Millions of medical images are wasted every year. For patients, this equates to higher costs and longer wait times for diagnosis. For doctors, it saps vital resources and is a source of frustration. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 30% of medical images are lost every year.
How can we begin to stem this waste? Meet myMedImage, the brainchild of physicians already participating actively in the telemedicine coupled with the work of information technologists. The goal of the crowd funding campaign is to make access to this DICOM compliant PACS system free of charge to patients and participating physicians and plans, by raising $200,000 via a crowd funding campaign on IndieGogo.
The platform directly links supported patients (anywhere in the world) to primary care and specialty physicians through its unique medical imaging sharing and consultative network. The model ensures the highest quality, timely care for patients by maintaining the patient-physician contract.
The myMedImage service is offered to individuals, physicians, caregivers, hospitals, and governments globally, streamlining the entire medical imaging viewing process, while preventing unnecessary, wasted, and duplicate medical imaging.
[Posted by Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD for AnswerStat magazine, a medical healthcare publication from Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]