Patient Portal for Image Sharing Transforms Virtual Second Opinion Program
The process by which most patients receive second opinions is pretty straightforward. After an initial diagnosis, an individual books an appointment at another doctor’s office in order to gain more perspective into a medical condition. The doctor preforming the second opinion must request access to the patient’s medical records and any imaging or lab work that had previously been preformed. If the patient lives far away, it can take days, and maybe even weeks for the image exams to be transferred using traditional methods like mail. Once the imaging data finally arrives, the medical staff often needs to match the information with the patient’s record.
The underlying theme: the process by which patients receive second opinions on cases involving imaging is slow.