Toronto, ON, March 18, 2021 — PocketHealth, developer of healthcare’s most unique electronic image sharing technology, announced today its deployment at Niagara Health, a multi-site hospital organization serving over 450,000 residents in the region of Niagara.
Niagara Health continues to develop a successful network of community-based and virtual services, including Niagara Health Navigator — a powerful digital platform that gives patients real-time access to their health information from the convenience of a mobile device.
PocketHealth is a diagnostic image sharing platform that gives healthcare providers the ability to share diagnostic images with other facilities, physicians and patients through an easy-to-use online experience. The deployment at Niagara Health enables patients to access PocketHealth directly, or through the Niagara Health Navigator app, to obtain their diagnostic imaging records so they can easily share them with their primary care team.
“PocketHealth is a breakthrough in enabling patients to access their diagnostic images. It eliminates the need for CDs to transfer imaging records, which causes unnecessary challenges for patients as well as our staff,” said Mike Sharma, Director of Diagnostics at Niagara Health. “The decision to integrate PocketHealth with the Navigator app is a significant step forward on our commitment to put patients at the centre of their care.”
“Niagara Health is revolutionizing the way patients connect to healthcare information and their care providers,” said Rishi Nayyar, Co-Founder and CEO of PocketHealth. “We are excited to see them adopt PocketHealth and strengthen our shared philosophy to put patients at the centre of their healthcare experience.”
PocketHealth is a patient-centric cloud platform that enables healthcare providers to share imaging records electronically with patients, instantly and securely. The platform has grown its functionality to enable direct sharing to hospitals and physicians, as well as instant DICOM retrieval and automated importing capability, creating a unified image management solution for over 500 hospitals and imaging clinics across North America. PocketHealth believes that by placing patients at the centre of the record release process, data moves more ethically, easily and securely throughout the care journey. Learn more at www.pocket.health
About Niagara Health
Niagara Health (NH) is a community-based academic centre with a focus on teaching and learning, research, innovation and partnership. We are a regional healthcare provider with multiple sites and a growing network of community-based and virtual services. Our team is made up of more than 4,800 employees, 600 physicians and 750 volunteers who we count on to deliver Extraordinary Caring. Every Person. Every Time. Our accreditation with Exemplary Standing is a clear demonstration of the team’s commitment to the highest safety and quality standards. For more information: https://www.niagarahealth.on.ca/site/about-us
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