eRAD rolls out Blackford platform to RadNet imaging centers

Platform to be deployed across more than 300 RadNet centers – centralizing deployment and management of image processing products

Greenville, SC & Edinburgh, UK – November 01, 2017 – Blackford Analysis, a provider of medical imaging software, today announced a sale to RadNet through its long-term channel partner eRAD, a leading provider of imaging workflow solutions. The deal will see Blackford’s image processing platform rolled out in eRAD PACS systems at more 300 RadNet diagnostic imaging centers across the United States.

eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its web-based PACS is used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals, and outpatient imaging centers. eRAD is the information technology arm of RadNet, the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States, with more than seven million imaging studies conducted annually across its network of more than 300 outpatient imaging centers.

The Blackford platform provides centralized deployment and management of image processing products across the healthcare enterprise. It provides access to Blackford’s automated image registration and enables a wide range of automated processing solutions from Blackford and its Alliance Partners to be quickly deployed through any PACS or image viewer.

eRAD will initially deploy Blackford’s Smart Localizer product at RadNet centers, but the Blackford platform can also be used to quickly and easily roll out additional Alliance Partner products in the future.

“We are rolling out the Blackford platform to immediately enhance our RadNet clinics with the automatic image registration capabilities of Smart Localizer, but we are also very excited by the potential to deploy other new technologies,” said Ranjan Jayanathan, General Manager of eRAD and CIO of RadNet. “Blackford provides a single platform to simplify the implementation and management of multiple AI and intelligent image processing modules, with a centralized access point for training, support and monitoring of the overall solution.”

“It used to be extremely time-consuming for procurement, PACS administrators and IT departments to deploy new imaging solutions, as each one required extensive technology and workflow integration. This partnership gives a new, simplified and accelerated route for adoption of new technologies,” said Ben Panter, CEO, Blackford Analysis. “The Blackford platform enables the management of multiple products that can be integrated into existing workflows for image capture, storage, interpretation, viewing and sharing. Additional products can be added quickly and easily – greatly reducing costs associated with customer acquisition, and time from development to revenue.”

About Blackford Analysis   
Blackford Analysis is a developer of innovative software solutions to automatically extract actionable information from medical images to improve efficiency and productivity in healthcare. Working with leading hospitals and technology providers, Blackford delivers automated solutions that help healthcare professionals improve diagnostic confidence and patient outcomes at lower cost. Founded in 2010, and with operations in the United Kingdom and the United States, Blackford Analysis is backed by Archangel Investors, one of the UK’s leading business angel syndicates. For more information, visit www.blackfordanalysis.com

About eRAD
eRAD offers a complete suite of workflow solutions for the imaging industry. Its EHR-Certified RIS, web-based PACS, and multi-site workflow solutions are used by teleradiology businesses, specialty reading groups, multi-site reading groups, hospitals, and outpatient imaging centers. With over 500 installations in the U.S. and abroad, eRAD’s products are available as cloud-based hosted solutions or as in-house enterprise solutions. For more information, visit www.erad.com

About RadNet
RadNet, Inc. is the leading national provider of freestanding, fixed-site diagnostic imaging services in the United States based on the number of locations and annual imaging revenue. RadNet has a network of more than 300 owned and/or operated outpatient imaging centers. RadNet’s core markets include California, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Florida. In addition, RadNet provides radiology information technology solutions, teleradiology professional services and other related products and services to customers in the diagnostic imaging industry. Together with affiliated radiologists, and inclusive of full-time and per diem employees and technicians, RadNet has more than 7,000 employees.