Aligned Imaging Solutions
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Aligned Imaging Solutions Offers a New Approach to the Radiologist Hiring Crunch. US-Based Teleradiology Service Delivers X-Ray Results 24/7/365, Including After-Hours Coverage.
Aligned Imaging Solutions focuses exclusively on X-rays, offering timely and reliable final readings 24/7/365 — helping to alleviate the workload of local radiology teams and allowing them more time for higher-value imaging modalities and quality initiatives while raising service levels for X-rays.
NEW YORK, January 8, 2019 (Newswire.com) -Aligned Imaging Solutions (AIS) is a new kind of radiology partner built specifically to meet the needs of health care both today and tomorrow by focusing 100 percent on final interpretations of X-rays.
Many radiology providers read X-ray out of necessity rather than desire. X-ray is financially challenging and a high source of liability, frustration and burnout for local radiologists. Nevertheless, consistent and high-quality X-ray coverage is critical for radiology providers to meet the needs of health systems and their treating physicians.
Many local radiology providers are struggling to keep up with increased service demands and volume growth while adjusting to the new economic conditions of a competitive hiring market and decreasing reimbursement. In addition, as the pattern of provider consolidation continues, it is becoming harder for many health systems to deliver and maintain a single standard of care across their Imaging Service Line.
As an extension of a local radiologist, AIS streamlines diagnoses and aligns with the needs of radiologists, health systems, treating physicians and patients. For local radiologists, AIS creates opportunities to focus on advanced imaging modalities and subspecialties. For health systems, 24/7/365 X-ray coverage can materially improve treat-to-street decision-making for the emergency department and length-of-stay for inpatient care. Treating physicians and their patients benefit from timely results to inform optimal treatment decisions.
“Aligned Imaging Solutions provides an opportunity for radiology groups to prosper in an age of continued challenges and growing uncertainty,” says AIS Medical Director Serge Sicular, MD, who is also Director of Emergency Imaging for Mount Sinai Health System. “Every aspect of our service is optimized around delivering high-quality X-ray interpretations — from the way we assess and hire our affiliated U.S.-based radiologists to the supporting technology and workflow. For AIS, X-ray is a specialty.”
“There’s lots of excitement around artificial intelligence coming out of RSNA but asking health systems to invest in advanced software today for theoretical gains tomorrow is not going to provide enough lift quickly enough to solve for the tightening radiologist labor market,” says Jordan Halter, Vice President of Business Development. “The radiologist talent pool will continue to contract, and expectations around imaging for the new, larger health systems continue to mount. We offer a comprehensive service that provides immediate impact, both clinically and financially, for health systems and local radiology providers alike.”
About Aligned Imaging Solutions
Aligned Imaging Solutions (AIS) is a new kind of radiology partner: we specialize in reading X-rays because we focus 100 percent on X-rays. Backed by an expert team of U.S.-based affiliated radiologists, AIS offers rapid and reliable final X-ray results 24/7/365 — driving confidence in clinical decision-making and restoring valuable time to local radiologists to focus on advanced imaging modalities and subspecialties. AIS enables greater flexibility, efficiency and capacity for local radiologists while ensuring the needs of health systems, providers and patients are met.
eRAD Implements PACS Evolution at Aligned Imaging Solutions
Specialty teleradiology company finds ideal match for its business model
Greenville, S.C., November 22nd, 2018 – Aligned Imaging Solutions (AIS), a teleradiology company focusing exclusively on X-rays, has selected eRAD PACS Evolution as a key part of its growth strategy.
eRAD is a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc., a leading provider of workflow solutions for busy imaging centers, medical groups, hospital radiology departments, and teleradiology providers.
Jordan Halter, Vice President of Business Development for AIS, explained why the company selected eRAD after a careful evaluation of PACS vendors. “We wanted the right solution to support our new kind of teleradiology company. Our affiliated radiologists focus on one thing and one thing only, and that’s final reads of X-rays 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said Halter. “We needed a proven partner with expertise and experience in large-scale teleradiology solutions. eRAD’s PACS Evolution gives us the flexibility and scalability we need in a hosted solution.”
AIS set up its tools, workflows, and operating plan specifically to read X-rays efficiently. “Our affiliated radiologists are hyper-focused on high quality X-ray reads. We like having a solution that we can optimize for our unique needs and that enables us to treat X-ray like a specialty,” said Dr. Serge Sicular, Medical Director of AIS and Director of Emergency Imaging at Mount Sinai Health System. “eRAD is a key part of streamlining our workflow so our affiliated radiologists can focus solely on meeting the service and quality requirements of treating physicians and their patients.”
eRAD easily enables disparate data management at a level of granularity unparalleled in the teleradiology space. “All the things that normally slow down a radiologist covering disparate sites, such as display preferences and reporting templates, are handled automatically in our workflow, giving treating physicians and their patients the benefit of faster turnaround times,” said Halter.
“It’s another example of how the innovators—the real thought leaders—in imaging go with eRAD,” said Seth Koeppel, Senior VP of Sales at eRAD. “It’s because our platform is robust but very agile. It can flex to requirements that are on the leading edge. We don’t ask our customers to fit into some monolithic, hide-bound solution. We’re able to flex to what they need. We’re the ones that can keep up with the new ideas in imaging. We know we’re going to see great things from AIS, and we’re proud to be part of their contribution to the industry.”
About Aligned Imaging Solutions
Aligned Imaging Solutions (AIS) is a new kind of radiology partner focusing 100% on X-rays. With an expert team of affiliated radiologists, AIS offers rapid and reliable X-ray results 24 hours a day, 365 days a year—freeing local radiologists to focus on advanced imaging modalities and driving confidence in clinical decision making. AIS enables greater flexibility, efficiency, and capacity for local radiologists, while ensuring the needs of health systems, providers, and patients are met.
For more information, visit www.alignedimaging.com
Contact: Jordan Halter, Vice President of Business Development email@example.com
About eRAD, Inc.
eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its EHR-Certified 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 500 installations in the U.S. and abroad, eRAD’s products are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions. For more information, visit www.erad.com.
Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
617-821-4175 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States based on the number of locations and annual imaging revenue. RadNet has a network of 341 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Florida. In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions and other related products and services to customers in the diagnostic imaging industry. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has approximately 7,300 employees.
For more information, visit www.radnet.com.
M*Modal Launches a Cloud-Based Version of its AI-Powered Radiology Reporting Solution to Deliver Greater Market Value
Collaborating with Aligned Imaging Solutions and Microsoft, M*Modal once again leads the industry with a lightweight and reliable speech recognition and reporting workflow management solution
Franklin, TN – Dateline, 2018 – M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding™ solutions, today announced the availability of a cloud-based version of its proven radiology reporting solution at RSNA 2018. M*Modal Fluency for Imaging® helps radiologists capture the complete diagnostic interpretation with real-time clinical intelligence delivered within the reporting workflow for improved patient outcomes and physician satisfaction. The cloud-based version enables scalability with faster and easier access to deployment and maintenance of the M*Modal solution.
To learn more, please visit the M*Modal booth (#1711) at the 2018 RSNA Annual Meeting in Chicago from November 25 to 29.
Utilizing Microsoft Azure®, M*Modal delivers a cloud-based version of M*Modal Fluency for Imaging to Aligned Imaging Solutions, a radiology company focused on X-rays. M*Modal provides Aligned Imaging Solutions with the Company’s cloud-based imaging reporting solution to improve report quality and physician efficiency. With this cloud-hosted version from M*Modal, Aligned Imaging Solutions will also be able to deliver top-notch services and support radiologists at scale.
Following a comprehensive evaluation, Aligned Imaging Solutions chose M*Modal’s superior reporting and workflow management solution over competitive products for M*Modal’s ability to deliver a hosted solution to meet business goals, real-time artificial intelligence (AI) technology, and responsiveness to client needs.
“Aligned Imaging Solutions is constantly looking to implement the best technical and workflow solutions to enable its affiliated radiologists to deliver an excellent service to the treating physicians and hospitals they serve,” said Allan Swenson, VP of Services Strategy at Aligned Imaging Solutions. “We selected M*Modal because we need partners we can rely on so that we can focus on enabling our affiliated radiologists to provide the best coverage of X-ray 24x7x365.”
“We are excited to bring our radiology reporting solution to the cloud to deliver more scalability, reliability and affordability to our clients. This is a significant competitive advantage for us,” said Scott MacKenzie, CEO of M*Modal. “We continue to drive fast-paced innovation in speech, AI and cloud technologies so radiologists can work smarter not harder. We value our collaboration with Aligned Imaging Solutions and Microsoft.”
“We look forward to collaborating with M*Modal as they have chosen to host their next-generation AI-powered imaging solution on our cloud platform,” said Chris Sakalosky, Vice President of Microsoft US Health & Life Sciences. “Microsoft provides trusted cloud services for health organizations across our three platforms—Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365. Together with M*Modal, we look forward to helping hospitals and imaging companies transform to better serve their businesses and people.”
M*Modal Fluency for Imaging is designed to revitalize the radiologist’s documentation experience with superior overall performance, stability and usability of the reporting system that supports the faster creation of higher-quality reports. It includes:
Real-time physician feedback with Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) that embeds contextually-relevant insights directly in the reporting workflow in an effective but non-disruptive manner to improve patient care, quality and compliance.
Productivity enhancements that are well integrated into the radiologist’s everyday reporting workflow including Critical Test Results Management (CTRM), Peer Review, M*Modal Scout™ analytics, and third-party solutions for greater compliance and patient safety.
A uniquely open architecture that enables interoperability with leading PACS, RIS, EHRs and existing clinical systems requiring no deep integration for ease and speed of deployment.
M*Modal is a leading healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records (EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As one of the largest clinical transcription service providers in the U.S., with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding™ technology and data analytics that enable physicians and clinicians to include the context of their patient narratives into electronic health records in a single step, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care. For more information, please visit https://mmodal.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.