MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual Radiologic (vRad), a technology-enabled national radiology practice, announced today that Enterprise Connect, its PACS alternative solution, has been selected by Abbeville Area Medical Center (AAMC), a 25-bed rural hospital in upstate South Carolina.
AAMC selected vRad's Enterprise Connect(SM), an advanced, cloud-based alternative to traditional on-premise PACS that was developed by radiologists for radiologists. The affordable solution requires no up-front capital expense or costly upgrades to servers.
Dr. K.W. Ballentine, AAMC Staff Radiologist, is responsible for reading approximately 15,000 medical imaging studies per year. "I am excited to start using the technology," explained Dr. Ballentine. "Integrated dictation, critical results communication management and other features that a radiologist can really appreciate are built into the system. It will save time, improve productivity and enable faster diagnosis and treatment for our patients."
AAMC will also use vRad Results(SM) to deliver real-time, mobile and Web-based access to radiology results for care providers.
Davis Able, Director of Radiology at Abbeville Area Medical Center, shares Dr. Ballentine's enthusiasm for the switch to vRad's technology. Able explained, "vRad's technology reduces IT complexity and simplifies workflow while the savings add up very quickly. The hardware alone would have run $50,000, plus we would have had to continue with our hardware and software maintenance contracts."
"Rural hospitals such as AAMC are under great pressure to do more with less and still maintain high-quality patient care," explained Rob Kill, vRad's President and Chief Executive Officer. "vRad's technology and services enable providers to do just that. Our solutions help to accelerate time to accurate diagnosis while improving the quality
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