Looks to long-term success in selecting best-of-breed software
Greenville, S.C., November 7th, 2017 –eRAD announced today that Canada Diagnostic Centres (CDC), a 17-site imaging provider in Alberta, Canada, will implement an array of eRAD software solutions, including eRAD RIS, Speech Recognition, Mammography Tracking, Patient and Physician Portals, and RADAR Nudge for secure communication.
eRAD is a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc., a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions.
CDC is a long-standing provider of patient care in Western Canada and delivers sophisticated, multi-modality services to the community. After its previous RIS vendor sunsetted its product, CDC began a search for a solution that would take the practice into the future.
“In addition to evaluating a very good new offering from our previous RIS vendor, we expanded our search into the wider marketplace,” said Michael Welter, Director of Information Technology. “After extensive research and due diligence by many people at Canada Diagnostic Centres, we determined that the RIS system offered by eRAD is a best-of-breed product from a company that offers depth of expertise, a track record of success introducing new features, and an ongoing commitment to customer service. We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with eRAD, ensuring our ability to continue to provide exceptional patient care into the years ahead.”
In addition to selecting eRAD RIS, CDC will also implement RADAR Nudge—eRAD’s platform for HIPAA-compliant Instant Messaging—and other eRAD modules, including Speech Recognition, Mammography Tracking, and Patient and Physician Portals. Automated appointment reminders and patient self-scheduling are included in the solution, bringing greater service to CDC patients.
“We recognized that we needed to make a major decision to ensure that the next RIS system we selected would provide both the features we need now and the best long-term potential for stability and success,” said Welter.
“CDC performs more than 400,000 studies annually,” said Seth Koeppel, Senior VP of Sales at eRAD. “They need a workhorse product that will also be able to scale as the future brings new possibilities. Our platform is robust enough to easily handle that volume, across multiple centers, and flexible enough to deliver the workflows that fit best with their needs, without any complexity. We’re delighted to welcome CDC to the eRAD family.”
About Canada Diagnostic Centres
Canada Diagnostic Centres (CDC) is Alberta’s premiere diagnostic imaging provider, serving over 340,000 patients per year. With state of the art equipment and a team of over 400 highly trained radiologists, technologists and other healthcare professionals, CDC provides care at 17 clinic locations. Having grown significantly from their beginning in 1993 as the first private MRI in Western Canada, CDC now offers a full range of diagnostic imaging services including MRI, CT, Ultrasound with 3D and 4D, Screening and Diagnostic Mammography, Image-guided biopsies, Bone Densitometry, Fluoroscopy, and X-Ray Services. CDC’s leading Pain Management program provides a comprehensive variety of services including joint, spine, epidural, and nerve root injections, PRP, and radiofrequency neurotomy. Canada Diagnostic Centres is committed to providing Exceptional Patient Care to its patients. For more information, visit www.canadadiagnostics.ca
Director, Information Technology
About eRAD, Inc.
eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its EHR-Certified RIS, web-based PACS, and multi-site workflow solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals, and outpatient imaging centers. With over 500 customers in the U.S. and abroad, eRAD’s products are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions.
Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
About RadNet, Inc.
RadNet, Inc. is the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States based on the number of locations and annual imaging revenue. RadNet has a network of 298 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Florida and Rhode Island. In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions, and other related products and services to customers in the diagnostic imaging industry. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has more than 7,300 employees. For more information, visit radnet.com.