|By Business Wire||
|October 31, 2012 08:12 AM EDT||
PACSGEAR, the leading provider of imaging connectivity for electronic health records, today announced an agreement with itMD, a medical image sharing company that enables the secure and on-demand exchange of medical images. itMD will participate in the Open Image Exchange, a cloud-based network designed to securely share medical images and information. PACSGEAR will integrate with itMD using the Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) integration profile, a standards-based method for enterprise image sharing solutions.
“We welcome itMD to the Open Image Exchange,” said Eli Rapaich, PACSGEAR’s CEO. “Adding itMD to the network provides more imaging sharing options for everyone. By incorporating industry-based standards, PACSGEAR continues to demonstrate its commitment to the open exchange of medical images,” Rapaich said.
“Participating in the Open Image Exchange will improve clinical imaging access for patients and physicians,” said Barbara Perez Deppman, President of itMD. “Leveraging open standards like XDS promotes image sharing and ultimately enhances the quality of patient care. The network provides a secure method to exchange medical information from anywhere to anyone.”
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
itMD is a cloud-based medical image sharing company that enables the on-demand exchange of medical imaging information from anywhere to anyone. Users on the itMD Network can easily send, share and access medical imaging information online with just a web-browser; thus, no special software is necessary. We are enabling all interested parties the ability to improve the quality of healthcare and decrease costs. itMD is empowering patients, physicians and institutions with our collaborative, cloud-based application. Learn more about our solutions at www.itMD.net