Leading Cloud-Based Medical Service Growth Quickly Accelerates
The 250th customer is Oregon State University Student Health Services, Corvallis, Ore.
The announcement comes less then five months after eMix announced its 150th customer in March 2011. The service debuted in early 2010, when members of Image Movement of Montana (IMOM), a grassroots organization composed of Montana healthcare facilities, became the first institutions to go live with the service.
Since then, eMix has been adopted by facilities as diverse as large urban urgent-care medical centers, rural hospitals, teaching hospitals, community hospitals, radiology practices, and imaging centers.
“Having such a diversity of healthcare facilities that entrust their medical information sharing to eMix validates the ease of use, quick implementation, and multi-dimensional security measures we've built into the service,” said Florent Saint-Clair, eMix general manager.
eMix, which stands for Electronic Medical Information Exchange, enables secure sharing of images and reports among disparate institutions and physicians via the Internet. As a vendor-neutral, cloud-based technology, eMix makes possible the near-instantaneous transfer of imaging and other medical data, even between information technology systems that don't normally “talk to each other.”
eMix provides eight layers of security to protect healthcare institutions' patient data. The eMix security architecture enables institutions to comply with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as enforce strict security policies of their own.
Using eMix is as simple as using email. The technology eliminates the need for provider facilities to burn CDs, print films, or fax reports. Because eMix is a hosted service, hospitals and other healthcare providers do not need to purchase or maintain any additional hardware or software, or to maintain virtual private networks.
Cloud computing is a virtual IT infrastructure that combines the controls and security of today’s data center with the agility required for eMix’s innovative approach to exam-sharing, while substantially reducing costs.
New features recently added to eMix include:
- Automated report delivery to EMR inbox – eMix EMRconnect™ enables a reading facility to set up its referring physicians to receive reports automatically into their EMR inbox.
- Auto-Upload and Auto-Address – Enables users to upload an exam and address it to the recipient with one click.
eMix is a business venture incubated by DR Systems, one of the most respected names in healthcare information systems. Electronic Medical Information Exchange (eMix) is cloud-based technology developed for sharing medical imaging studies and reports between disparate healthcare facilities and physicians with the speed and simplicity of email. eMix will also facilitate the inclusion of patient images into electronic medical records (EMRs) and patients’ personal healthcare records (PHRs).
The business-to-business capability of eMix will be followed with the launch of a patient portal for business-to-consumer data exchanges, as well as a long-term storage feature with highly flexible user-driven storage rules and options. For more information, visit www.eMix.com or call 877-EMIX-MED (877-364-9633).
About DR Systems, Inc.
DR Systems, Inc. is the leading independent provider of enterprise imaging and information management systems for hospitals, integrated healthcare networks, and diagnostic imaging centers. For more than 18 years, the company has helped over 600 hospitals and imaging center sites lower their cost of operation by improving management of patient information, eliminating film costs, and increasing workflow speed, while providing better clinical quality and patient care. For more information, visit www.drsys.com or call 800-794-5955.
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