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Company integrates API to enable sharing of medical images and results

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 4:46am
The Associated Press

PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 4, 2012-- PACSGEAR, the leading provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records, today announced an agreement with SeeMyRadiology.com, a collaborative, cloud-based medical imaging solution, to participate in the Open Image Exchange, a cloud-based network designed to securely share medical images and results. PACSGEAR has incorporated the application programming interface (API) from SeeMyRadiology.com to upload images and reports to the company's secure network. The Open Image Exchange will be demonstrated live at the upcoming SIIM Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

"Our industry has a history of coming together to solve challenges like image exchange," said Eli Rapaich, PACSGEAR's CEO. "By incorporating SeeMyRadiology.com's API, we strengthen the Open Image Exchange network and provide customers with options to share medical images electronically. We welcome the inclusion of all open APIs to accelerate image sharing and health information exchange," Rapaich said.

"The Open Image Exchange network will deliver value throughout the entire process of care delivery, from healthcare organizations, to physicians, to patients," said Willie Tillery, CEO at SeeMyRadiology.com. "Through partnering with PACSGEAR and serving as the first available integrated API partner in the Open Image Exchange, we are committed to making medical image exchange more broadly available, ultimately improving the quality of patient care." Open Image Exchange will be featured at PACSGEAR's Booth #513 at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM 2012) in Orlando, Florida from June 7 - 10, 2012.

About PACSGEAR PACSGEAR provides image connectivity solutions for medical image management (PACS) and electronic health record (EHR) systems to hospitals and healthcare facilities. Its industry-leading solutions seamlessly integrate documents, film, video, visible light and other images from any department to any PACS/EHR. Healthcare personnel in specialties such as radiology, cardiology, gastroenterology, dermatology, orthopedics and pathology can connect, view and share images and results to enable health information exchange. Worldwide, PACSGEAR gives over 1200 hospitals, healthcare networks and imaging facilities a better picture of their patients' health. For more information, visit www.pacsgear.com About SeeMyRadiology.com SeeMyRadiology.com, an Accelarad venture, is an online community for medical image exchange that is revolutionizing how imaging facilities, physicians, and patients store, share and access medical images and reports. Via a cloud computing platform, SeeMyRadiology.com allows for easy collaboration and communication among health care providers and patients, dramatically improving access, costs, speed, and mobility of medical image exchange throughout the continuum of care. By fully complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules, SeeMyRadiology.com safeguards total patient confidentiality.

About Accelarad Accelarad, an Atlanta-based company, is a market leader in medical image cloud computing. With the launch of SeeMyRadiology.com - its new online medical exchange community - Accelarad will continue to lead the industry, working with more than 900 facilities and 4,000 physicians, and processing more than 300 million medical images annually, serving as a new model for the delivery of radiology services through its virtual radiology network (VRN). Please visit http://www.accelarad.com or http://www.seemyradiology.com or call 1.888.883.4544 for more information.

CONTACT: PACSGEAR K. Thomas Pickard, +1 925 225 6100 thomas.pickard@pacsgear.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA FLORIDA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH HOSPITALS RADIOLOGY MANAGED CARE SOURCE: PACSGEAR Copyright Business Wire 2012 PUB: 06/04/2012 08:05 AM/DISC: 06/04/2012 08:05 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120604005610/

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