Logicalis Cloud Powers Healthcare Solution

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The vast majority of medical images – MRIs, CT scans and X-rays – aren’t accessed frequently, but they require a great deal of infrastructure and bandwidth to make them instantly available to healthcare providers. Healthcare IT professionals require intelligent clinical image lifecycle management, which provides greater ease of data storage and reduced costs through use of the cloud. To help healthcare IT professionals gain control of clinical image data, Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com), today announced it was supporting the TeraMedica Evercore® Clinical Enterprise Suite, the leading Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) in the industry, to offer a comprehensive healthcare IT cloud storage solution via the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud.

The Logicalis Enterprise Cloud is an enterprise-class public cloud offering capable of running business critical applications and supporting leading healthcare applications. It offers TeraMedica customers one of the most flexible cloud archive solutions and adheres to the highest industry standards for data centers.

“Our cloud solution for TeraMedica customers is built from a flexible computing architecture that provides the computing power, memory, storage and bandwidth for an off-site archiving of medical images,” says Mike Martin, Logicalis’ vice president of cloud solutions. “In addition, Logicalis provides cloud infrastructure, managed services and HIPAA compliant data handling. We view healthcare independent software vendors (ISVs) as a growth market for Logicalis because we understand the industry, provide appropriate data center and security standards and can tailor cloud solutions to meet their needs.”

The TeraMedica Evercore® Clinical Enterprise Suite now features expanded flexibility in intelligent clinical image lifecycle management, further ease of data storage, and a greater reduction of operating costs through its new cloud storage solution. In addition, Evercore® now provides more storage options through Logicalis’ off-site cloud archiving.

“Our patented Evercore Clinical Enterprise Suite highlights our commitment to offering choices in improving patient care, reducing cost of healthcare and enhancing physician acceptance in the new patient-centered electronic medical domain,” says Jim Prekop, TeraMedica’s president and CEO. “Our patented platform was the first to truly offer clinical image lifecycle management, and it’s a natural fit that TeraMedica would also provide the most comprehensive cloud offering in the market.”

“From our work in the industry, we know that medical images often aren’t accessed or needed more than once. So it only makes sense to farm that data off to the cloud,” says Ed Brown, TeraMedica’s vice president of business development. “Utilizing our intelligent clinical image cloud management services, Evercore Smartstore™ automatically and efficiently moves the data that healthcare providers don’t need to access on an everyday basis, thus significantly saving on storage costs.”

Evercore’s flexible and scalable architecture integrates and manages patient-centric clinical content in the clinical and research settings across wide geographies, including standard DICOM objects. Evercore natively manages and distributes data 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 unstructured data formats.

TeraMedica’s patented Smartstore module intelligently manages the total image lifecycle of DICOM and beyond. 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. Evercore’s Univision™ module features a multi-layer, zero-download image viewer, with seamless integration to any EMR/EHR/PHR/RHIO. TeraMedica’s vendor-independent platform connects multiple PACS to any storage system, thus ending cumbersome data migration.

About TeraMedica® Inc.

TeraMedica is a healthcare informatics company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. TeraMedica’s software manages the storage and distribution of digital medical images as well as other clinical content across healthcare and hospital systems, gathering images from imaging devices or PACS, storing them, and distributing them to the point of patient care. TeraMedica’s technology gives physicians virtual access to image data. TeraMedica software uses an advanced enterprise-scale database and “intelligent”, or rules-based, business logic to deliver fast, efficient image management. For more information visit: http://www.teramedica.com.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs over 2,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $5 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.

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