Life Image, a leading medical evidence network for imaging and clinical data, recently confirmed that Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), which is run jointly by Southcentral Foundation and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), has chosen the firm as it network access and image exchange provider to be able to improve the capability of hospitals based on Anchorage to offer teleradiology and telehealth services in Alaska and beyond.
ANMC is an acute primary, behavioral and specialty provider as it offers comprehensive medical services to both American Indian and Alaska Native people residing across the state. More than 60% of the patients of ANMC reside in rural areas as well as are dependent upon teleradiology and telehealth for the diagnostic services.
Apparently, the latest development has further validated the strategic partnership that shall take place between Life mage and the Dicom Systems, a leading provider of imaging interoperability as well as workflows. The Dicom systems Unifier platform has essentially helped the radiology group to be able to read remotely while sending the diagnostic reports back electronically.
The combined integration and network capabilities will be providing ANMC with an accelerated interoperability as well as drive new levels of efficiency. The medical center also works with over a dozen healthcare facilities across remote areas of both Alaska and the medical centers in the state of Washington wherein they ask for image exchange with the help of cloud using Life Image.
Moreover, ANMC has clear access to the network of Life Image of about 10,000 clinical facilities in the U.S. which connects about 150,000 U.S. providers with nearly 58,000 global clinics.
ANTHC’s Director of Imaging Services, John Dolbinski commented that the consortium aims to meet the various health needs of over 175,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in the state. The medical center happens to be the main referral site of the state as the provider of specialty and primary care and an Adult and Pediatric Level II Trauma Center.