Oct 22 2014 by Don Lawrence

eRounds Launches Spine-Focused Community for Mobile Clinical Collaboration


Image Sharing Platform Enables Physicians & Medical Device Companies to Improve Patient Outcomes


NASHVILLE, TN–(Marketwired – Oct 22, 2014) – eRounds, a pioneer in social clinical healthcare, announced today the BETA release of their image sharing and social collaboration platform and mobile application. eRounds empowers physicians, clinical staff, and healthcare enterprises to share and discuss medical photos with trusted peers while maintaining patient privacy. The BETA version is available for iPad and iPhone exclusively in the Apple iTunes App Store and will focus on the spinal healthcare specialty with additional medical specialties rolling out during the term of the BETA.
The eRounds platform enables physicians, clinical teams, and healthcare enterprises to capture, de-identify, and share medical images such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. Clinicians can quickly take an image from their mobile device, swipe away any protected health information (PHI), and upload their images and questions into the platform with complete control over who can view their eRounds case. Verified clinical users can share their knowledge and collaborate with colleagues from around the globe on best practices for each unique patient case.
“Clinicians are already leveraging their mobile devices to create new efficiencies and workflow improvements. eRounds is giving these ‘social clinicals’ a remarkable competitive advantage in their practices,” said Don Lawrence, CEO of eRounds. “Doctors are motivated by their desire to help their patients, and collaboration with their peers in a secure and trusted environment is critical.” The eRounds platform was developed to break geographical barriers and replace archaic methods of medical collaboration while maintaining patient privacy. “eRounds gives doctors a place to exchange knowledge globally. It’s an exciting time for the healthcare industry as we watch new disruptive digital and mobile technologies improve patient care.”
“I am excited about eRounds’ technology which affords me the opportunity to expand my peer network, regionally and nationally, and to share information with international surgeons in order to gain a better understanding of their practices and techniques,” said Brian O’Shaughnessy, M.D. a neurological spine surgeon and Chief Medical Officer for eRounds. “I am seeing a major paradigm shift in the healthcare industry, as more physicians leverage their mobile devices for faster and better decision making. Before eRounds, it was not uncommon for me to make surgical decisions based solely on my own thoughts and experience. Now, with eRounds, I have the ability to get the opinions of other experts in my field, or share my expertise with those who need it.”
In addition to helping physicians capture, upload and collaborate on patient cases, eRounds is transforming how healthcare enterprises, such as medical device companies train and educate clinicians and employees with secure, private, branded communities.
About eRounds
eRounds, a pioneer in social clinical healthcare, delivers an image sharing and social collaboration platform that empowers physicians, clinical staff, and healthcare enterprises to share and discuss medical photos with trusted peers while maintaining patient privacy. eRounds’ peer-to-peer clinical communities foster an integrated approach to improving the quality of patient care. eRounds applies the principals of social networks and collaboration to a medical image-sharing platform, delivering the technology foundation (mobile, social, cloud, analytics) to support an emerging model of healthcare delivery. For more information, please visit www.erounds.com.
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