According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, 54% of physicians surveyed reported dissatisfaction with the timeliness of response from the specialist when seeking to refer a patient. ImageShare functions as a constantly open line of communication between you and your referral network. By removing CDs entirely, your ability to respond to second opinions or referrals no longer depends on the speed of the courier, giving you the ability to respond to transfer requests and second opinions in a matter of minutes.
The ability to communicate more efficiently with the original physician ultimately results in better patient care. Moving the patient from hospital “A” to your facility as quickly and efficiently as possible shortens length of stay and improves the patient’s experience.
Being able to receive a study in a matter of minutes means you never have to worry about a patient arriving without his or her images. With ImageShare, you can make a quick request to the referring center and have their studies quickly. Furthermore, ImageShare allows you receive the patient’s studies long before that patient physically arrives. This gives you more time to prepare which in turn results in more efficient treatment.
ImageShare’s simplicity makes it fantastic for quick collaboration. Improving cross-institutional collaboration and communication strengthens your previous relationships and provides opportunities to build new ones. By providing a platform for quick collaboration and second opinion, you increase the amount of contact you have with the physicians in your referral network—without having to spend time or money on outreach efforts—thus strengthening those relationships.