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Innovative Mobile App Enables Improved Efficiency, Accessibility and Enhance Patient Care at Lourdes

Synapse Mobility 3.0, an innovative new mobile application, has been launched at Lourdes Health System and will allow physicians on-the-go, remote access to x-ray images, scans and other pertinent information at the touch of their smartphone or iPad screen.

Says Dr. Kathleen Greatrex, chair of the department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at Lourdes Health System, “The Synapse system allows physicians quick and easy access to images, regardless of a physician’s location. The images are high-quality. This enables consultation with the radiologist to be more efficient, helping to improve overall patient management.”

Synapse Mobility 3.0 is the latest addition to Fujifilm’s suite of Synapse products and aims to increase physician accessibility to patient information, promote physician collaboration and improve workflow by allowing doctors and radiologists access to important and critical images wherever they may be with a network connection.

Version 3.0 includes several functionality upgrades such as improved visual layouts and reference lines, high resolution 3D imaging and zoom, window and level features that allow physicians to take a closer look at specific areas. It conveniently allows interfacing with a variety of smartphones and other devices such as the Apple iPad and Macintosh- or Windows-based PCs to show x-rays, cardiovascular scans and much more.

“With virtual access, physicians are able to look at an injury or scan and develop a treatment plan before they even arrive at the hospital or office location,” adds Dr. Greatrex. “The general response from physicians is that it is a user-friendly app that enables higher productivity and a better patient experience.”

The 3.0 version also includes a collaboration features that allows clinicians to consult in real-time.

“The bottom line is that this advanced technology fosters greater communication between physicians,” says Dr. Greatrex. “We can consult in real time by viewing patient films on our smartphones and tablets.”

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