TeraMedica announced that following the signing of an agreement between the parties on October 25th, 2012, Duke University Health System will be implementing TeraMedica's Evercore® Enterprise Vendor Neutral Architecture (VNA) in early 2013. Specifically, Duke University Health System will be utilizing TeraMedica’s Evercore Smartstore™ and Univision modules.
“Having a technology that is fully compatible with the DICOM standard, and also provides flexibility for storing and managing our own data in both native and DICOM formats is essential,” said Dr. Christopher Roth, Associate Chair of Radiology for Health Information Technology and Clinical Informatics, Duke University Medical Center and Director of Imaging IT Strategy, Duke Medicine. “The ability to store such things as enterprise digital pathologic slides, visible light photos, and DICOM radiology and cardiology clinical and research images is important to the success of our clinical and research missions."
“TeraMedica is extremely excited about adding Duke University to our growing list of leading academic centers that have adopted our Evercore VNA,” said Jim Prekop, TeraMedica’s President and CEO. “These institutions go through a rigorous and deep-diving evaluation process with both an eye for today and vision for tomorrow.”
Prekop adds, “VNA is a technology term that is now widely applied in the industry despite significant underlying variances in both functionality and design. To their credit, Duke was well-informed and asked all of the right questions. There is no doubt that the full capabilities of our solution will be leveraged to meet their aggressive clinical care and IT objectives.”
Evercore integrates and manages patient-centric clinical content in the clinical and research settings across wide geographies, including standard DICOM objects. Evercore also possesses the ability to natively manage and distribute beyond DICOM using global standards such as MPG, JPG, PDF and many other critical clinical content such as treatment plans for cancer care or vital reports in non-standard formats.
TeraMedica’s patented Smartstore™ module intelligently manages the total image lifecycle of all DICOM and non-DICOM content. The Univision™ module provides a multi-layer, zero-download image viewer, with seamless integration to any EMR/EHR/PHR/RHIO. Specifically, Duke will be utilizing Univision to view and distribute data through their Epic EMR, anywhere the Epic Hyperspace is available to the user population.
“As a pioneer in this technology space, we have seen incredible change and certainly expect more to come. Fortunately, we have been able to leverage and build upon our fundamental VNA architectural advantages during the past decade. We definitely look forward to working with Duke in pursuit of expanded clinical and IT value,” concludes Prekop.
About TeraMedica® Inc.
TeraMedica, Inc., a global healthcare informatics company based in Milwaukee, WI, is the leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise-wide solutions for unrestricted medical image management. The company began with the successful development of a cross-departmental, patient-centric clinical image archive for the Mayo Clinic in 2001. To date, TeraMedica has over 600 customer-driven deployments on six continents. Such flexibility can only be achieved by an organization that is committed to exceeding customer expectations using a technology platform that has been designed for adaptation. For more information, visit www.teramedica.com.
Jeanne-Marie Phillips, 888-655-3434
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