4 reasons why patients should own their medical images

Why patients should own their medical images?

Despite doctors reluctantly providing medical images directly to patients - there is a real need for patients to insist on access and control of these images. After all, the patient is the central hub for all of the images, records, diagnoses, that relate to him or her. So, it is completely logical that the patient would be THE appropriate repository for all information related to her own medical history. Otherwise, her medical record may be incomplete which may impact prescribed treatment.

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Topics: medical images, Purview, Purview Blog, patient medical images, patient access

Patients ask, "who owns my medical images?"

Question: who owns my medical images? Answer: you can look but not touch.

It may amaze you to learn that the X-rays, CT Scans & MRIs of intimate parts of your anatomy are not your property. Pretty shocking, huh? In fact, the imaging center or hospital that took these images owns the title (copyright) to the image itself and the media on which it exists. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that many doctors are reluctant to provide their patients with these images.

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Topics: Purview, Purview Medical, Purview Blog, patient medical images, FDA

Baptist Health Lexington: Delivering reliable telestroke care

When it comes to telestroke care, transmission and evaluation of medical imaging must be fast, reliable, and easy.

When a patient arrives at a hospital or urgent care facility who has potentially suffered from a stroke, a CT scan is performed for evaluation. Lots of healthcare providers don't have a stroke specialist on-site, so they make the CT scan available for a specialist at another location. Baptist Health Lexington needed an imaging solution that was not only reliable, but was easy to access.

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Topics: cloud medical imaging, Purview, Purview Medical, Purview Solutions, telestroke care, telestroke

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