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BridgeHead Survey Highlights Vendor Neutrality as Key Medical Imaging …

Health IT leaders demonstrate an intention to address the problem of data ownership and control of clinical images from systems such as PACS ASHTEAD, UK AND WOBURN, MA - Tuesday 28th February - BridgeHead Software's second-annual healthcare data management survey confirms most hospitals want more control over the storage and management of their medical image data, seen as the top cause of healthcare data growth. BridgeHead Software, keen to continue its success from ... Read more


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American Fork, Utah, February 28, 2012 – Novarad continues its international installation momentum, securing three new contracts in the Philippines and another in Turkey. The contracts include: Calamba medical Center in Laguna, Philippines for NovaPACS Lipa Medix Medical Center in Lipa City, Philippines for NovaPACS Los Vanos Doctors Hospital in Los Banos, Philippines for NovaPACS Medical Park Izmir Hospital in Karsiyaka, Turkey for NovaPACS and NovaRIS "The combination of our deep bench of products that create a comprehensive radiology suite and a variety of PACS delivery options that has given us our foothold in the U.S. radiology market is also what is setting us apart globally,” said Steve Fowler Novarad product marketing director. “Additionally, because we are nimble, we are able to quickly respond to customer requests and are continuously adding new partners and product lines to our offerings. In fourth quarter 2011 alone, Novarad became the first company to integrate its PACS with DoseMonitor radiation dose monitoring software, creating NovaDose; partnered with Dell to offer Novarad Total Archive with Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive and launched three mobile viewers for iPad.” NovaPACS was selected by these facilities because the web-based PACS can be completely customized by the user and includes MPR, rapid reading and reporting features, voice recognition, templating, advanced tools and features, critical findings, quality control and overread and discrepancy reporting. NovaRIS, developed on the same platform as NovaPACS, generates reports, measures profitability and facilitates paperless management of patient records. About Novarad: With more than 800 installations worldwide, Novarad is the healthcare community's trusted provider of radiology technologies. Novarad's full diagnostic suite of PACS, RIS, cardiology, and mammography systems increase radiology efficiency and deliver unmatched value. Novarad products are consistently top rated, are easy to use, and come with lifetime upgrades and the best support in the business. Images and reports are available anytime, anywhere via the full diagnostic viewer, iPad or any mobile device. Media Contact: Stephanie Miller, Novarad Corporation PR, (801) 487-4800 ext. 141, ... Read more

RamSoft Opens Office in Malaysia to Support Sales and …

(February 27, 2012 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada) RamSoft, the leading provider of RIS, PACS and Teleradiology IT solutions, today announced the opening of its new division, Ram Software Health Systems Sdn. Bhd.,in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to better serve the needs of new and current customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Plans to develop operations in the Asia-Pacific region were the direct result of positive experiences with our distribution channel in that region. The new office will be RamSoft’s third office and will offer the full range of PowerServer and Gateway Products which have been adapted to accommodate regional languages. Current offices include Toronto, Ontario (Canada) and Rancho Cucamonga, California (USA). The new office will allow RamSoft to better aid sales, implementation and service throughout the region. “The opening of Ram Software Health Systems Sdn. Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is an important step towards realizing our expansion goals. The new office will be the first of many important changes for RamSoft in 2012. As more and more countries adapt to digital imaging infrastructures, RamSoft will be able to support their paperless workflow” says Vijay Ramanathan, President and CEO of RamSoft, Inc. Our PowerServer PACS, RIS/PACS and Teleradiology solutions are complete and customizable web-based workflow management programs for ambulatory and acute care facilities. They all modalities and provide the stability, performance, and security imaging facilities require. Our PowerServer Line comes standard with a volume-based license which allows for unlimited users and unlimited workstations and yields a satisfying return on investment with minimal upfront cost. Images can be stored on a single database and progressive study loading allows you to display images as they arrive so you don’t have to download the entire study in order to view the images. Our Gateway Router and Viewer products are ideally suited for facilities that need to transfer images to remote locations or who have in-office modalities. Contact Details Ram Software Health Systems Sdn. Bhd. 8th Floor, West Wing, Menara Rohas Perkasa, Jln P. Ramlee, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +60 (0)3 2719 5512 Fax: +60 (0)3 2719 5511 ABOUT US: RamSoft., a Canadian IT software and services company with over 16 years’ experience, is dedicated to developing and delivering cost effective RIS, PACS and Teleradiology solutions for its clients in the U.S. and around the world. The company’s goal is to enable imaging facilities, radiology centers, and ambulatory and acute-care practices to continue offering superior patient care while improving workflow efficiencies. RamSoft, Inc. offers a wide range of affordable and feature-rich solutions such as the PowerServer™ Series of PACS, RIS/PACS, Teleradiology, and patient information management systems. For more information, visit www.RamSoft.com. For more information, please contact: Amber Casarez Sales and Marketing Coordinator Email: ... Read more


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Major Image Management Vendor Expands National Sales Channel Efforts February 15, 2012—Ridgefield, CT—Mid-Atlantic Telerad has been appointed distributor in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware for CoActiv Medical’s family of PACS, RIS and cloud-based digital archiving products. The experienced, highly regarded distributor will also focus on CoActiv sales to US government agencies across the country. Mid-Atlantic Telerad was among the first distributors to focus on digital imaging and teleradiology technology and has been an acknowledged expert in the field since the company’s founding in 1993.  Also noted for its system integration expertise, Mid-Atlantic has been a reseller and integration resource to a large number of hospitals, clinics and physician practices in its geographic area for almost 20 years.  In addition, it has developed digital imaging systems for the government and military agencies at every level, including the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and FEMA. According to James Whittaker, President of Mid-Atlantic Telerad, “We were looking for a simple-to-use but comprehensive image management solution with advanced features.  CoActiv’s PACS, RIS and cloud-based archiving fit the bill.  We were extremely impressed with the EXAM-PACS solution’s simple user interface controlling a full range of advanced features.  The PACS can archive not only DICOM data, but also all imaging-related information in a variety of formats into a single patient file.  The system supports breast tomosynthesis, breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI), ultrasound streaming and other advanced functionalities.” Whittaker also adds that CoActiv’s cloud-based archiving is housed in mirrored Tier IV data centers featuring the highest level of HIPAA compliance and security. Its reasonable pricing and excellent value proposition add to the appeal. Frank Baker, CoActiv’s Vice President of Sales, comments, “Mid-Atlantic will be an extremely valuable new resource that will enable CoActiv to expand geographically and to enter the government contract market.  Our new distributor’s leadership in the digital imaging arena and its commitment to offering the highest level of technology offerings and service makes this an excellent, mutually beneficial relationship.” Noting that CoActiv has recently embarked on a major effort to open up new sales opportunities and to expand geographically through carefully selected distribution channels, Baker says that the company is committed to supporting resellers through aggressive advertising and sales support.  “We believe that distributor and dealer relationships should be mutually beneficial, in which each party is committed to enabling the other’s success,” he says. As part of its ongoing commitment to offering the latest technologies, CoActiv also recently debuted EXAM-BROWSER™, a zero-footprint web-based image viewer compatible with a full range of mobile devices.  It also recently announced compatibility with the Kindle Fire, enabling anywhere, anytime viewing of all 2D, MPR, and 3D exams on an important new pocket-sized tablet.  Additionally, through a new sales alliance with PenRad, CoActiv EXAM-PACS provides an optional advanced, integrated image and information management solution for mammography exams. “Mid-Atlantic is widely recognized for its expertise and excellent customer relationships, including its success with winning government contracts,” says Ed Heere, president and CEO of CoActiv.  “Our shared commitment to technological innovation makes us ideal business associates.  We look forward to a long and successful relationship with the company.” Whittaker notes, “With their leading edge design, CoActiv product offerings are a terrific complement to our portfolio.  We believe they will achieve enormous acceptance with our client base.” About CoActiv CoActiv Medical™ is a leading healthcare software and IT systems provider offering a full line of PACS, digital image and data storage services and related solutions for hospitals, imaging facilities and medical practices of all sizes.  CoActiv’s EXAM-PACS® family of web-based PACS solutions provide leading edge, affordable and scalable image management with sophisticated tools that cater to the needs of radiologists as well as a full range of other imaging specialists.  Available as both enterprise server-based and cloud-based solutions, EXAM-PACS is designed for easy integration into imaging facilities of any size. Comprised of modular software components, EXAM-PACS enables any site to customize a solution to meet their specific needs and budgets or to add advanced functionality to an existing PACS solution. EXAM-PACS includes EXAM-FILER® CD-burning solution; vendor-neutral, cloud-based HIPAA-compliant, offsite/online EXAM-VAULT® QUAD-REDUNDANT ARCHIVING®; patent-pending EXAM-SENDER® referring physician system; EXAM-3D® advanced, multi-modular 3D color reconstruction and visualization; EXAM-NET™ teleradiology suite and EXAM-BROWSER™, a revolutionary fully cloud-based, zero-footprint universal DICOM viewer that enables anywhere, anytime review of medical images on any PACS from any platform, including iPhone, iPad, and all Android and other tablets and smartphones.  EXAM-PACS includes such premium features as support for breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and storage of non-DICOM data such as prescriptions, reports and surgical plans in patient files.  Complementing this is CoActiv’s family of EXAM-RIS® solutions scaled for imaging facilities of every size site and budget.  Contact CoActiv at (877) 262-2848; ed.heere@coactiv.com; www.coactiv.com. About Mid-Atlantic Telerad Mid-Atlantic Telerad, headquartered in northern Virginia, is the leading provider of turnkey portable digital imaging products. Mid-Atlantic Telerad was founded as a distributor of teleradiology and PACS products and services. As a full service medical imaging company, Mid-Atlantic specializes in development, sales, installation and support of portable x-ray hardware and software products. The company provides digital radiological solutions to healthcare centers, hospitals, physician’s offices, military field hospitals, and humanitarian efforts around the world. Mid-Atlantic Telerad has been offering portable X-ray imaging solutions for many years, including contracts with the United States Marines, Navy, Army, and the Air Force. In addition to government efforts, James Whittaker, President of Mid-Atlantic, has been working with the hospital and healthcare industry since the 1980s providing premier-quality mobile digital x-ray equipment to the emergency medical services and humanitarian care-giving community worldwide. The company’s systems include CR and DR, X-Ray and digital dental units, as well as packaging and hardware required for transport and field use. The team at Mid-Atlantic Telerad is comprised of experienced developers, sales representatives, trainers, installers, and repair technicians, all of whom are at your service to deliver the best possible products and services to meet your specific needs. Media Contact: Jeanne-Marie Phillips CoActiv Medical Ridgefield, ... Read more

PARCA Announces New Certification Level…

Denton, Texas – PACS Administrators Registry and Certification Association (PARCA) announced today that it will introduce a new certification level in 2012 as part of a revitalization process for certification levels for professional PACS administrators. The new, and highest level of certification will be Certified Healthcare Enterprise Architect (CHEA), which will replace the Certified PACS System Manager (CPSM) examination. With the expansion of enterprise solutions and the integration of diagnostic imaging informatics into the core Enterprise Medical Record, the PARCA Board of Directors recognized a need to acknowledge the unique skill-set required to implement, manage, and maintain healthcare enterprise solutions. Details of the new certification are being ratified by the PARCA board, however, the initial definition will include five core competencies: EHR/PHR functionality. EHR architecture. Standards - DICOM, HL7, document standards (CCD, CCR), integration standards (IHE) and coding standards Implementation preparation. Implementation - Project management, staging, testing, and implementation phases. The new certification levels will be: i. Certified PACS Associate (CPAS), the basic level of certification which requires the completion of a Clinical and Technical component Advanced levels of certification: ii. Certified PACS Interface Analyst (CPIA) iii. Certified PACS System Analyst (CPSA) iv. Certified Healthcare Enterprise Architect (CHEA) The key dates for the release of the CHEA certification are: • March, 2012 o Requirements will be published • Summer 2012 o Certification will be available on-line About PARCA PARCA was formed in December 2004 by a group of PACS educators and users. In January 2009 PARCA was reconstituted as a multi-national non-profit accreditation organization with a Board of Directors representing Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United States. It was the first body to offer certification of imaging informatics professionals and continues to provide certification globally utilizing PARCA's on-line testing facilities. Since inception in 2005, PARCA has grown steadily with consistent growth over the last 2 years in most certification levels. A combined 1634 examinations have been passed by PARCA members with 772 certificates being awarded: PARCA Certification Certification Awarded CPAS (combined clinical and technical): 598 CPIA: 68 CPSA: 97 CPSM: 9 The certification offered by PARCA is completely web-based allowing for a global approach to certification. Learn how a PARCA certification can enhance your professional standing. Visit www.pacsadmin.org to learn more about PARCA and the requirements for each level of certification and examination details. PARCA's Executive Secretary can be contacted at tammy@pacsadmin.org. For additional details contact:Tammy Grazer, executive secretary Phone: 940-365-3083 Email: ... Read more


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Fully-integrated environment to drive productivity and better patient care for community hospital ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2012 – St. Mark’s Medical Center recently announced that McKesson’s market-leading Horizon Medical ImagingTM picture archiving communications system (PACS) will replace its aging legacy medical imaging solution. In addition to streamlining workflow, the community hospital in LaGrange, Texas, expects to increase inter-departmental collaboration and enhance radiologists’ productivity while reducing overall departmental costs. Horizon Medical Imaging creates a fully-integrated environment to help providers analyze and archive medical images and diagnostic reports, making them available across the enterprise. Hospital executives look forward to optimizing efficiency and reducing regulatory risk by using Horizon Medical Imaging with McKesson’s Paragon® hospital information system. “Like most small facilities, we were concerned about functionality and affordability when choosing a PACS solution,” said Nathan Staggs, president and CEO, St. Mark’s Medical Center. “Our physicians and staff were impressed with McKesson’s solution. The system works well within our healthcare IT infrastructure and will help us meet our clinical workflow needs and reduce per-patient costs.” The hospital also selected McKesson’s Horizon Medical Imaging Mammography PlusTM to handle reading and diagnosis of digital mammography images. With patients’ current and historical images as well as radiologists’ reports embedded within the medical record, St. Mark’s physicians will have a more complete medical history of each patient. “Healthcare providers across the country are continually faced with regulatory changes and new technology. The need for a robust, cost-effective PACS solution to integrate patient images and reports has never been greater,” said Kevan Torgerson, president, Enterprise Medical Imaging, McKesson Provider Technologies. “Regardless of a facility’s size, we offer imaging technologies that enable the sharing of critical patient data. Our goal has always been to help our customers accelerate clinical diagnoses and provide better care for their patients.” About St. Mark’s Medical Center St. Mark’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit community hospital in LaGrange, Texas. It serves the needs of patients in the central Texas communities of Fayette and Lee Counties. St. Mark’s Medical Center provides an array of comprehensive healthcare services that range widely from surgical services, a birthing center and specialist care to cardiac rehabilitation, emergency medicine and general acute care services. St. Mark’s also offers state of the art imaging and certified laboratory services. About McKesson McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com. Media Contact: Yancey ... Read more

Novarad Wraps 2011 With Installations of its Radiology …

American Fork, Utah, Jan. 26, 2012 – Novarad continued global growth during 2011 completing 127 installations for new contracts. Of these installations, 15 percent were new international contracts. Installations included:  NovaPACS, 84 installations of the company’s web-based PACS can be completely customized by the user and includes MPR / 3D, integrated dose monitoring (NovaDose), rapid reading / reporting features, voice recognition, templating, advanced tools and features, critical findings, quality control and overread and discrepancy reporting.  NovaRIS, 20 installations for this companion solution. Developed on the same platform as NovaPACS, that generates reports, measures profitability and facilitates paperless management of patient records.  NovaMG, 19 installations of the FDA 510(k) cleared and IHE compliant digital breast imaging viewer that supports multi-modality viewing, iCad and R2 structured reports.  NovaCardio, 4 installations finished for the Integrated Cardiology PACS/CVIS information management system. In addition to extending its installations, the company marked several firsts including the first company to integrate its PACS with DoseMonitor radiation dose monitoring software, creating NovaDose; partnering with Dell to offer Novarad Total Archive with Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive and launching three mobile viewers for iPad. “Our network of in-house sales, distributors, certified resellers and group purchasing organizations help us to continue to deliver the reach of a large company with the personalized service that we are known for,” said Paul Shumway, vice president at Novarad. “We are also focused on innovating new products and leveraging technology partnerships to meet the evolving needs of the industry to categorically provide customers with RIS/PACS solutions for life.” About Novarad Headquartered in American Fork, Utah, Novarad Corp. was founded in 1990 by a radiologist focused on providing superior methodology for remote viewing. Novarad has led the industry in the use of off-site archiving systems, IHE based RIS and off-the-shelf hardware applications. Currently serving more than 800 healthcare facilities around the globe, Novarad continues to be a leader in providing innovative, cost-effective imaging solutions. For more information about Novarad, visit www.novarad.net. Press Contacts: Steve Fowler, Novarad Corporation, steve.fowler@novarad.net, 877-668-2723 Stephanie Miller, Novarad public relations, smiller@ppbh.com, 801-487-4800 ... Read more

medQ Announces Partnership with Hosted PACS Solutions…

medQ, Inc, a leading provider of information technology and service solutions in radiology is pleased to announce our new partnership with Hosted PACS Solutions, Inc. to market jointly our cloud based RIS/PACS. This solution will be a fully ... Read more

Sectra to Implement its RIS/PACS at Nashville General …

Sectra, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions, announced that it has signed a contract with Nashville General Hospital at Meharry. Accordingly, Sectra will implement a number of its solutions, such as its RIS/PACS, and other systems at the hospital. These solutions will help in improving the level of services provided at the facility. Jason Vaughn, Imaging Systems Administrator/Analyst, said "We selected Sectra, because of how well its RIS/PACS solutions automate workflow and guide users through the process from start to finish," adding "This end-to-end workflow management combined with an intuitive interface and flexible tools will help us speed our report turnaround, increase efficiencies and eliminate workarounds we currently have in place," Thanks to its embedded speech recognition, Sectra’s RIS/PACS permits the hospital’s staff and remote referring physicians faster and easier access to the reports and images. Cathy Poole, the hospital’s director of marketing and public relations, said "Our goal in deploying a new radiology IT solution is to improve the level of service our multi-modality radiology department provides to referring ... Read more

Novarad Nets Seven International Contracts for NovaPro …

American Fork, Utah, January 9, 2012 – Novarad’s NovaPro PACS and RIS built specifically for radiologist groups that read for multiple hospitals, clinics and imaging centers, has been selected by seven facilities:  Divine Grace Hospital in Cavite City, Philippines  Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. This contract was facilitated by Novarad distributor Novarad South  Laboratorios TJ Oriard S.A. de C.V. in Naucalpan, Mexico  Samsun Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi in Samsun, Turkey  San Pableo Community Hospital in San Pable City, Philippines  Singleton Associates in The Woodlands, Texas. This contract was facilitated by Novarad distributor Novarad South  Universal Imaging Services in Kearney, Neb. This contract was facilitated by Novarad distributor Brown’s Medical Imaging NovaPro, available both as an installed system or Software as a Solution (SaaS), facilitates the receipt of DICOM images from unlimited, unaffiliated image producing practices and ensures images and information remains separate. Image retrieval is provided without the necessity to store or maintain the image files. Received images are scrubbed from the archive when the storage limit, pre-determined by the interpreting physician, is reached. However, if the storage and archiving of images and reports is required, the system is configurable to be a complete PACS. About Novarad Headquartered in American Fork, Utah, Novarad Corp. was founded in 1990 by a radiologist focused on providing superior methodology for remote viewing. Novarad has led the industry in the use of off-site archiving systems, IHE based RIS and off-the-shelf hardware applications. Currently serving more than 800 healthcare facilities around the globe, Novarad continues to be a leader in providing innovative, cost-effective imaging solutions. For more information about Novarad, visit www.novarad.net. Press Contacts: Steve Fowler, Novarad Corporation, steve.fowler@novarad.net , 877-668-2723 Stephanie Miller, Novarad public relations, smiller@ppbh.com, 801-487-4800 ... Read more

US Government Awards McKesson its DIN PACS III Contract…

The U.S. government has awarded McKesson Provider Technologies its DIN PACS III (Digital Imaging Network / Picture Archiving and Communications System) contract, allowing the company to sell PACS and related sub-systems to all branches of the U.S. armed forces and civilian defense department agency facilities. The deal is valued at a potential $30 million through the contract term, which initially runs for two years with an additional two years of options. “A mission-critical environment requires more than just industry-leading solutions to help meet the demands of healthcare delivery,” said Joe Biegel, vice president of product management and marketing, Enterprise Medical Imaging, McKesson Provider Technologies. “It also requires an innovative approach to service and support. We are honored to have the opportunity to use McKesson’s broad range of capabilities to service our armed forces.” This agreement follows a string of military contracts which McKesson has secured during the last year. Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, Calif. and Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nev. were the first of five bases to replace their hospital’s PACS systems with McKesson’s solution. Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C., Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, N.M., and McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. are currently deploying McKesson’s PACS and expect to go-live by February 2012. “The U.S. Air Force has some of the most rigorous security and technology requirements in the armed forces,” said Thomas Lewis, director, U.S. Air Force PACS Office. “McKesson has proven that its approach to PACS design, implementation and support is well-suited to meet our unique needs for security clearance and efficient care delivery.” Media contact: Yancey Casey McKesson Provider Technologies (404) ... Read more

Antillean Adventist Hospital in Curacao Chooses …

December 1, 2011—Chicago—The Antillean Adventist Hospital in Curacao, Netherland Antilles, part of the Adventist Health Network, has selected CoActiv EXAM-PACS® for the management, communication and archiving of its multi-modality digital images. Following recent disastrous flooding that destroyed its original PACS, the busy hospital needed an advanced, cost-effective digital solution to quickly provide reliable access to its imaging exams. It selected CoActiv EXAM-PACS after a comprehensive search of a broad range of vendors. According to Cirino de Lima, IT coordinator for the imaging site, the hospital’s entire radiology department had received extensive damage due to a heavy storm and a broken levee. A key goal of the project was to maximize the number of images recovered from the water soaked servers while quickly installing a new PACS with a full range of features and functionalities that would cater to both the site’s specific needs and very limited budget. To speed the process and minimize expenses, CoActiv was able to set up all key elements of the PACS solution in the U.S., ship it to this island off the coast of Venezuela, and then send a CoActiv PACS engineer to handle onsite installation, integration and training. “We worked closely with Antillean Adventist Hospital to create a PACS solution that met their needs and to have it up and running quickly and efficiently, with easy start-up and training for the hospital staff,” says Ed Heere, CEO and president of CoActiv. “Shortly after installation of the PACS, the imaging department was up and running faster and better than it had been before. The site was so pleased with CoActiv EXAM-PACS’s performance they plan to install our fully integrated EXAM-RIS® soon.” The complete digital imaging solution included both a full EXAM-PACS and a redundant onsite archive. Mirrored storage devices were placed in separate buildings in locations protected from future water damage, and the system was up and running within days. About CoActiv CoActiv Medical™ is a leading healthcare software and IT systems provider offering a full line of PACS, digital image and data storage services and related solutions for hospitals, imaging facilities and medical practices of all sizes. CoActiv’s EXAM-PACS® family of web-based PACS solutions provide leading edge, affordable and scalable image management with sophisticated tools that cater to the needs of radiologists as well as a full range of other imaging specialists. Available as both enterprise server-based and cloud-based solutions, EXAM-PACS is designed for easy integration into imaging facilities of any size. Comprised of modular software components, EXAM-PACS enables any site to customize a solution to meet their specific needs and budgets or to add advanced functionality to an existing PACS solution. EXAM-PACS includes EXAM-FILER® CD-burning solution; vendor-neutral, cloud-based HIPAA-compliant, offsite/online EXAM-VAULT® QUAD-REDUNDANT ARCHIVING®; patent-pending EXAM-SENDER® referring physician system; EXAM-3D® advanced, multi-modular 3D color reconstruction and visualization; EXAM-NET™ teleradiology suite and EXAM-BROWSER™, a revolutionary fully cloud-based, zero-footprint universal DICOM viewer that enables anywhere, anytime review of medical images on any PACS from any platform, including iPhone, iPad, and all Android and other tablets and smartphones. EXAM-PACS includes such premium features as support for breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and storage of non-DICOM data such as prescriptions, reports and surgical plans in patient files. Complementing this is CoActiv’s family of EXAM-RIS® solutions scaled for imaging facilities of every size site and budget. Contact CoActiv at (877) 262-2848; ed.heere@coactiv.com; ... Read more

Miners Colfax Medical Center Selects CoActiv Medical …

Implements Advanced New Solutions for Less Cost Than Previous PACS Annual Maintenance Contract November 30, 2011—Chicago—Miners Colfax Medical Center in Raton, NM has selected CoActiv’s advanced EXAM-PACS® and EXAM-VAULT® Quad Redundant Cloud-Based Archiving to manage its multi-modality medical images, which are read 24/7 by an offsite teleradiology partner. The hospital was seeking to either upgrade or replace its existing solution from a major national vendor because the PACS had rapidly become outmoded and expensive to maintain in the four years since it had been installed. “We selected CoActiv because the company’s offerings had all of today’s advanced features at a purchase price less than what we paid for the maintenance contract on the existing PACS,” said Brian Moffett, CRTR, radiology manager for Miners Colfax.  “When we saw the CoActiv PACS in action, we were extremely impressed with its performance.” Although a small community hospital, Miner Colfax maintains a strong commitment to patient care, realized in part by leveraging advanced technology to provide state-of-the-art medical services. Its busy radiology department offers CR, MRI, CT, ultrasound and fluoroscopy exams and sends all exams digitally for reading by its contracted offsite radiology partner.  Therefore, the PACS provides a vital lifeline to the quality and timeliness of its diagnostic imaging services. According to Moffett, the radiology team felt that the slow speed of its prior PACS and lack of advanced features was hampering workflow and exam quality. However, an upgrade to the newest version of its then current vendor’s PACS required an upgrade of all of the PCs supporting it.  “This would have been a significant expense beyond the software application itself and would have been difficult if not impossible for our small hospital to fund,” he said.  Convinced that Miners Colfax would find a better solution with a new vendor, he began the search process at RSNA in 2010. After identifying appropriate vendors, the search team invited a number to present their products onsite and carefully evaluated all references provided. CoActiv’s EXAM-PACS stood out because it had received the highest KLAS rating of all vendors under consideration. Its technology was the most robust and easy-to-use and did not involve any proprietary hardware. Moreover, CoActiv’s cloud-based archiving component included built-in redundancy as part of the basic package, making a separate back up service unnecessary. “The EXAM-VAULT storage system was another significant benefit for us,” says Moffett. “It gave us excellent disaster protection at a lower price than other competing cloud solutions, while also guaranteeing business continuity. It was just a far superior solution all around. And CoActiv was clearly the most responsive of all vendors considered in the search process.” Once CoActiv was selected, according to Moffett, the installation process proceeded problem-free. CoActiv pre-installed its PACS software on the off-the-shelf PCs and shipped them onsite. Then, the CoActiv support team traveled to the hospital, plugged in the system, and it was up and running.  “The process was so simple, we almost could have done it ourselves,” says Moffett, who notes that the hospital did not experience a second of down time during the transition. Thus far, with the CoActiv PACS, workflow and exam turnaround have been significantly faster than with our previous PACS, boosting patient care.  Moffett notes that the new PACS has an extremely user- friendly interface and boasts a host of additional convenience features such as advanced worklist automation. “Everyone is extremely pleased with the new technology—radiology staff, ER doctors and other in-house users,” he says, “The system has met with extremely enthusiastic response from all involved. CoActiv staff is only a phone call away if we have a question.  We know we made the right decision with CoActiv.” About CoActiv CoActiv Medical™ is a leading healthcare software and IT systems provider offering a full line of PACS, digital image and data storage services and related solutions for hospitals, imaging facilities and  medical practices of all sizes. CoActiv’s EXAM-PACS® family of web-based PACS solutions provide leading edge, affordable and scalable image management with sophisticated tools that cater to the needs of radiologists as well as a full range of other imaging specialists.  Available as both enterprise server-based and cloud-based solutions, EXAM-PACS is designed for easy integration into imaging facilities of any size. Comprised of modular software components, EXAM-PACS enables any site to customize a solution to meet their specific needs and budgets or to add advanced functionality to an existing PACS solution. EXAM-PACS includes EXAM-FILER® CD-burning solution; vendor-neutral, HIPAA- compliant, offsite/online EXAM-VAULT® QUAD-REDUNDANT ARCHIVING®; patent-pending EXAM-SENDER® referring physician system; EXAM-3D® advanced, multi-modular 3D color reconstruction and visualization; EXAM-NET™ teleradiology suite and EXAM-BROWSER™, a revolutionary fully cloud-based, zero-footprint universal DICOM viewer that enables anywhere, anytime review of medical images on any PACS from any platform, including iPhone, iPad, and all Android and other tablets and smartphones.  EXAM-PACS includes such premium features as support for breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and storage of non-DICOM data such as prescriptions, reports and surgical plans in patient files.  Complementing this is CoActiv’s family of EXAM-RIS® solutions scaled for imaging facilities of every size site and budget.  Contact CoActiv at (877) 262-2848; ed.heere@coactiv.com; www.coactiv.com. Media contacts: Jeanne-Marie Phillips CoActiv Medical Ridgefield, ... Read more

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