Fast, coordinated transfers with BIDMC
The relationship between the Emergency Departments at Anna Jaques and BIDMC benefits our patients. Patients suffering from trauma or other clinical conditions that require more advanced tertiary care are often transferred to BIDMC. Before a transfer our emergency physicians speak to a BIDMC emergency physician to discuss the patient’s condition, emergency treatment, and the best method of transfer (ground ambulance or MedFlight air transport). BIDMC accepts virtually all patients from AJH with no delay in the transfer.
Anna Jaques physicians are able to stay apprised of their patient’s condition and progress through communication with BIDMC physicians and access, via electronic medical records, to their patients’ data. Electronic access is made possible by "LifeImage," an electronic means of sending radiology images directly to BIDMC. Doctors at BIDMC can then view these images even before the patient arrives to ensure more timely care.