Area physicians who use RAF’s online Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) to order and view medical imaging studies will be able to do so from their iPads, iPhones, and Android mobile devices by first quarter next year.
RamSoft, the software vendor for RAF’s PACS, is making a free mobile application available as part of its planned system upgrade, said Irene Valentino, RAF director of administrative operations. Physicians who are interested in the app will be able to download it from the login screen on the PACS server.
The app will enable physicians to use their mobile devices to order imaging studies for patients, read reports, and view non-diagnostic medical images, Valentino added. Physicians also will be able to view ultrasound images performed at Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates, RAF’s
interventional radiology practice. To protect patient privacy, the software will configure users with security settings that meet all HIPAA rules and regulations.
Nationwide, an estimated 30 percent of U.S physicians own an iPad, another 28 percent plan to purchase an iPad by year’s end, and 81 percent own smartphones, according to a study earlier this year by Manhattan Research.
For more information, contact Irene Valentino at email@example.com or (540) 361-1000.