US Radiology Specialists, Inc., a physician-owned radiology practice, announces that it is expanding its current partnership with radiologist-led healthcare technology firm Scanslated Inc., and will now begin offering Scanslated’s radiology reporting service at more US Radiology outpatient imaging centers across the country. The newly announced expansion includes outpatient imaging sites in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Patients at US Radiology’s American Health Imaging and Touchstone Medical Imaging outpatient imaging centers will now receive access to their radiology reports in Scanslated’s interactive format. This offering provides plain-language explanations with interactive terminology definitions and diagrams throughout the report to help the patients better understand complex medical terminology.
Patients access their reports through a link sent via text message or email that is accessible from any smartphone, computer, or tablet. Scanslated’s radiology report service helps improve understanding of medical results and enhances interactions between patients and their providers, while also reducing report-related follow-up phone calls to imaging centers.
“Feedback from our initial deployment of Scanslated’s solution at our locations in Colorado was overwhelmingly positive, with 95% of patients who received their reports in the new format reporting that they could more easily understand their imaging procedures and have more informed conversations with their providers,” says Gerry Lewis, chief information officer at US Radiology.
“Expanding the Scanslated technology to more of our nationwide network of outpatient imaging centers was a natural next step for the benefit of patients, providers, and our team members—and is a key component of our ongoing enterprise-wide technology evolution,” Lewis adds.
What’s more, Scanslated Co-Founder and CEO Nicholas T. Befera, MD, says: “US Radiology is an industry leader and one of the most innovative radiology groups in the country, and we’re thrilled to be expanding our partnership to empower more patients together. This expansion shows US Radiology’s commitment to delivering a superior care experience that is truly patient-centered.”