A working group, chaired by Dr. Eleftheriou, and including representatives from the medical staff, nursing, legal, health records, and a patient, began scoping out possible solutions. “There were a few out there – one offered by a major telecommunications provider, and a few free applications, which really weren’t suitable. Then our radiology colleagues suggested AGFA HealthCare, which provides our image management solution. I met with them, and the rest is history,” smiles Dr. Eleftheriou.
There was actually quite a bit more to it, as he goes on to explain. The working group had defined several requirements for an image capture solution. “Today, people use their PMDs for everything – messaging, emails, web browsing. So it’s natural for them to use the integrated camera. The image capture solution needed to be just as easy to use, but provide the safety and security our patients count on,” he explains.