Nuance PowerShare Network Hosts 3 Billion Medical Images
Using a cloud-based medical imaging platform, clinical decisions can actually begin when the image arrives—which can be well before the patient.Voice and language solutions specialist Nuance Communications announced it has achieved a milestone in sharing 3 billion medical images through the company’s PowerShare Network, which provides secure, cloud-based medical image access that requires no virtual private network (VPN) or onsite servers. The PowerShare Network makes patient images and associated diagnostic reports available anywhere at any time through the cloud leveraging the company’s PowerScribe 360 reporting and communication platform. "When delivering patient care, it’s crucial to have the most updated patient information at your fingertips," Christy Murfitt, director of diagnostic solutions marketing for Nuance, told eWEEK. "Putting this information onto CDs is not the answer, but it’s still the common practice. Too often, image files are corrupt, or CDs are lost or forgotten. To reduce the escalating costs of health care and improve patient care, providers are choosing cloud-based image sharing. It gives them easy access to the information they need so they can focus on the patient without contributing to delays in care." The PowerShare medical imaging network securely connects physicians, patients, government agencies, specialty medical societies and others with the information needed to support improved clinical decision-making and enhanced patient outcomes.
It is used by more than 2,000 provider organizations, including Children’s of Alabama, Intermountain Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia and Orlando Health to improve care coordination.