Cloud-based image management solutions startup Ambra Health launches mobile app for instant access to medical images
With advances in information technology coupled with maturity of cloud computing, more organizations than ever are now moving their traditional software applications into the cloud. Even though cloud computing has been around since about 2002, mainstream medical applications are somewhat behind when it comes to cloud adoption. However, this is already changing. Thanks in part to cloud-based image management solutions startup like Ambra Health. The company is transforming and revolutionizing the way in which hospitals and healthcare providers manage medical imaging and workflows.
Founded in 2006 by Roger Bird and Shahram Partovi, Ambra Health (also known as DICOM GRID INC) is a medical data and image management SaaS company. Its cloud platform is designed to serve as the backbone of imaging innovation and progress for healthcare providers. It empowers some of the largest health systems such as Memorial Hermann and New England Baptist Hospital as well as radiology practices, subspecialty practices and clinical research organizations to dramatically improve imaging and collaborative care workflows.
The company is going a step further. Today, Ambra Health announced the launch of its first iOS mobile app for healthcare providers and patient access. Designed with accessibility and ease of viewing in mind, the new Ambra Health app offers healthcare providers an intuitive image viewing experience, fully optimized for mobile viewing.
Once securely logged in to the app, users benefit from instantaneous access to current and prior images in study lists with zero loading time. Users can effortlessly view imaging from anywhere, scroll through a series, and utilize radiology tooling like zooming, pinching, and rotating all from the palm of their hand. The Ambra app supports all imaging types from any connected PACS, including MR, CT, PET, CR, US, and MG. While not intended for diagnostic use, imaging can be securely shared directly from within the app to other physicians, administrators, and patients for enhanced communication and collaboration.
The Ambra app, which was developed in close collaboration with leading providers, allows physicians to access imaging on the go and communicate securely with other physicians and even patients. “With the Ambra app, I’m able to view a patient’s imaging and scroll through priors instantaneously. The app is really intuitive and as easy as viewing images in my office,” said Dr. Todd Lempert, CEO, Coast Radiology and Chief, Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Mission Hospital. “I’ve also gained the capability to share imaging with other providers in a secure manner from anywhere. I can provide context immediately without having to wait for the images to load on my computer or run back to the office.”
“Digital health is an increasingly mobile first experience,” said Morris Panner, CEO of Ambra Health. “The Ambra app offers a quick and intuitive way for physicians to access medical images anytime, anywhere, and also enables providers to image enable patient and referring physician digital health apps.”
Ambra Health is at the forefront of the transformation of medical imaging through cloud technology. The company was recently recognized by KLAS Research as the top medical image exchange vendor for the fourth year in a row and named Startup-of-the-year in the SIIA Company CODiE Awards. Today, more than 1,500 healthcare organizations use Ambra Health for best-in-class image exchange and cloud VNA. Ambra’s network is growing at a rapid pace of two new provider gateways per day, resulting in more than four billion images now managed through the platform.
Providers can download the app today by visiting the Apple App Store here.