Apollo to Showcase Enterprise Patient Media Manager in the “Cloud” at HIMSS 2011

| February 21, 2011

Falls Church, VA – February 18, 2011 – Apollo PACS, Inc., (Apollo), a provider of clinical multimedia solutions, is launching its proven Apollo Enterprise Patient Media Manager (Apollo EPMM®) solution in the “Cloud.”  Apollo will be showcasing their latest service offering for healthcare providers and IT professionals at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at Booth #462 in Orlando, Feb. 21-23, 2011. As a multi-tiered, open-system software solution, Apollo EPMM® helps healthcare institutions improve patient care and operational efficiency by providing specialty-specific workflow enabling simple and secure access to clinical multimedia content.

This cloud-based model enables healthcare organizations of all sizes, as well as individual physicians and allied health professionals, to secure, manage and access clinical multimedia content from their desktop at a low subscription fee that includes full use of the application and all necessary storage. This “pay-as-you-go” model removes the up-front capital expenditures and IT infrastructure typical of large scale information technology purchases and makes Apollo EPMM® an operational budgetary item for its customers. This enables customers to increase storage capacity on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, personnel, or software.

"Easy-to-use workflow and access to clinical multimedia content improves patient care, providing clinicians with visual and/or aural information about a patient and his or her medical history over time. Except for radiology imaging, clinical multimedia is virtually inaccessible and unsecure," said Mark Newburger, CEO of Apollo. "Apollo EPMM® integrates with a multitude of capture devices and information systems to create a single, unified patient multimedia record that is easily accessible, secure, compliant and centrally managed. We are excited to have the opportunity to demonstrate this user-friendly application at HIMSS 2011."

By linking legacy systems across multiple departments and specialties, Apollo EPMM® is capable of locating, managing, and delivering clinical multimedia content to any user or group within the enterprise whether this information is originally stored in silos or a central data store.  Apollo EPMM® unifies and organizes the information and clinical workflow in a manner that is relevant to each specialty within the healthcare enterprise. Apollo currently provides over 40 specialty-specific solutions including Pathology, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatrics, among others.   Additionally, Apollo EPMM® includes a comprehensive rules-based security and audit trail, further ensuring patient safety and regulatory compliance.

An evolutionary step past traditional Radiology PACS, Apollo EPMM® is an interoperable solution that optimizes existing resources throughout the healthcare enterprise. Apollo EPMM® unifies all patient media without disruption, thereby transforming previously inaccessible multimedia files into a cohesive clinical information solution. The Apollo solution was developed in partnership with The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada's most research-intensive hospital and one of the world's largest and most respected pediatric academic health sciences centers.

Additional benefits of Apollo EPMM® include:
Easy, uniform multimedia access and management
Integrates and links multimedia with wide range of hospital solutions, including information systems and electronic medical records
Ability to capture, manage and archive existing and future multimedia file types
Device-agnostic, open-system approach that enables institutions to leverage legacy resources and adapt to future software and hardware changes
Adaptable to clinician workflows, department-to-department, institution-to-institution

About Apollo
Apollo is a trusted developer of clinical multimedia solutions that boost provider efficiency and improve care by enabling simple and secure management of, and access to, distributed clinical multimedia and data.

Apollo's open-system solutions optimize clinician workflow and efficiency, enabling institutions to make the most of legacy systems and turning multimedia into a unified clinical information solution.  Apollo solutions are assisting clinicians in the delivery of quality healthcare services to patients at leading academic centers, regional medical networks, commercial laboratories, and community hospitals throughout the US and Canada.  For more information visit: www.apollopacs.com. Follow us on Twitter and visit us in Booth #462 at HIMSS 2011.

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