Los Angeles, California, March 12, 2015 – eRAD, a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT), announced today that it has been awarded a tender to provide its radiology information system (“RIS”) solution to Assuta Medical Center (“Assuta”) in Israel.
Assuta, a wholly-owned, private subsidiary of Maccabi Health, has eight locations across the country and in November selected eRAD RIS as a key part of its growth strategy. Implementation has started, with a go-live planned for later this year.
eRAD is a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions. eRAD RIS will be deployed for radiology department operations—known at Assuta as “imaging institutes.”
Pinhas Tsruya, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Assuta Medical Center, said, “The eRAD platform enables us to achieve a clean, efficient workflow in our imaging institute, which has a direct impact on the level of care we extend to our patients. Our mission has always been to provide an exceptional healthcare experience, and eRAD’s RIS supports that aim.”
The RIS, delivered in Hebrew, will be tightly integrated to several existing systems at Assuta, including the ChameleonTM Electronic Health Record (EHR) and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM systems from the Elad Group (“Elad”), the leading healthcare solutions provider in Israel. EHR and CRM solutions from Elad are deployed in most of the major healthcare systems in Israel.
“Integration is very clean and simplified because of the flexibility of eRAD’s architecture,” said Ron Linder, CEO of Elad. “We can provide optimum performance and reliability without complex workarounds. That reduces errors, which is clearly a significant benefit for everyone. We look forward to a productive partnership with eRAD, and to offering a broader set of solutions to our Israeli customers.
Ranjan Jayanathan, General Manager of eRAD and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of RadNet, said, “The eRad RIS will be integrated with several key workflow systems at Assuta, including their PACS, document repository, referring physician portal, patient portal and HMO systems — this is how we deliver fast, secure, productive connections between users so that information is flowing when and where it’s needed. Assuta has always understood and leveraged the value of advanced technology to improve quality and safety for its patients, and we’re very pleased to have been selected.”
“We are expanding our footprint and consistently adding more international installations,” said Dr. Howard Berger, President and CEO of RadNet. “Our RIS was built by strong collaboration with clinicians, who appreciate that our system is radiology-centric. We understand the practice of radiology, and we’re very happy to have been selected by Assuta.”