New cloud computing service shares medical images and reports
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Behind the launch of eMix™, a new cloud computing service for sharing medical imaging studies and reports, is an alliance between a leading PACS company and the world’s leading information infrastructure company.
In creating eMix (“electronic medical imaging exchange”), RIS/PACS maker DR Systems selected an infrastructure solution from EMC. The choice was based on EMC’s ability to quickly deliver a virtual computing environment.
The result: Through pervasive data center virtualization built upon cloud-based architecture, eMix accelerated the reliable delivery of its medical exam-sharing service. eMix also achieved greater infrastructure flexibility and lowered its IT, energy and real estate costs.
eMix, a new business venture incubated by DR Systems, enables rapid, secure sharing of images and reports between disparate institutions and physicians via the Internet. It can also facilitate associating patient images to electronic medical records (EMRs) and patients’ personal health records (PHRs). This interoperable technology eliminates the need for the provider facility to burn CDs, print films, and fax reports.
EMC and eMix have a shared vision for cloud computing as the future of healthcare enterprise IT infrastructure. Cloud computing is a virtual IT infrastructure that combines the controls and security of today’s data center with the agility and security required for eMix’s exam-sharing innovation, at substantially lower costs.
For example, Image Movement of Montana (IMOM), a grassroots organization composed of 30 Montana healthcare facilities, has five of its facilities utilizing eMix after a successful beta test of the groundbreaking new technology. The IMOM facilities -- including Great Falls Clinic (Great Falls, Mont.), Kalispell Regional Medical Center (Kalispell, Mont.) and St. Luke Community Healthcare (Ronan, Mont.) -- were the first medical institutions in the nation to securely share patient data via eMix.
“EMC technology and solutions for cloud-based storage infrastructure is a proven technology that is utilized within my facility’s PACS and enterprise hospital information system,” said Bill O’Leary, an IMOM co-founder and Regional Outreach/PACS Administrator at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. “It was a natural progression for our institution to choose eMix and its utilization of one of the leaders in cloud-based infrastructure computing.”
eMix is a new 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).
eMix will follow up the B-to-B (business-to-business) capability with the launch of a patient portal for B-to-C (business-to-consumer) data exchanges later in 2010, 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 17 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.dominator.com or call 800-794-5955.
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