The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Pennsylvania, US, has signed a five-year deal to use OnPoint Medical Diagnostics’ MRI quality assurance software.
The technology is designed to eliminate the need for paper-based documentation, allow online access to MRI reports and automatically send e-mail notifications when problems arise.
The five-year agreement went into effect in July 2013 and runs through June of 2018.
CHOP currently manages eight MRI scanners accredited through the American College of Radiology, which are located throughout the main hospital campus as well as an outpatient diagnostic centre located in western Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
OnPoint Medical Diagnostics chief revenue officer Ken Roos said the company is excited to partner with CHOP and help take its QA programme to the next level.
"Having recently earned the top spot on US News World and Report’s 2013-2014 Honor Roll, it’s yet another example of their commitment to providing the highest level of quality care for their patients every single day," Roos added.
The OnPoint system includes a web-enabled image viewer, real-time dashboards, analytics and trending that are fully deployed in the cloud providing access to any authorised user with a web browser.
OnPoint has successfully tested over 150,000 MRI QA images from over 150 MRI scanners across 22 states using its cloud-based quality assurance technology.
In addition, it is currently working on leveraging its big-data medical imaging platform to provide objective and measurable quality to other areas of medical imaging.
CHOP is a 527-bed hospital located next to the University of Pennsylvania. It had more than one million outpatient and inpatient visits last year.
Image: CHOP aerial CGI view. Photo courtesy of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.