Remote Medical International and vRad Support U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Kuwait With Critical Radiology Services
MINNEAPOLIS, MN and SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – Jul 29, 2014) – vRad (Virtual Radiologic) the largest U.S. telemedicine company and radiology practice with over 450 physicians, and Remote Medical International® (RMI), a leading provider of global medical support services for remote locations, announced today that vRad is providing 24×7 emergent teleradiology services for RMI’s medical staff supporting the U.S. Military in Afghanistan and Kuwait.
RMI provides medical support services, including radiological and laboratory testing and screening, for a major Department of Defense contractor as part of The U.S. Army’s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contract. RMI provides services at four military and logistics support bases, with a workforce and patient-base of over 5,000 civilian contractor personnel of mixed nationalities.
“Being in a less-than-conducive environment, radiology can be an extreme challenge and vRad offers the consistency and quality that our patients require and deserve,” said Jamie Hubbard, Radiological Imaging Manager at Kandahar Air Force Base.
RMI chose to partner with vRad because of vRad’s proven delivery of expedited turnaround times for emergent final studies and its U.S.-based network of radiologists who consult with RMI’s Advanced Life Support staff remotely and provide additional clinical support 24x7x365.
“vRad allows our medical staff to make better logistical decisions by providing rapid, high-quality clinical information,” said Brian Vincent, CEO of Remote Medical International. “As a result, RMI can make important treatment and transport decisions, such as whether to administer onsite treatment or evacuate a patient, to ensure the highest level of patient care for our clients.”
“We are proud to partner with a market leader such as RMI to support and ensure the health of base personnel deployed outside the U.S.” said Jim Burke, CEO of vRad. “As a former Marine, I know the importance of clinical accuracy and exceptional patient care when on deployment. vRad’s scale, patented operational workflows and radiologists with subspecialty expertise means we can handle the most difficult cases in some of the most difficult areas around the globe.”
About Remote Medical International
Remote Medical International (RMI) is an experienced provider of comprehensive medical support services for customers operating in remote and challenging locations worldwide. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA, RMI has supported clients on every continent and ocean in the world. RMI provides comprehensive and cost effective medical solutions to clients operating beyond the conventional emergency medical response system with an emphasis on personnel ‘on assignment’ in remote environments. As a single-source solution, RMI provides its clients with five medical support services known as Core 5: RMI Staffing, RMI Topside Assistance, RMI Equipment & Supply, RMI Training, and RMI Consulting. For more information, please visit www.remotemedical.com.
vRad (Virtual Radiologic) is a global telemedicine company and the nation’s largest radiology practice with over 450 physicians. vRad’s physicians and operational platform serve 2,000+ hospitals, reading over 7 million patient radiology reports annually. vRad is also a leader in healthcare informatics: its RPC(SM) (Radiology Patient Care) Indices are the first findings-based national and peer group benchmarking metrics for the use of radiology imaging. Our analytics platform includes over 24 million imaging studies, growing at 600,000 per month. vRad’s clinical expertise and evidence-based insight help clients make better decisions for the health of their patients and their practices. For more information about the Company, including vRad’s recent 2014 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award, please visit www.vrad.com. For real-time updates, follow us on Twitter (@vRad), or “like” us on Facebook.
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