SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Visage Imaging, Inc. ("Visage"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has announced today that it has signed a 7-year contract with Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive. Visage 7 Open Archive is a core module of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, closely coupling the open storage of medical images and multimedia to Visage 7 providing unmatched performance and interoperability.
The contract will see Visage 7 Open Archive implemented across the Mercy health system, which is the fifth largest Catholic health system in the U.S., spanning 4 states. Project scope includes the migration of over 25M diagnostic imaging exams, encompassing 800TB, from the current Mercy archive to Visage 7 Open Archive, making it one of the largest medical imaging archives in North America. The project began in late June 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of FY2019.
"This is an industry defining deal for us," said Dr. Sam Hupert, CEO of Visage Imaging. "We introduced our archive to the North American market because we saw the need for a scalable, interoperable, high performance archive which we felt was not being adequately addressed by others. This deal validates our strategy."
"Last year, we implemented Visage 7 across Mercy, eliminating 9 separate legacy PACS," said Gil Hoffman, CIO, Mercy Technology Services. "Now, by extending our use of Visage, we can provide high availability of our imaging system for always-on patient care, and maximize strategic capabilities in a single platform."
Dr. Hupert added, "With Mercy, Visage set a new standard for an implementation of their size. This deal builds on that foundation. Our goal is to be the single enterprise imaging platform for all medical images and multimedia within the healthcare enterprise and this is a very significant step in that direction, one which we will continue to build on."
About Visage Imaging, Inc.
Visage Imaging is a global provider of enterprise imaging and advanced visualization solutions for diagnostic imaging. The Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform delivers amazingly fast server-side rendered images streamed via an intelligent thin-client viewer with unmatched interoperability. Radiologists and referring physicians have a customized, protocol-driven workflow to natively view multi-dimensional imagery and multimedia using a One Viewer® philosophy, scaled to support the world's most sophisticated healthcare organizations. Powerful solutions include enterprise interpretation and viewing; archiving; artificial intelligence; image enablement of EHRs; RIS/PACS, as well as anywhere mobile diagnostic access. http://www.visageimaging.com/
About Pro Medicus Limited
Pro Medicus Limited [ASX: PME] is Australia's leading imaging IT provider. Founded in 1983, the company provides a full range of integrated software products and services to hospital, imaging centers and health care groups worldwide. www.promed.com.au
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2018, 2017 and 2016 by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care and specialty (heart, children's, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 800 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 44,000 co-workers and 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, supply chain organization, ROi, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients in more than 20 states coast to coast.
About Mercy Technology Services
Mercy Technology Services (MTS) provides and manages technology solutions for Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the nation, and since 2014 extends services to other health care providers. An early adopter of Epic's EHR, Mercy became the nation's first to be accredited by Epic to offer EHR solutions to other hospitals, including Epic in the cloud, implementation and optimization. With MTS's full suite of health care offerings including health care cloud, managed services and backup and recovery as a service, hospitals can reduce IT costs and risks. MTS's award-winning data analytics help reduce waste, manage health care's highest costs and support a model of care that keeps patients healthier.
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