The KDR advanced U-arm system from Konica Minolta.

Direct Orthopedic Care, a group of orthopedic-only urgent care clinics for adults and children, has selected Konica Minolta Healthcare as its preferred provider for diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions across several new facilities in Texas and California.

In Texas, DOC has opened three urgent orthopedic care clinics in Irving, South Austin, and Round Rock, and a fourth in Carlsbad, Calif, with plans to open seven more clinics by the end of 2017. Each clinic will provide high-quality imaging services with Konica Minolta Healthcare’s KDR advanced U-arm system and Konica Minolta ultrasound, while Exa, an integrated PACS platform, will enable rapid decisions on site or remotely, as well as deliver enterprise-wide image and information management.

Recognizing a need for urgent orthopedic care as an alternative to costly and often time-consuming emergency room visits for non-life-threatening injuries, DOC was founded by an orthopedic surgeon to provide walk-in, immediate access to high-quality orthopedic care resulting from acute or chronic injuries. The organization selected Konica Minolta Healthcare as its industry partner to provide advanced imaging and IT solutions based on image quality, versatility, patient comfort, and experience.

“Our mission is to provide great outcomes for our guests through highly accessible, top quality orthopedic care,” says Jim Griffin, president and chief operating officer at DOC. “Konica Minolta, with its modern equipment and fresh, new way of approaching imaging and information technology, fits that vision of what we aim to do.”

“The KDR system delivers the best of both worlds: traditional imaging capabilities along with an efficient and comfortable experience for our guests,” Griffin adds.

KMMI-012_Exa_WebBanner_2x3_lv2_CMYKThe web-based, zero footprint Exa platform was developed to provide the infrastructure for managing data across the imaging workflow regardless of where that data originates. In addition to a centralized archive and image exchange, Exa provides consolidated workflow and viewing across facilities. Konica Minolta’s KDR x-ray system features an array of advanced design innovations to optimize workflow, increase staff efficiency, and elevate the patient experience.

“DOC is one of the first organizations in the country to embrace a new model of delivering highly available access to specialized care in a more retail setting,” says Bruce Ashby, vice president of sales for DR systems at Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. “They represent a paradigm shift in the patient experience and cost of healthcare compared to the existing option of an ER visit, and we are proud to align our company and solutions with them. We expect this trend in specialized urgent care services to continue amid the financial pressures of our healthcare system.”

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