(September 6th, 2012 - MILWAUKEE, WI) TeraMedica Inc., the leading provider of true vendor neutral architecture, today announced that ClearDATA Networks, Inc. will be offering TeraMedica’s Synapse® VNA Enterprise Software Suite for cloud-based clinical image archiving. This new distribution agreement will enable healthcare organizations to significantly enhance their image lifecycle management and greatly reduce operating costs through this new cloud storage solution.
“There is a strong paradigm shift occurring now relative to clinical image management, and it’s being driven by the increasing need for connectivity and clinical content exchange,” says Del Coufal, TeraMedica Vice President of Marketing. “Whether it’s due to HIE’s, Meaningful Use, ACO’s or all of the above, image storage and exchange is optimally addressed by vendor neutral solutions. Data must be made fluid and secure, instead of confined to a particular PACS vendor. We are excited that ClearDATA has chosen TeraMedica and HP to address this growing opportunity in the most cost effective manner.”
“Cloud storage is rapidly changing the way the Healthcare industry views, distributes, backs up, and hosts DICOM and non-DICOM images,” said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA Networks, Inc. “Currently, storing medical images is cumbersome, storage intensive, and requires a significant amount of equipment on the floor. The ClearDATA Cloud VNA solution will significantly reduce hardware expenses, support, and maintenance costs for healthcare organizations and HIEs by moving those services to the cloud.”
TeraMedica’s patented Smartstore module intelligently manages the total image lifecycle of all clinical images throughout twenty-four (24) healthcare departments. Smartstore provides shared enterprise infrastructure for managing clinical content based on business policies, specifically tailored to meet the needs of individual hospitals and/or departments.
Medical image storage has become one of the largest and fastest growing IT budget expenses for healthcare providers. “The old way of managing clinical content is simply not a practical solution moving forward – either from an economic sense or a clinical workflow perspective,” said Jim Prekop, TeraMedica President and CEO. “TeraMedica has installations that add a million images a year from as many as 9 different PACS systems. Different times demand different approaches.”
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’s roots 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.