NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambra Health, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, today announced that St. Luke's University Health Network, San Diego Health Connect, and Boston Children's Hospital are among the latest group of leading providers and networks to adopt Ambra's digital health solutions for medical image management.
The move by these leading providers to Ambra's cloud solutions for medical image management is part of a larger trend of improving patient care through technological advancements. Seamless access to current and prior patient imaging across facilities and within EHR/EMR systems is critical to the success of value-based care programs, delivering the best patient experience possible, and interoperability initiatives across expanding care networks. Ambra will be showcasing its medical image management platform at the upcoming Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) annual conference November 27 - December 2, 2016 in Chicago, IL. Visit https://insights.ambrahealth.com/meet-us-at-rsna-2016 for more details. These leading providers join hundreds of large health systems and small private practices already using Ambra to improve medical image management across the care network - reducing costs, improving agility, and empowering staff to deliver optimized patient care. Over 750 healthcare providers share images using the Ambra Health network today, resulting in over 750,000 user logins per month from across more than 50 countries worldwide, an astounding growth of 500% year-over-year. "Medical imaging is in the midst of a transformation and it's encouraging to see so many leading providers embrace this technological innovation ushered in by the cloud," said Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health. "Providers and networks are increasingly seeing the value of cloud-based medical imaging and we are thrilled to welcome St Luke's, San Diego Health Connect, and Boston Children's Hospital to the Ambra network." St. Luke's University Health Network, a nationally recognized network that provides services at seven hospitals and more than 200 sites throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey adopted Ambra as a solution to phase out expensive and time consuming workflow for image exchange previously centered around error-prone CDs. CIO Chad Brisendine commented, "St. Luke's looks towards technology as a method of empowering patients to take control of their own healthcare and to actively provide higher quality care as healthcare costs rise. With Ambra, uploading and sharing imaging through the cloud occurs in under three minutes, a massive decrease in the hours previously wasted on creating CDs and DVDs, scheduling pick-up times, and delivery." Empowering providers with the best tools possible has long been a goal of San Diego Health Connect (SDHC), a health information exchange (HIE) that allows the electronic interchange of patient medical care information. Over 3.5 million patients are now in the exchange. SDHC sought a state-of-the-art community based medical image management solution to provide efficient and secure image access, exchange, and collaboration across its community. Daniel Chavez, Executive Director, San Diego Health Connect says, "With Ambra, physicians are able to easily electronically view and move diagnostic imaging data between healthcare information systems in a clinically relevant timeframe." Boston Children's Hospital has adopted Ambra to image-enable their cardiology clinical trial program and as a cardiology image exchange method. As a time-sensitive specialty, cardiology relies on receiving patients' medical images quickly and efficiently. Utilizing the Ambra cloud, patient images can be transferred between referring facilities using nothing more than an Internet connection and web browser. Images can be reviewed even prior to a new patient's arrival, speeding up time-to-care delivery. Ambra's cloud image management is proven to decrease clinical trial delays, cut costs, and help customers reach critical decisions faster by improving delivery speed and reducing errors.