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Medical Selfie: Send Images to Doctor Using iPhone

Outline: Medical selfie allows patients and care providers to upload pictures taken on an iOs device and securely share them with physicians.

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Note: DICOM Grid is Now Ambra Health (ambrahealth.com)

DICOM Grid announced the release of "medical selfie", a new feature available through its mobile optimized medical image management platform.

Using the feature, patients and care providers can upload medical pictures taken on an iOs device and securely share them with physicians.

What is a Selfie?

A selfie is defined as a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Most selfies are taken with a camera held at arm's length or pointed at a mirror, rather than by using a self-timer. Selfies are often shared on social networking services such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

"The ability to quickly send a picture is especially critical in trauma situations or frankly just to monitor ongoing care, " Morris Panner, CEO of DICOM Grid said.

"For example, patients or referring physicians can snap a shot of a burn, wound, or other injury and share it with a specialty provider in minutes. A physician can view the picture through our secure portal to determine a treatment plan and advise whether or not the issue requires an in-person visit."

Modern communication devices allow chat and the sending of pictures direct to a doctor via cellphone for expert diagnosis.
Modern communication devices allow chat and the sending of pictures direct to a doctor via cellphone for expert diagnosis.

DICOM Grid is a pioneer in the rapidly evolving telehealth space, providing web-based tools that facilitate remote consultations involving imaging.

By creating a DICOM Grid account, all information that is uploaded and shared can be accessed and viewed by patients online.

"As a physician who performs online patient consultations, tools like medical selfies help to streamline the telemedicine process," comments Dr. Rourke Stay, user of DICOM Grid and Founder of Lightbulb Radiology, an online destination for patients seeking second opinion services.

"From a workflow standpoint, having images and pictures sent directly to my work-list is great. These tools empower patients by enabling them to seamlessly transfer imaging data from their own iPhones into the hands of an expert consultant."

DICOM Grid

DICOM Grid is an open cloud platform for medical imaging applications, patented data security transforms your medical imaging information into a dynamic data warehouse where open web services provide universal access to all your clinically rich data.

Now you can safely and easily deploy cloud applications for medical imaging collaboration, exchange, vendor-neutral archive, business continuity, EMR integration, bio-informatics, and more.

Discover what the power of the cloud can do for your healthcare enterprise.

Note: DICOM Grid is Now Ambra Health (ambrahealth.com)

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