NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambra Health, makers of the leading cloud-based, medical image management suite, today announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading providers and networks to adopt Ambra's digital health solutions for Cloud VNA.
A new trend across healthcare is emerging where all facilities, not just large hospital systems, are stepping away from on-premise PACS and shifting their archiving to cloud-based vendor-neutral archives. In a rapidly evolving imaging industry, standard PACS lack interoperability and the functionality required of modern image management practices. There are a few key factors influencing the shift to cloud VNA, including an increasing amount of healthcare data, data that is being used for new research and AI projects, patients demanding increased accessibility, and disaster recovery becoming a new priority.
Naugatuck Valley Radiology, the first accredited Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence in the State of Connecticut, has recently adopted Ambra Health's solutions for Cloud VNA. The flexible nature of the cloud has allowed Naugatuck to securely store imaging and offers an opportunity for referring physicians to have access. Image-enabling the referring physician portal has saved time and resources while eliminating the need for CDs. "Replacing our legacy platform with Ambra's Cloud VNA allowed our team to enable seamless workflows across our facility. Beyond archiving, we image-enabled our referring physician platform to ease physician access to reports and images with no delay," said Paul Masotto, Executive Director at Naugatuck Valley Radiology.
At Insight Imaging in Grass Valley, California, Dr. Melisa Agness sought a unified access point for all medical imaging entering and exiting her facility, including critical prior mammography studies. With Ambra Health's Cloud VNA, Dr. Agness has gained a trusted source of imaging that allows for business continuity and disaster recovery planning fully integrated with the facility's EHR. "With Ambra, I know that my studies are safely stored in the cloud. I'm able to view imaging from anywhere at any time and feel confident that my practice can always be up and running. I also no longer need to worry about hardware upgrades; Ambra makes everything instantaneous," said Dr. Agness.
With Ambra Health's Cloud VNA, facilities can establish a unified point of access for all patient data leading to enhanced physician collaboration, image exchange, disaster recovery and business continuity, EHR integration, and more. An optimized workflow allows for archive-ready studies that can be auto-generated when an HL7 Observation Result (ORU) is received. Ambra provides flexibility to archive and retrieves all DICOM modalities including MR, CT, PET, CR, US, and MG, as well as many multimedia formats including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, DOC, DOCX, and TXT. Ambra Health's solution is proven to upgrade and strengthen business continuity plans through powerful split-merge technology that provides a secure solution for storing patient data.
"No area of healthcare is more dynamic right now than the shift in archiving to cloud vendor-neutral archives. Facilities want to see all the multimedia on a patient in one unified environment," says Morris Panner, CEO, Ambra Health.
Today, more than 1,500 healthcare organizations use Ambra Health for best-in-class image exchange and cloud VNA and more than five billion images are managed through the platform. Ambra Health was recently recognized by KLAS Research as the category leader for image exchange vendor for the fifth year in a row.
Those interested in learning more about Ambra Health's imaging solutions, including the new Ambra mobile application and patient portal features, can receive a live demo at Booth #1221 during the upcoming HIMSS 2019 conference. A discussion on Ambra's Cloud PACS capabilities will take place at the Google Cloud Booth (#2221) on Tuesday, February 12, from 11:30 AM to 11:50 AM. Additionally, Ambra Health CEO, Morris Panner, will be speaking on Cloud VNA capabilities at the Amazon Web Services Booth (#5058) on Tuesday, February 12, from 1:00 to 1:30 PM.
About Ambra Health
Ambra Health is a medical data and image management SaaS company. Intuitive, flexible, scalable and highly interoperable, the Ambra cloud platform is designed to serve as the backbone of imaging innovation and progress for healthcare providers. It empowers some of the largest health systems such as Memorial Hermann and New England Baptist Hospital as well as radiology practices, subspecialty practices, and clinical research organizations to dramatically improve imaging and collaborative care workflows. As expert partners, we listen to our customers, understand their needs, and apply our extensive knowledge to deliver innovative medical image management solutions for the future of healthcare, now. Discover what the Ambra medical imaging cloud can do for you at www.ambrahealth.com.
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