StatRad is a technology leader in radiology and HealthCare Journey a virtual multiple sclerosis center and educator website guided by the motto, Stop Searching Start Learning. According to a recent press release, the two companies have teamed up to offer instant access to radiology exams via a novel image storage platform to facilitate care for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). With this platform — RadConnect — it will be possible for MS patients to store and control their own radiology exams (brain MRIs included) and, consequently, improve their health outcomes.
During the course of their disease, MS patients have many MRI scans, and it can be a challenge for them to keep track of them while moving, changing jobs, healthcare plans or simply changing from physician to physician. As noted in the press release, doctor Revere Kinkel states: “To get their old MRIs most MS patients have to personally go to the radiology center where it was done and have them copy it onto a CD, often for a charge. To make matters worse, the centers may not store films for more than a 7 to 10 year period. That is not long enough with an illness that lasts over 40 years in many individuals. Allowing patients to store and access their own MRI data will improve patient care.”