Corpus Christi, TX – February 25th 2019
Texas-based Physicians Premier ER, a leading group of freestanding emergency rooms with locations in Corpus Christi, Austin, Bryan, Houston and San Antonio, has selected PocketHealth to provide their patients with instant, online access to their medical imaging exams.
For Physicians Premier ER, the decision to integrate with the cloud platform was about continuing to innovate on its mission to provide immediate, patient centered care, especially in critical care scenarios.
Robert Valdez, Clinical Technology Administrator at Physicians Premier ER expanded, saying that “as a pioneer in the freestanding emergency industry, we regularly provide patient care with the aid of advanced diagnostic imaging tools — including CT Scans, digital x-rays, ultrasounds and more. In many scenarios, especially in critical care cases, providing immediate, diagnostic-quality access to imaging is essential, both for our patients and our specialist community. PocketHealth provides this access, even just minutes after an exam, while streamlining our own internal workflow.”
Since the platform’s launch in February 2019, Physicians Premier ER patients have been able to securely provide signed consent for record release, verify their identities and access their diagnostic imaging, saving time after appointments when patients would typically wait for a CD.
Once patients receive access, their imaging history is stored permanently in their account for future access and secured with strong encryption and account controls. If they wish to share with their specialist or another healthcare facility, they can share their diagnostic-quality (DICOM) imaging via email, fax, printing off a page with a secure link, or even burning their own CD directly from their account.
Meanwhile, their physicians can view the imaging shared with them using a powerful, FDA-certified viewer right from their web browser, without any software required.
Rishi Nayyar, Co-Founder and CEO of PocketHealth, added: “Access to immediate, high-quality care in an critical emergency scenario can make all the difference, and access to the right diagnostic imaging, at the right time, is often a necessary component to providing that care. We’re excited about the opportunity to enable the Physicians Premier ER team to more efficiently and immediately provide diagnostic-quality data to their patient population, and help patients across Texas gain more meaningful control over their health records.”
Physicians Premier ER joins over 500 other hospitals, clinics and mobile imaging sites across North America that have deployed the PocketHealth platform for their patients.
About Physicians Premier ER:
Physicians Premier Emergency Room is dedicated to providing the most efficient, compassionate, and patient centered emergency care. With 13 convenient locations across Corpus Christi, Austin, Bryan, Houston and San Antonio, the group is focused on providing patients with immediate access to 24-hour emergency and trauma care, paired with the most advanced on-site technology and highly-qualified medical staff. Learn more at www.mdpremier.com.
PocketHealth is a patient-centric cloud platform that enables imaging providers across North America to share imaging records electronically with patients, instantly and securely. PocketHealth’s PACS-agnostic Gateway deploys with ease and has enabled over 500 hospitals, imaging clinics and mobile imaging sites across North America to modernize and secure their image release process. The company believes that by placing patients at the center of the record release process, data moves more ethically, easily and securely throughout the care journey. Learn more at www.pocket.health.