At HIMSS, eMix Executive to Discuss Cloud-Based Medical Data Exchange

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eMix to Exhibit Major New Features, DR Systems to Exhibit Meaningful Use Service, and Enterprise Imaging Solutions

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Florent Saint-Clair, General Manager of eMix, will lead an On-Demand Education Session of Virtual HIMSS12 titled “Cloud-Based Medical Data Exchange: What We’ve Learned So Far.” EMRconnect™ will also be one of the new elements featured in the eMix booth, along with a unique, new cloud-based EHR for radiologists, and enterprise imaging information technology from DR Systems.

In his session, Saint-Clair will discuss the various ways cloud-based medical data exchange services can be used. He will also illustrate how the services can improve patient care, especially when compared to the ways that medical data is typically shared – for example, via CDs or virtual private networks (VPNs). Finally, he will describe transitional issues in using such services involving workflow and protocols for handling images.

Saint-Clair's session will be held Monday, February 20, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. It will also be available after that time on an on-demand basis.

Virtual HIMSS12 is offered by HIMSS in conjunction with the actual HIMSS 2012 conference, as a way for people who cannot attend the conference to participate online in conference-related activities. HIMSS 2012 will be held Feb. 20-24 with eMix’s Booth #1070 located at The Venetian – Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

eMix’s booth at HIMSS 2012 will feature:

■ Two new features of eMix, the widely used cloud-based medical data exchange for sharing medical imaging studies and reports;

■ e|HR Meaningful Use for Medical Imaging, DR Systems’ cloud-based meaningful use (MU) solution for medical imaging professionals;

■ Unity™ v|Series Enterprise Imaging Solution, highlighting the latest version of DR Systems' highly rated radiology information system (RIS).

eMix enables secure sharing of images and reports among disparate institutions and physicians via the Internet. The two new features that will be exhibited at HIMSS are:

■ Zero-Footprint eMix Viewer, which enables the receiver of an eMix package to clinically review the images on a web-connected computer or mobile device utilizing only an industry-standard browser.

eMix EMRconnect™, which enables a reading facility to set up its referring physicians to receive reports automatically into their EMR inbox.

More than 400 diverse facilities have now adopted eMix, including large urban urgent-care medical centers, rural hospitals, teaching hospitals, community hospitals, radiology practices, and imaging centers.

e|HR Meaningful Use for Medical Imaging is a vendor-neutral, cloud-based, complete ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR). Radiologists and radiology practices that implement the system to comply with meaningful use requirements can receive federal bonus payments.

An estimated 90% of radiologists are eligible for radiology incentive payments from the CMS, according to the American College of Radiology. Radiologists will have to qualify before October 3, 2012 to earn the full $44,000. Non-compliance with meaningful use requirements will subject radiologists and other medical imaging professionals to future reduced reimbursement fees.

e|HR Meaningful Use for Medical Imaging is entering beta testing. It will be generally available to the medical imaging marketplace in the second quarter of 2012.

Benefits of e|HR Meaningful Use for Medical Imaging include:

■ No hardware purchase or resident software.

■ Vendor-neutral, meaning it can be used as a plug-in or standalone.

■ Data aggregation at multiple locations.

■ Customized for radiology workflow.

The new Unity™ v|Series RIS being highlighted at the eMix booth is part of the virtualization-capable DR Systems Enterprise Imaging platform. The v|Series RIS has been designed as a unified, cost-effective way to replace a legacy RIS, without incurring new costs for workstation hardware. It is an integrated system rather than a collection of different systems from disparate vendors. The Unity™ v|Series RIS is both desktop and server virtualization-capable, and can be accessed from pre-existing PACS or other workstations including mobile and non-mobile computing devices.

The Unity v|Series RIS can be used with any third-party PACS, and employs industry-standard methods for single sign-on and exam synchronization. A multi-site practice can employ a single unified DR Systems Unity v|Series RIS worklist to launch and drive one or more PACS, or can launch the DR Systems Unity v|Series RIS/Reporting system from a third-party PACS.

About eMix

Electronic Medical Information Exchange (eMix) is a business venture incubated by DR Systems. Its cloud-based technology was developed for sharing medical imaging studies and reports between disparate healthcare facilities and physicians with the speed and simplicity of email.

For more information, visit www.eMix.com or call 877-EMIX-MED (877-364-9633).

About DR Systems, Inc.

DR Systems is the leading independent provider of enterprise imaging and information management systems for integrated healthcare networks, hospitals, and diagnostic imaging centers. Over two decades, the company has helped more than 600 hospitals and imaging centers lower their cost of operation by improving management of patient information, eliminating ancillary IT systems and interfaces, and increasing workflow speed, while also providing better clinical quality and patient care.

For more information, call 800-794-5955 or visit www.drsys.com.

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