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LEICA BIOSYSTEMS AND DELL ENABLE ACCESS TO PATHOLOGY IMAGES BETWEEN CHINA AND THE U.S

Vista, CA (March 6, 2013) Leica Biosystems, which through its acquisition of Aperio became the leading provider of digital pathology systems, announced today that Chinese physicians have access to U.S. healthcare organizations for real-time, expert review of pathology cases through the first scalable, secure medical cloud network through its strategic collaboration with Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences.

The U.S. institutions providing pathology services include: The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dianon/Lab Corp. and ProPath. According to Krista Crews, executive director of ProPath, “Through the use of amazingly innovative technologies, pathology services can be provided efficiently and rapidly to support the needs in China.”

“We are pleased to now have access to additional pathology resources,” said Hongbo Li, M.D., a GI pathologist and co-founder of Sinopath Diagnostics. Located in the Beijing International Medical Center, Sinopath Diagnostics provides services for routine anatomic pathology diagnoses, pathology consultation, tele-IHC, companion diagnostics and genetic testing. “By improving communication among our colleagues, we can enhance the quality of care we provide for our patients,” said Li.

“Demand for pathology services in China is growing rapidly and we need easier access to experts both inside and outside of China to keep up with the demand,” said Shiang Huang, M.D., founder and CEO of Kindstar Globalgene Technology. Kindstar provides laboratory services to over 3,300 Chinese hospitals for advanced diagnostics in oncology and other medical specialties.

“Connecting China and the U.S. through our collaboration with Dell begins to meet our goal to address the regional and global imbalances of pathology expertise available for patient care by enabling access to pathologists, regardless of location,” said Matthias Weber, M.D., president of Leica Biosystems.

The cloud-based solution, powered by Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive, is a global, secure and scalable IT platform. This provides the foundation of best practices to optimize access to large pathology images so physicians can quickly and easily review and collaborate to expedite patient results and treatment decisions.

“Dell is excited to work with Leica Biosystems on this initiative and to facilitate the sharing of whole slide pathology images via the cloud,” said August Calhoun, Ph.D., vice president and general manager of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences. “This is a prime example of how a hybrid cloud solution with application-neutral data management capabilities can break down traditional information silos and allow healthcare organizations to securely manage, store and share data to advance patient care even across great distances.”

About Leica Biosystems

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in laboratory workflow solutions for anatomic pathology, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. Leica Biosystems provides a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Recognizing there is a shortage of Pathology expertise worldwide, as well as increasing sub specialization, Leica Biosystems expanded its capability in pathology imaging with Aperio ePathology Solutions enabling greater access for Pathologists through market leading whole slide scanners, NETWORK solutions that enables remote, real-time viewing and easy distribution of images for collaboration, and PRECISION solutions that provide pathologists with easy-to-use quantitative image analysis to improve clinical and research productivity, reproducibility, and consistency. Leica Biosystems is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. Further information can be found at www.leicabiosystems.com.

 

March 6, 2013 I Written By

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Dell Clinical Service Desk Provides Expertise and Support to Advance EMR Adoption

-Dell Services’ clinical experts provide 24/7/365 support for clinicians and physicians working with leading EMR systems

-The Mount Sinai Hospital sees benefits for EMR implementation

PLANO, Texas, April 9, 2012 — Implementing an electronic medical records (EMR) system is a challenge for any healthcare organization, but Dell is easing the transition with the Dell Clinical Service Desk – a 24/7/365 single point of contact staffed by clinical experts with direct experience designing, implementing, supporting and using industry-leading EMR systems.

The Mount Sinai Hospital, which has been working with Epic and Dell to phase in a comprehensive EMR system within the hospital as well as an electronic practice management (EPM) system for affiliated physicians, has been using Dell’s Clinical Service Desk to support the implementation.

While Dell offers Technical Service Desk solutions for all of its healthcare customers, the Clinical Service Desk is relatively new. The approach leverages Dell’s technical and clinical expertise to fill a gap where traditional support services leave off.

Organizations are making significant investments to implement EMR solutions to meet regulatory requirements and because of the potential benefits for patients and caregivers. And clinician adoption of EMR technology is critical to realizing the full return on investment. A robust and professionally staffed Clinical Service Desk can improve physician and clinician satisfaction, enhance efficiency and facilitate EMR adoption by providing knowledgeable peers to whom clinicians can turn when clinical support or technical advice is needed.

Last year, Dell was the first company to be named by Epic as a “Community Connect Certified” consulting services firm for EMR/EPM services. The certification was based on a variety of factors, including feedback from customers and Dell’s healthcare industry capabilities.

From turnkey EMR solutions to specific customized services, Dell provides hospitals and physician practices a variety of options to address their individualized needs. By offering industry-leading practice management and EMR software, infrastructure solutions (including secure cloud offerings), and a complete service portfolio including program planning, clinical workflow optimization and clinical support, Dell facilitates successful EMR implementations. As of December 2010, 71 percent of the Stage 7 HIMSS EMR Adoption Model hospitals were Dell customers.

Dell’s Clinical Service Desk offering is complemented by the Command Center Live Support Service, Affiliated Practice Support Service, Technical Service Desk and Dell ProSupport™ for hardware.

Key features of Dell’s Clinical Service Desk include:

  • A knowledgeable clinical support team with extensive expertise in the industry’s leading HIS/EMR systems
  • A single point of contact for hospital-based, ambulatory, and affiliated physicians and clinicians
  • Seamless integration with the workflows within a hospital or physician environment
  • Scalable, multi-level services
  • 24/7/365 global*, multi-lingual support available

To learn more, visit www.dell.com/emr.

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“For Mount Sinai, the transition to EMR represents the single largest capital investment we have made, with the exception of buildings we have constructed,” said Kristin Myers, vice president of IT and leader of the EMR implementation project at The Mount Sinai Hospital. “Dell’s Clinical Service Desk team has hands-on knowledge and in-depth experience with Epic software, and the team provides our physicians and staff with the immediate support, coaching and guidance they need to optimize use of the system.”

“Unlike a traditional help desk, our service matches users with clinical resources who understand how the tool is being used in the hospital or practice setting,” said August Calhoun, Ph.D., vice president of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences Services. “Our experienced staff provides peer-to-peer clinical and technical support so that doctors and other caregivers can focus on what they do best: delivering the highest quality of care for their patients.”

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell Services develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of IT and application services, business process solutions and consulting services designed to help customers succeed. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

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