There are many times when your staff may need to transfer a patient to another medical facility. Perhaps the patients’ family wants a second opinion, or another care facility offers more specialized care. Whether the end destination is another hospital, clinic, rehabilitation center, or long-term care center, when you transfer a patient, there is typically a specific protocol that needs to be followed in order to ensure patient safety.
There are countless ways to make the process seamless. One area that can cause a bottleneck is handling medical images and transmitting them to the new institution. Due to large file sizes and formats, medical imaging can be the most difficult part of the patients record to transfer.