how we work."
According to Seth Koeppel, Senior VP of Sales for eRAD, "This project is a
testament to eRAD's value proposition in this rapidly expanding segment of
medical imaging. Teleradiology Service Providers, and now community-based
radiology groups who are transitioning to a distributed reading environment,
have a unique set of business, clinical, and technical requirements which are
significantly different than the traditional PACS systems. eRAD has
established itself as valuable partner to groups who see this as the future of
Pro-Laudo has approximately 40 radiologists reading from virtual locations,
for widely disparate customer sites. "Pro-Laudo is one of the most
professionally run organizations I have had the privilege to work with," said
Koeppel. "They pushed us on several key features to meet their business
requirements. They needed more than a viewing platform; they wanted a platform
robust and extensible enough to run their complex business on. We provided a
highly configurable, rules-based engine to manage the workflow distribution
and capture important, real-time metrics all the way through the lifecycle of
a study—from first send to a DICOM router to report delivery for the referring
eRAD performed an extensive validation of a test system before the go-live, to
confirm the language localization and the efficiencies introduced to
Pro-Laudo's workflow, such as peer-review of reports.Morais added: "The eRAD
Services team was available to understand our needs and offer the right tools
to solve our issues."
Pro-Laudo is a teleradiology company that provides services for a range of
radiology modalities, from conventional to highly specialized, including
mammography, x-ray, tomography, MRI, breast and cardiac studies, and many
others. With a network of highly qualified radiologists, Pro-Laudo uses the
most modern tools for transmission and storage of tests and reports, ensuring
high standards of safety. Pro-Laudo provides 24-hour, 7-day a week support for
its referring providers, clinics, and hospitals.
For more information, visit http://www.pro-laudo.com.br
Dr. Felipe Morais
Cell: (55) 21-98855-7133 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About eRAD, Inc.
eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry.
Its Meaningful Use-ready RIS, web-based PACS, and multi-site workflow
solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups,
multi-site reading groups, hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. With over
300 customers in the US and several other countries, eRAD's solutions are
available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise
solutions. For more information, visit erad.com
Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
Cell: 617-821-4175 | email@example.com
About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality,
cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 251
fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers.RadNet's core markets
include California, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, Florida, New Jersey and
New York.Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time
and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has a total of approximately
6,300 employees.For more information, visithttp://www.radnet.com.
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