ALCOA, Tenn. – East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG) has installed  the AVREO Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) at its facility at 266 Joule St., Alcoa, to more efficiently provide patients with cutting-edge imaging and digital technology.

PACS retrieves, distributes and stores medical images on computer networks to replace hard copies. Ron German, CEO of ETMG, said PACS is an “important asset to ETMG because the technological advances will ultimately improve our patients’ experience and quality of medical care. PACS offers a clear advantage to ETMG through its ability to improve workflow, reduce time and costs, and equip physicians with an easily-accessible way to view images.”

“I am proud that ETMG is the first and only multi-specialty physician group in the greater Knoxville area to purchase this state-of-the art imaging system. Our patients will clearly benefit through the efficiencies this system brings us,” he said.

                 The system provides:

  • Physician accessibility of images from anywhere
  • Confidentiality and safety of studies
  • Access to all historical studies
  • Greater staff efficiency
  • Appointment duration is reduced

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, East Tennessee Medical Group, 266 Joule Street, Alcoa, is Blount County’s most comprehensive physicians’ organization, with more than 50 physicians and allied health professionals, supported by state of the art technology and staff. ETMG was voted the #1 healthcare facility in Blount County in the 2009 Maryville Daily Times Readers’ Choice Awards. ETMG also is the recipient of the 2008 TECHMED award for its use of innovative electronic medical records and patient care technology and voted the Best Healthcare Facility in Blount County by The Daily Times Readers Choice Awards. For more information, call 984-ETMG or visit its website at www.etmg.net.

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