Mobile X-rays Make Healthcare Imaging Comfortable & Convenient
Did you know that you can get a professional X-ray done from the comfort of your living room, bedroom, or kitchen? There is a common misconception that if you need imaging done for an injury or medical issue, it requires a trip to the emergency room or your local urgent care. However, with mobile healthcare providers like EZaccessMD now available to patients as an add-on to employer health plans, that is no longer the case.
During National Radiologic Technology Week, an annual recognition of the vital role that imaging professionals play in delivering quality healthcare, EZaccessMD is highlighting the critical and sometimes life-saving care that our radiologic technologists (“rad-techs”) deliver to patients anytime, anywhere.
Due to advances in technology and EZaccessMD’s innovative service model, patients now have access to care from the moment they get injured or have troubling aches and pains. With a quick call to 855-OUR-EZMD (855-687-3963), they will be connected to a board-certified physician who can dispatch a rad-tech equipped with mobile X-ray technology to the patient’s home or workplace in two hours or less. The model allows rad-techs to provide personalized care, while offering the workforce and their families access to costly imaging services at no cost to the patient.
Now available in 24 states, EZaccessMD delivers these services with the help of locally based mobile imaging partners that care deeply about the health of their communities.
One of those esteemed partners is Mobile Images in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Founded 33 years ago by CEO & Co-Owner, Rick Merchant, the business was started on the cusp of the mobile X-ray revolution with the original goal of servicing members of the elderly community who faced significant barriers to accessing necessary imaging.
Today, Mobile Images’ X-ray services are available to a wide demographic of patients in need due to the company’s partnership with EZaccessMD. When a physician orders an X-ray for a patient, Mobile Images dispatches one of their qualified rad-techs for imaging, and patients have a diagnosis from a radiologist within an hour of their X-ray and an immediate follow-up consult with the EZ physician.
Tyler Merchant, head of marketing at Mobile Images, says the ability to send a rad-tech to a patient’s home has proven to be invaluable on several occasions. “Some of the patients our technicians treat have severe fractures and moving can be extremely painful. We’re grateful to spare them the discomfort by coming to them.”
Furthermore, the Merchants have seen the benefits of this enhanced accessibility firsthand by adopting EZaccessMD into their own employee health plans. Tyler says that the service has been a huge driver of employee retention at Mobile Images over the past year. “Our employees are saving money, and so are we. They don’t have to pay for an emergency room visit when a quick phone consultation could determine an effective treatment plan.”
Making this benefit available to their employees allows them to offer the same quality healthcare that they show their patients every day. “Our rad-techs demonstrate so much care and empathy for our patients. It takes a gentle heart to do what they do, and offering them this service is just one of the ways that we thank them.”
Thanks to the commitment and dedication from the radiologic technicians, EZaccessMD’s X-ray services are now available to companies and their families with 5 to 5,000+ employees across 24 states. We would like to express sincere gratitude for the rad-techs at EZaccessMD, along with every rad-tech nationwide!
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