Anytime you see a patient that has medical imaging taken, you have to provide them copies of their information. If you don’t, then they won’t have an easy way to share that information with specialists regarding their condition. Besides, if you don’t provide them with a copy of their imaging, the responsibility is fully yours to send the imaging where it is needed. So, while we can agree that giving patients ownership with their medical imaging generally makes everyone content, is there a better and cheaper option other than burning CDs and DVDs?
The holidays are a time of rest and relaxation. They are moments to create extra special memories with friends and family which will last forever...but what if they are tainted? What if your holiday takes an unexpected turn for the worst? Accidents happen, and they certainly don’t go along with what is convenient for you. So instead of risking not having your records and your family’s medical records handy in case of an emergency, this holiday season invest in your family’s health.
Hurricane Irma is still affecting countless families in the Caribbean and Floridian waters. It is estimated that certain localities which are already without electricity should expect to stay in the dark until the end of 2017. Thousands of island inhabitants have been rendered without food, water, and shelter. Many of which have been injured by the storm’s fury. However, to make things even worse, there are locations where over 90% of buildings, including hospitals which have been devastated. Medical records have been destroyed and remain unaccounted for as people attempt to rebuild their lives.
Having a patient portal account is a critical necessity for all. Ailments and disasters are not bias, and on any given day you could find yourself or a loved one in need of the benefits that PiX (a patient portal) provides. Just think about it - your physician’s office could be demolished by a natural or manmade disaster. If your physician is not a Cloud solution subscriber, all of your records could be lost permanently - but not if you have PiX. This is how it works…
Usually the idea of patients controlling their own medical images strikes fear into the hearts of medical care professionals. Patients can jump to rash conclusions based off of their images, before even speaking to their medical care provider. While it may be controversial as to who should own medical images, the truth is having engaged patients will improve medical outcomes.