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DR Systems Awarded Seven New Patents

Leading Healthcare Imaging and IT Company Innovates in

Human-Computer Interaction and More Efficient Access to Information
SAN DIEGO, CA – DR Systems (www.drsys.com), a leader in healthcare imaging and information technologies, has recently been granted seven new U.S. patents. They cover technology ranging from intelligent access of medical information to human-computer interaction and image viewing. These patents, which were granted in 2014, demonstrate the company’s long record as an innovator in radiology and healthcare information technology.

“Many healthcare facilities rely on DR Systems to provide crucial technology that will keep them competitive in their market.” said Dr. Murray Reicher, CEO and Chairman of DR Systems. “We continue to develop new technologies that improve efficiency and accuracy of both image reading and overall healthcare information systems. That’s further demonstrated by our recent, industry-leading recognition as 2014 Best in KLAS for radiology software.”

Previously in 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded DR Systems five other patents. The additional seven new patents awarded in 2014 bring the company’s patent portfolio to a total of 23 patents to date, with another 30 patents pending.

Since its inception, DR Systems has led the industry with innovation such as the world’s first filmless imaging center, first filmless U.S. private hospital, first invention of hanging protocols, and first PACS with digital audio recording. The company’s more recent breakthroughs include “image shuffling,” “automated comparison reading mode,” “smart placement rules,” “auto-receive,” “pixel/voxel tracking,” “thin rules” and others.

DR Systems 2014 Patents

Title Patent #
1. Systems and Methods for Retrieval of Medical Data 8,626,527
2. Dual Technique Compression 8,630,501
3. Rules Based Approach to Transferring and/or Viewing Medical Images 8,712,120
4. Systems and Methods for Matching, Naming and Displaying Medical Images 8,731,259
5. Smart Placement Rules 8,751,268
6. Dynamic customizable human-computer interaction behavior 8,797,350
7. Intelligent dynamic preloading and processing 8,867,807

 

About DR Systems, Inc.

DR Systems designs the award-winning Unity Enterprise Imaging system (RIS, CVIS, PACS, Anatomic Pathology Reporting) and associated VNA, Disaster Recovery and Enterprise Viewing technology. The company’s cloud-based information systems include: eMix for medical image exchange, a complete certified ambulatory EHR, and an enterprise patient portal. The company’s passion for innovation and customer service has resulted inseven Best in KLAS PACS awards, far surpassing any other vendor. Since 1992, DR Systems has helped over 600 hospitals, healthcare facilities, and thousands of providersattain higher levels of clinical and financial success.KLAS® recognized DR Systems and its Unity PACS as the #1 ranked PACS vendor and software in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012.1  Unity RIS was ranked #1 Best in KLAS for Radiology in 2014. 1 For more information about the company, call 800-794-5955 or visit www.drsys.com.

February 9, 2015 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

SRS Is Among First EHRs to Achieve Certification for Stage 2 of Meaningful Use – See more at: http://srssoft.com/srs-is-among-first-ehrs-to-achieve-certification-for-stage-2-of-meaningful-use#sthash.lZjEVkYf.dpuf

SRS EHR v9 Awarded 2014 Edition Modular Certification

MONTVALE, NJ – June 17, 2013 SRS, the leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, today announced that it has completed the first phase of certification for the 2014 Edition of the SRS EHR. Physicians will use the SRS EHR v9 to demonstrate meaningful use and qualify for the government’s EHR incentives for Stage 2—as well as Stage 1—effective 2014.

“As we did so successfully for Stage 1, SRS is addressing the increased demands of Stage 2 by enhancing our EHR software to provide our physicians with the tools needed to satisfy the requirements in a productivity-focused manner,” says Evan Steele, CEO of SRS. “The fact that we are among the first vendors to achieve certification is a testament to the talents of our highly skilled and hard-working development team and to our commitment to the maintenance of high-level, in-house expertise regarding meaningful use.”

“This accomplishment puts us well on our way in what will be a short journey toward complete certification,” says SRS Chief Software Architect Joseph Geretz. “Our 2014 certified EHR will empower our physicians with data management and interoperability features that will prepare them for continued success as providers of high-quality patient care.”

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the US Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments (SRSsoft, v9, Certification ID No. 06132013-1984-8, June 13, 2013).

About SRS
SRS is the leading provider of productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians—with a successful adoption rate unparalleled in the industry. Offered via the Unified Desktop™, the robust SRS EHR, PM, PACS, Patient Portal, and Transcription increase speed and efficiency, boost revenue, free physicians’ time, and enhance patient care and satisfaction. For more information on SRS, visit www.srssoft.com, e-mail info@srssoft.com, fax 201.802.1301, or call 800.288.8369.

About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS); Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes; and Electronic Health Records (EHRs)— positioning the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized Certification Body (ACB) and an Authorized Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise to deliver reliable and cost-effective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or e-mail DGI@drummondgroup.com.

– See more at: http://srssoft.com/srs-is-among-first-ehrs-to-achieve-certification-for-stage-2-of-meaningful-use#sthash.lZjEVkYf.dpuf

June 18, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Wellmont Health System Selects M*Modal for Advanced Speech Understanding™ Solutions for Electronic Medical Records and Imaging Systems

M*Modal Fluency™ technology to deliver improved productivity, accuracy and seamless interaction with Epic system

Franklin, Tenn. – May 21, 2013 – M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding™ solutions, today announced an expanded relationship with Wellmont Health System to deliver exclusive enterprise-wide transcription, front-end speech recognition, workflow and reporting for electronic medical records (EMRs) and radiology systems. M*Modal Fluency Direct™ and M*Modal Fluency for Imaging™ were selected by Wellmont as the clinical documentation platforms to realize substantial cost savings, increased physician adoption and improved productivity as it implements its Epic EHR later this year.

Based in Kingsport, Tenn., Wellmont is a not-for-profit, 1200-bed integrated health system featuring seven hospitals, two major trauma centers and over 30 ambulatory facilities. M*Modal has provided Wellmont with transcription services since 2009, and with this agreement will become Wellmont’s sole provider of clinical documentation services and solutions across all of its facilities.

“In rolling out our new Epic EMR system, we were looking for a single documentation creation platform to leverage across our enterprise and support efficient workflows and reporting,” said Kent Petty, CIO of Wellmont Health System. “Wellmont emphasizes quality outcomes for our patients, and M*Modal’s speech solutions will help us improve productivity and free up our physicians and staff to focus on patient care.”

M*Modal Fluency Direct and M*Modal Fluency for Imaging are cloud-based software that capture spoken medical dictation and turn it into both unstructured text and structured data that can be shared with EMR/EHR, HIS, RIS and PACS systems. M*Modal’s solutions make documenting effortless by enabling doctors to conversationally create and edit clinical data directly within EMRs through voice-navigation. As part of this agreement, Wellmont will transition from the M*Modal SpeechQ for Radiology™ reporting platform to M*Modal Fluency for Imaging.

“M*Modal Fluency products give Wellmont’s healthcare providers tremendous capability to quickly and accurately create documentation for improved billing, productivity and patient care,” said Vern Davenport, CEO of M*Modal. “M*Modal’s cloud-based technology can significantly enhance the quality of digital records while making EMRs more user-friendly and accessible.”

Unlike other speech recognition technologies, M*Modal Fluency products use a single underlying speech platform, giving each physician access to his/her trained voice profile across any application. In addition, these cloud-based solutions offer users choice in accessing and capturing clinical documentation anytime and anywhere. The M*Modal platform offers strong medically-tuned speech recognition and Natural Language Understanding by capturing and processing the documentation of more than 200,000 doctors that access every day.

For more information on M*Modal please visit www.mmodal.com or follow on Twitter @MModal.

About M*Modal

M*Modal is a leading healthcare technology provider of advanced clinical documentation solutions, enabling hospitals and physicians to enrich the content of patient electronic health records (EHR) for improved healthcare and comprehensive billing integrity. As one of the largest clinical transcription service provider in the U.S., with a global network of medical editors, M*Modal also provides advanced cloud-based Speech Understanding™ technology and data analytics that enable physicians and clinicians to include the context of their patient narratives into electronic health records in a single step, further enhancing their productivity and the cost-saving efficiency and quality of patient care at the point of care. M*Modal has been recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America, placing in the top third of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 for 2012. For more information, please visit www.mmodal.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

June 6, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Roentgen Works Cloud Now Supports Mobile Devices, Patient Portals and Image Processing Capabilities

DALLAS, TX, and NEW ORLEANS, LA, March 4, 2013 – BRIT Systems announced today the release of Roentgen Works Version 1.5, featuring HTML-5 support for mobile devices, patient portals, and enhanced image manipulation capabilities.   Roentgen Works, the platform that runs BRIT’s Roentgen Cloud DICOM sharing platform that includes 5 GB free storage, is an industry leading browser-based solution that incorporates the latest technology for medical image sharing. WebWorks, the integrated viewer, displays many image formats and includes specialized cine tools for cardiac ultrasounds.   BRIT Systems will be showcasing Roentgen Works Version 1.5 and Roentgen Cloud with mobile device viewing capabilities at the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting March 4 – 7 in booth #8312.

As a front-end solution for accessing and viewing patient data from multiple PACS, Roentgen Works’ native cross-enterprise capabilities include a Patient Discovery tool for finding the same patient with different patient IDs in different PACS and presenting all the studies for the patient on a single timeline. With Version 1.5, users can access new and comparison studies regardless of where the study originated.   Roentgen Works’ sharing utilities include study upload tools, an email invitation link for granting access to a study, DICOM distribution and routing, and the WebWorks advanced viewer.  Roentgen Works is also the base platform for UrgentWorks critical results reporting and ER discordance, peer review, and SpeechWorks radiology reporting tools.

“With today’s announcement, BRIT extends our motto of ‘any image, anywhere, anytime’ to now include ‘on any device.’  And, we’ve expanded the audience to include patients,” says Shelly Fisher, President of BRIT Systems. “We will continue to embrace new technology that enhances access to images and communication between clinicians or with patients, and provide enhanced performance and support for additional image types and image handling utilities.  With over 20 years of experience handling medical images and HL-7 integration tasks combined with our state-of–the art platform, BRIT’s Roentgen Works is well positioned to become the Universal Viewer of choice throughout the healthcare industry.”

BRIT offers interested users an opportunity to try this leading technology themselves on their own browsers and mobile devices by accessing www.brit.com and signing up for a free, private 5 GB DICOM server in the cloud.

About BRIT Systems:

BRIT Systems is a technology company that provides custom, turn-key solutions for PACS, RIS, teleradiology, including ASP solutions, and digital reporting solutions. Founded in 1993 with the goal of providing affordable PACS based on standards, BRIT designs and deploys high-quality PACS/RIS based on the company’s comprehensive understanding of radiology departments, medical imaging, networks, DICOM integration, security and highly available computer systems.  BRIT is an employee-owned corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas. More information can be found at www.brit.com.

March 4, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

BRIT Systems Awarded VHA Contract

DALLAS, TX, March 4, 2013 – BRIT Systems announced today that VHA, Inc., a national network of not-for-profit healthcare organizations, has awarded the company a three contract with potential for two expansion years that starts May 1, 2013.  The contract covers all BRIT Systems’ products, including PACS, RIS, teleradiology and critical results reporting.

“BRIT is delighted to become a supplier to VHA and to be able to support their large and growing membership across the United States,” says Shelly Fisher, President of BRIT Systems.  “VHA has a vigorous process of assuring their members receive industry best products and prices.  This contract allows members to purchase the entire portfolio of BRIT’s quality products at these negotiated discounts.  Additionally, BRIT qualifies as a diversity supplier for members, allowing them to fulfill their diversity purchasing goals.  BRIT shares VHA’s goals of providing the best products at the best prices and we look forward to a long relationship with them and their members.”

About BRIT Systems:

BRIT Systems is a technology company that provides custom, turn-key solutions for PACS, RIS, teleradiology, including ASP solutions, and digital reporting solutions. Founded in 1993 with the goal of providing affordable PACS based on standards, BRIT designs and deploys high-quality PACS/RIS based on the company’s comprehensive understanding of radiology departments, medical imaging, networks, DICOM integration, security and highly available computer systems.  BRIT is an employee-owned corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas. More information can be found at www.brit.com.

 

I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

ClearDATA Partners with National Council to Provide Healthcare Cloud Computing and Security Services to Behavioral Health Organizations

Phoenix, AZ – Washington, DC – May 29, 2012 – – ClearDATA Networks, Inc., the leading healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced a partnership with the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) to provide its members — specialty healthcare organizations treating mental illness and addiction disorders — with a variety of HIPAA-compliant cloud computing and information security services.  These services will further National Council members’ efforts to deliver the highest quality care through services that reduce overall IT costs, improve productivity, and comply with privacy and security regulations.

ClearDATA’s Healthcare Cloud Computing Services include hosting of applications and data, offsite backup and storage, disaster recovery, and vendor neutral archiving (VNA) of PACS and other medical images. ClearDATA also helps organizations maintain regulatory compliance and reduce the chance of a security breach through HIPAA Security Risk Assessments, HIPAA Policies and Procedures Planning, and Remediation Assistance. 

The Healthcare Industry is rapidly adopting cloud computing services as a means for organizations to grow and adapt their evolving technology requirements without incurring capital expenses, maintenance, and support costs. ClearDATA focuses exclusively on providing secure, HIPAA-compliant, cloud computing and information security services to the 5,000 hospitals and hundreds of thousands of clinics/medical offices in the U.S. market.

“ClearDATA is pleased to work closely with the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare to help its members achieve cost savings and operational efficiency through cloud computing services,” said David Bean, executive vice president of sales and marketing, ClearDATA Networks, Inc.  “The National Council is recognized throughout the country for its commitment and vision towards promoting proactive and holistic healthcare practices and we are honored to partner with them in their efforts.”

“If behavioral health providers cannot adopt health information technology at a rate comparable with primary care facilities, hospitals, and physicians, it will soon become impossible to provide clinical care coordination for persons with mental and addiction disorders and to meet payer and service system demands in the changing healthcare marketplace. The National Council is committed to helping our member organizations remain on the cutting edge and we are pleased that ClearData will help bring important new technologies and services to our members,” said Michael R. Lardiere, LCSW, Vice President, HIT and Strategic Development at the National Council.

About the National Council

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association of 1,950 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addiction disorders to 8 million adults, children and families in communities across the country. Learn more at www.TheNationalCouncil.org.

About ClearDATA Networks

ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is the market leader for cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs.  ClearDATA’s services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, information security and world-class support. The company offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services through its U.S. Healthcare Compliance division to the healthcare industry in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales@cleardata.net or visit: www.cleardata.net.

June 5, 2012 I Written By

GE Healthcare to Bring Paris Hospitals into Digital Age

The “Région sans Film”— filmless regionproject makes use of a uniquely flexible software solution, combining multiple GE Healthcare products and a highly resilient cloud infrastructure provided by Orange. The resulting platform offers efficient SaaS (Software as a Service) PACS, RIS and Archiving services to hospitals as well as image distribution to the local general practitioners via the internet.

The connected hospitals benefit from the advanced GE Healthcare Centricity PACS, with a quick deployment and a simple implementation. All the technical support and management is included; performance and availability are guaranteed. Thus, the hospitals can dedicate their IT staff to focus on users and other applications, and do not have to hire highly skilled specialists for PACS systems.  The system uses a “pay as you go” billing model priced by exam and is subject to the platform fulfilling stringent service level agreements.  In total, 30 hospitals are within the scope of this first project phase, beginning with pilot provider Hôspital Simone Veil.

“Région sans Film” Project Underway in Country’s Largest Province

In France today, approximately half of small- and medium-sized hospitals are still using film for their imaging exams. In an effort to save costs by quickly increasing usage of digital technology, the Ministry of Health, through its state agency, has contracted with the Orange-GE Healthcare consortium to deliver digital, cloud-based PACS and archive services to the “Île de France”, the country’s most populous region.

The “Région sans Film”— filmless regionproject makes use of a uniquely flexible software solution, combining multiple GE Healthcare products and a highly resilient cloud infrastructure provided by Orange. The resulting platform offers efficient SaaS (Software as a Service) PACS, RIS and Archiving services to hospitals as well as image distribution to the local general practitioners via the internet.

The connected hospitals benefit from the advanced GE Healthcare Centricity PACS, with a quick deployment and a simple implementation. All the technical support and management is included; performance and availability are guaranteed. Thus, the hospitals can dedicate their IT staff to focus on users and other applications, and do not have to hire highly skilled specialists for PACS systems.  The system uses a “pay as you go” billing model priced by exam and is subject to the platform fulfilling stringent service level agreements.  In total, 30 hospitals are within the scope of this first project phase, beginning with pilot provider Hôspital Simone Veil.

“We have been able to benefit from the service very quickly,” said Dr. Sylvie Blangy, Chief Radiologist, Hôspital Simone Veil. “We saw immediate increase in our global productivity and users have easily transitioned to the system. The implementation was very professional, with very good support from the GE Healthcare and Orange teams.  We are now eager to enhance the service for collaboration with other connected hospitals.”

”We made an evaluation before subscribing to the archiving service, which demonstrated a real financial advantage compared to maintaining an archive in house. This even takes into account the migration costs of more than 800 000 studies from our legacy local archive,” explained Naima Mezaour, CIO of Institut Gustave Roussy Oncology Hospital, now benefiting from a service including management of the infrastructure, monitoring, upgrades and migration with guaranteed availability. “This relieves our team from tedious tasks, and gives us total visibility on our archiving costs.”

“This is an enormous breakthrough for the region,” said Bernard Algayres, General Manager of GE Healthcare IT eHealth, EMEA. “Faster diagnostic turnaround times and access to patient images by GPs are only the beginning. In future phases of this project, we’re going to build digital bridges across areas that now present great divides. It’s a very exciting initiative.”

*Centricity is a registered trademark of General Electric Company.

ABOUT GE HEALTHCARE:

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at www.gehealthcare.com.

December 20, 2011 I Written By

TeraMedica’s Evercore® Clinical Enterprise Suite is Now MINT & XDS Enabled

Evercore’s Vendor Neutral Architecture Expands the Utility and Access of Clinical Data

(MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – November 21st, 2011)

TeraMedica’s Evercore® Clinical Enterprise Suite, the leading Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) in the industry, is now both MINT (Medical Imaging Network Transport) and XDS (Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing Profile) enabled. MINT provides improved patient care through faster access to medical data with no need for redundant data. XDS enables existing clinical information systems to connect to IHE XDS-based healthcare information exchanges. Both of these technologies are highlighted at RSNA 2011 in Booth 3002 in the South Hall of McCormick Place.”TeraMedica continually works to incorporate the latest advances in technology to enhance patient care,” said Mark Wheeler, TeraMedica’s Vice President of Product Development. “By incorporating MINT and XDS into our Evercore clinical data repository, TeraMedica significantly increases access speed and greatly expands the methods by which medical data may be retrieved.”

Evercore’s support of MINT eliminates the need for DICOM routing and application-specific caches. Evercore’s use of MINT allows for direct access to the metadata, independent of the pixel data, removing data duplication. MINT also encodes the data in XML, the enterprise standard. Image viewing capabilities for MINT are provided through a partnership with Vital, A Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company.

In addition, TeraMedica now delivers the XDS within its Evercore® Clinical Enterprise Suite. Evercore delivers a full suite of XDS and XDS-I functionality in compliance with the IHE IT Integration Profile. By delivering the XDS-I functionality, Evercore enables web-access to DICOM images through the WADO standard and also optimizes performance through streaming capability for storing and retrieving.

For a demonstration or more information on the benefits of Evercore utilizing MINT and XDS, visit TeraMedica’s Booth #3002 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South during RSNA 2011.

Evercore’s flexible and scalable architecture integrates and manages patient-centric clinical content in clinical and research settings across wide geographies. Evercore natively manages and distributes data beyond DICOM using global standards such as MPG, JPG, PDF and many types of critical clinical content such as treatment plans for cancer care or vital reports in unstructured data formats.

TeraMedica’s patented Smartstore™ module intelligently manages the total image lifecycle of DICOM and beyond. Smartstore provides a shared enterprise infrastructure for managing clinical content based on business policies, specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual hospitals and/or departments. TeraMedica’s vendor-independent platform connects multiple PACS to any storage system, thus ending cumbersome data migration.

 About TeraMedica® Inc.

TeraMedica is a healthcare informatics company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. TeraMedica’s software manages the storage and distribution of digital medical images as well as other clinical content across healthcare and hospital systems, gathering images from imaging devices or PACS, storing them, and distributing them to the point of patient care. TeraMedica’s technology gives physicians virtual access to image data. TeraMedica software uses an advanced enterprise-scale database and “intelligent”, or rules-based, business logic to deliver fast, efficient image management. For more information visit: www.teramedica.com.

November 28, 2011 I Written By

TeraMedica®, Inc. Signs Agreement with Stanford Hospital & Clinics for its Evercore® Clinical Enterprise Suite

Evercore Smartstore™ and Univision Zero-Download Viewer Achieve Visible Light Workflow and EMR Visualization

(MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – November 15th, 2011)

TeraMedica announced that following the signing of an agreement between the parties on September 30, 2011, Stanford Hospital & Clinics will be implementing TeraMedica’s Evercore® Enterprise Vendor Neutral Architecture (VNA) in early 2012. Specifically, Stanford Hospital & Clinics will be utilizing TeraMedica’s Evercore Smartstore™ and Univision modules.

“Evercore allows for unlimited image distribution and native viewing of visible light objects,” said Jim Prekop, TeraMedica’s President and CEO. “Our patented solution is able to address requirements by delivering storage and access of visible light data seamlessly across an open architecture.”

Added Prekop: “Our Evercore Clinical Enterprise Suite provides viewing and distribution of data through Epic, via the Evercore Univision module, anywhere the Epic Hyperspace is available to the user population. By implementing TeraMedica’s scalable Vendor Neutral Architecture, a hospital can further enhance its patient care and take great strides towards meaningful use.”

Prekop further commented: “TeraMedica developed an ActiveX Evercore to interface to EpicAPI for the storage of visible (non-DICOM) data (photos) into Evercore through Epic. The ActiveX Evercore interface allows medical assistants to retire their ‘sneaker net’ and upload photos immediately after acquisition from the exam room. Previously, the workflow required medical assistants to walk a camera to and from a file room for uploading. The files were then sent to a shared folder location on the network without patient or encounter context.”

Evercore integrates and manages patient-centric clinical content in the clinical and research settings across wide geographies, including standard DICOM objects. Evercore also possesses the ability to natively manage and distribute beyond DICOM using global standards such as MPG, JPG, PDF and many other critical clinical content such as treatment plans for cancer care or vital reports in non-standard formats.

TeraMedica’s patented Smartstore™ module intelligently manages the total image lifecycle of DICOM and beyond. The Univision™ module provides a multi-layer, zero-download image viewer, with seamless integration to any EMR/EHR/PHR/RHIO. TeraMedica’s vendor-independent platform connects multiple PACS to any storage system, thus ending cumbersome data migration.

About TeraMedica® Inc.

TeraMedica is a healthcare informatics company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. TeraMedica’s software manages the storage and distribution of digital medical images as well as other clinical content across healthcare and hospital systems, gathering images from imaging devices or PACS, storing them, and distributing them to the point of patient care. TeraMedica’s technology gives physicians virtual access to image data. TeraMedica software uses an advanced enterprise-scale database and “intelligent”, or rules-based, business logic to deliver fast, efficient image management. For more information visit: www.teramedica.com.

November 22, 2011 I Written By

GNAX Health Introduces Cloud-Based IT Infrastructure Services for Hospitals: Expands Data Storage, Reduces Costs

ATLANTA, GA, November 14, 2011—Global Net Access (GNAX) Health, a leading healthcare technology infrastructure and application delivery service provider, announces the general availability of their cloud-based archive, storage and back-up solution for healthcare. The announcement was made by Jeff Hinkle, CEO, GNAX Health.

The DOES™ Archive stands for Distributed Object-based Elastic Storage and is a hosted, data archive service that includes automated replication across two of GNAX’s data centers with one low monthly storage cost per gigabyte. The solution consists of three core capabilities, is fully HIPAA-compliant and shifts data storage from capital intensive systems that are managed locally to an affordable, pay-as-you-grow service.

“Hospital data centers are growing exponentially, but their budgets and staffs aren’t,” mentions Hinkle. In 2010, Data Center Knowledge reported that 63 percent of readers were in the midst of data center and storage expansion. Furthermore, 50 percent of healthcare IT departments have open positions and 50 percent of CIOs state their staff members are stressed (according to Kirby Partners, a healthcare IT recruiting firm).

The GNAX DOES solution solves healthcare’s storage, budget and staffing issues by off-loading on-site hardware and system management costs. GNAX Health can migrate data from proprietary systems, including those that are nearing end-of-service life, relieving hospitals of high professional services costs. “Many hospitals are faced with expensive proprietary on-site storage systems that are being discontinued. Technology has shifted and it’s a great time to reevaluate core data center needs and resource options,” Hinkle concludes.

According to GNAX customers, the ability to offload on-site storage systems to GNAX DOES is particularly valuable because it lowers costs and keeps internal staff focused on meeting IT-driven requirements for meaningful use and other core organizational goals.

GNAX DOES Archive eliminates the need for back-up tapes and gives hospitals flexibility to add new systems and store more data for compliance, including images produced by PACS. “Back-up information is much easier to store in the cloud,” mentions Hinkle. Changes in files and data are managed real-time with simple file transfer protocols and real-time monitoring capabilities. Finally, GNAX DOES includes diverse geographic redundancy by replicating data automatically between its Atlanta and Dallas data centers providing complete security and high availability for disaster recovery, application back-ups and hot site needs.

GNAX will be showcasing the GNAX DOES Archive solution at RSNA 2011 and discussing how it can help medical imaging departments lower costs and achieve greater interoperability. Visit GNAX Health at booth 7036.

About GNAX Health 

Global Net Access (GNAX) Health is a leading healthcare technology infrastructure and application delivery service provider offering hospitals, pharmacies, labs and many other healthcare organizations mission-critical archive, PACS VNA, backup and disaster recovery, datacenter colocation, managed application hosting, software as a service, as well as enterprise level VMware based cloud computing services. GNAX’s 70,000 square feet mission-critical data center in Atlanta is SSAE 16 Type II compliant with Tier-4 power and serves as its home base with an additional strategic facility located in Dallas, Texas. Learn more at www.gnaxhealth.com.

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