Cloud-based Service Streamlines Quicker Image Sharing for Hospital

Ken Terry | Fierce Health IT | September 1, 2011

Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y., has begun using a cloud-based service to share medical images among multiple physicians without entering them into the healthcare system's picture archiving and communication system (PACS), according to an article in InformationWeek.

These are images that the Montefiore specialists use in their review of referrals before they accept patients for treatment. The images, which may arrive on disc or film, have not been entered into the PACS. In case more than one physician has to view the images, the other doctors can pull them down from the cloud rather than waiting for the physical media to be delivered...