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ClearCanvas Partners With DPR to Offer CaseReaderT, an Integrated Technology Structured Reporting Solution for Medical Imaging Professionals

Wed, 05/30/2012 - 4:46am
The Associated Press

ClearCanvas Inc., an innovative medical imaging informatics company, today announced a new partnership agreement with DPR of San Ramon, California, a technology company that delivers intelligent imaging informatics solutions for the radiology industry. The companies will work together on joint marketing and sales efforts to further distribute their combined solutions.

DPR develops and sells CaseReaderT, an innovative structured reporting solution for medical imaging professionals. The company's software automatically populates measurements, images, and other relevant information into a report based on key diagnostic activities performed by a Radiologist. The widespread adoption of high-volume imaging modalities places significant productivity restraints on radiology; the workflow associated with CaseReader is designed to speed up the reporting process, helping healthcare professionals to process vast amounts of medical imaging data at a faster pace.

ClearCanvas develops and markets Diagnostic Workstations, Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS), and Radiology Information Systems (RIS) allowing medical imaging clinics to capture, distribute, review, report, and archive digital images and associated information.

The company's products provide Radiologists and other Clinicians with a variety of advanced diagnostic tools while simplifying system management for IT Administrators. Clinical Editions of the company's products have received regulatory clearance from the U.S. FDA and Health Canada, and European CE Mark is pending. ClearCanvas is also well known for providing open-source software platforms that are used by medical researchers and OEM companies to accelerate development timelines and reduce costs.

CaseReader comes embedded with M*Modal Speech Understanding technology for both navigation and dictation purposes. This capability allows healthcare professionals to systematically navigate through patient studies using voice-driven commands. Direct access to case templates and CPT codes in the application help to ensure that reimbursements are maximized for reported exams. With a wide variety of reporting tools, the application looks to drastically reduce the potential for errors, lower costs and, while working in collaboration with the referring physician, save patients' lives. CaseReader can be deployed on either a PACS server or in the Cloud.

ClearCanvas' solutions are currently distributed by over 50 resellers around the world and used by more than 20,000 users in over 175 countries. The company's affordably priced software is deployed and used at world-class client sites including the University Health Network (UHN), Mount Sinai Hospital, Women's College Hospital, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Emory University, and Johns Hopkins, amongst others.

The companies have previously worked together to tightly integrate their software into a unified solution. The first CaseReader installation will be a ClearCanvas site which is expected to become operational in July. "We are excited to be expanding our relationship with ClearCanvas," said Steve Douglas, President and CEO of DPR. "An integrated ClearCanvas and DPR solution will deliver dramatic radiology post processing analysis and reporting results. Delivering these important technology efficiencies to both new and established ClearCanvas customers will create exceptional value and growth for both companies." "We are excited by this new opportunity to work further with Steve and his team at DPR," said Norman Young, President and CEO of ClearCanvas.

"CaseReader is a very powerful solution which provides numerous benefits over other structured reporting solutions currently on the market, expediting the reporting process while reducing the potential for clerical errors. I think that a number of our customers and resellers will be very interested in DPR's technology." About DPR DPR is a technology company that delivers intelligent imaging informatics solutions for the Radiology industry. Its flagship product, CaseReaderT, empowers radiologists with powerful decision support tools to effectively manage the increasingly complex image workflow process. DPR's industry-leading solution integrates patient-centric data from disparate sources allowing radiologists to provide referring physicians with better and timelier information.

This next-generation reporting vehicle helps the radiologist lower costs, reduce the potential for errors and, while working in collaboration with the referring physician, save patients' lives. DPR is based in San Ramon, CA and operates a research and technology center in Rochester, NY. For more information, visit http://www.dpresearch.com.

Contact: Jim Plewa Chief Operating Officer 925.327.0835 jplewa@dpresearch.com About ClearCanvas Inc.

ClearCanvas is a worldwide provider of innovative medical imaging solutions designed for radiology and specialty clinics, community hospitals, and research facilities. ClearCanvas solutions include diagnostic workstations, PACS, and RIS integrated with a variety of advanced partner applications that support specific workflows.

ClearCanvas development platforms and freely available open source products are used by OEMs worldwide to lower development costs and accelerate time-to-market. Used by more than 20,000 healthcare professionals worldwide, ClearCanvas products and technologies are installed in a range of facilities including world-renowned hospitals and research facilities, imaging clinics, veterinary practices, and chiropractic centers. To learn more, visit http://www.clearcanvas.ca.

Contact: Mary Burrell Director Sales & Marketing 1.970.372.6631 mary@clearcanvas.ca This press release was issued through eReleases@ Press Release Distribution. For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.

SOURCE ClearCanvas Inc.

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