Gains clean workflow across multiple sites.

Greenville, S.C., November 25, 2014 – Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, a multi-service specialty group with three locations in northern Indiana, has deployed eRAD PACS to support its high standard of patient care as it expands to multiple locations.

eRAD delivered eRAD PACS to simplify the management of study data, enabling Great Lakes Orthopedics to keep its focus on quality treatment of orthopedic conditions as the practice grows. eRAD is a subsidiary of RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT), a leading provider of standards-based, web-centric radiology image and data management solutions.

A web-based workflow solution, with full support for distributed environments, eRAD PACS moves images to the clinician, rather than the other way around—a key differentiator for growing and multi-site medical groups like Great Lakes Orthopedics. Relevant priors can be pre-fetched and pre-staged from any location to any computer on the practice’s network, and easy-to-manage rules let the practice define how and when studies are routed.

Dr. Keith Pitchford, founder, president and CEO of Great Lakes Orthopedics, said, “I highly recommend eRAD. The ease of access from any location, and the communication between locations, plus the feature set—these were the big factors for us. eRAD provided all that and more.”

Great Lakes Orthopedics found that it could streamline the process by which it shares information with primary and referring physicians, further enhancing its service level in those relationships. By image-enabling the EMR, the practice will be able to communicate faster and more efficiently and meet an important compliance factor for Meaningful Use Stage 2.

Ted Herndon, General Manager at Great Lakes Orthopedics, said, “As we’re expanding from two sites to three sites, the scalability was very positive for us. We can just add a node. We can also bring all modalities online now with eRAD. We’re doing ultrasound, for example, and having a single place where you can access everything—that was critical in our decision.”

eRAD’s service complemented the technology solution. “eRAD exceeded our expectations,” Herndon said. “We couldn’t have asked for a better installation. That’s been the greatest feature besides the functionality: the attention to education and ongoing support, and that makes all the difference.  That’s a true value-add, and it’s why we went with eRAD. We collaborated on goals and objectives and achieved them in the allotted time frame or faster. There were no surprises.”

About Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is headquartered in a state-of-the-art facility in St. John, Ind., and has two additional locations. For over ten years, the group has been providing Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in a full service, patient focused environment. Its goal is to enable patients to regain and return to their greatest possible level of functionality as quickly as possible. The group specializes in sports medicine (adolescent and adult), injury prevention for athletes of all ages, as well as shoulder and knee orthopedic expertise, and occupational health, foot and ankle orthopedics. Additional conditions, such as bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, tennis/golfers elbow, fractures, and industrial and overuse conditions, are also treated. For more information, visit

Tymon T. Herndon, M.H.A., General Manager

About eRAD, Inc. | Medical PACS Solutions

eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its Meaningful Use-ready RIS (radiology information systems), web-based PACS (picture archive communication systems), and multi-site workflow solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. With over 400 customers in the US and several other countries, eRAD’s solutions are available as cloud-based hosted solutions, or as in-house enterprise solutions. For more information about eRAD’s medical PACS solutions, please visit our PACS viewer page.

Seth Koeppel, SVP Sales
Cell: 617-821-4175 | [email protected]

About RadNet, Inc.

RadNet, Inc. is a national market leader providing high-quality, cost-effective diagnostic imaging services through a network of 263 fully-owned and operated outpatient imaging centers.  RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Florida, and New York.  In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions, teleradiology professional services and other 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 a total of approximately 6,000 employees. For more information, visit