Seattle, WA (October 4, 2011) – OneMedNet Corporation, provider of BEAM™, an industry-leading, peer-to-peer (P2P) network for securely sharing medical images, announced today the successful completion of a pilot project sponsored by Hawaii’s Department of Health. Hospitals throughout the state of Hawaii now use the BEAM network as a result of the successful pilot, which demonstrated the patient care benefits of electronically delivering imaging studies in trauma situations. By rapidly transferring diagnostic imaging studies through BEAM, trauma teams are able to improve the speed of diagnosis, enhance the quality of patient transfer decisions, increase clinical efﬁciency, avoid repeat examinations and maintain HIPAA compliance.
Hospitals included in the pilot were: The Queen’s Medical Center, Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital, Kona Community Hospital, North Hawaii Community Hospital and Hilo Medical Center. In addition to improving care by quickly and conveniently transmitting critical image data, the BEAM network also eliminates the inefficiencies of transfers on CD and the technical challenges associated with using VPN.
“With the ability to electronically send full-resolution imaging studies directly from neighbor island hospitals to specialists at our primary trauma center in Honolulu, the trauma care teams are better equipped to assess the patient’s condition, determine if a transfer is required and administer treatment immediately upon the patient’s arrival,” commented Linda Rosen, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention Systems Branch at the Hawaii Department of Health. “In the past, trauma teams would wait for the patient to arrive and view images from an accompanying CD or re-image the patient before taking action. Through the new image sharing technology of BEAM, we have improved the responsiveness and quality of trauma care while reducing repeat exams throughout our state.”
The BEAM network is a simple, secure way to provide medical image sharing anywhere around the world over the Internet without a VPN connection. BEAM streamlines medical image sharing and eliminates the hassle of CD and DVD distribution that can cause delays in patient care and create unnecessary expense. With P2P study exchange, BEAM is the most direct and reliable way to share medical files between providers. Whether urgently transferring images for a critically injured trauma patient or a non-urgent referral to a specialist, BEAM makes medical image sharing simple, fast and secure.
About Hawaii Department of Health
The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawaii. Our philosophy holds that good health — the optimal state of physical, mental, social and environmental well-being is a right and responsibility of all of Hawaii’s people. Our goals are to promote health and well-being, prevent disease and injury, promote healthy lifestyles and workplaces and promote the strength and integrity of families and communities. For more information visit: www.hawaii.gov/health.
About OneMedNet Corporation
Based in Seattle, WA, OneMedNet Corporation is a service provider offering BEAM™, an industry-leading technology for the secure sharing of medical imaging information. The unique peer-to-peer technology of BEAM was developed to easily and rapidly transport studies electronically in situations where security and speed of delivery are critical to patient care. BEAM eliminates the delays and inefficiencies of medical CDs, compliments current workflow and maintains fully HIPAA compliant transfers. BEAM by OneMedNet is Secure Exchange Made Simple!™ Discover what BEAM can do for your healthcare enterprise at www.onemednet.com.