This new partnership is dedicated to bringing cutting edge digital pathology tools to PAML and its partners and enable them to benefit from collaboration
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON–(Marketwire – May 4, 2011)
PAML a medical reference laboratory ranked among the top clinical reference laboratories in the United States and an industry leader in joint venture partnerships with community based hospitals and Aurora Interactive, a world leader in digital pathology communications announced today that they have signed a license agreement for Aurora's mScope digital pathology communications platform and viewer to enhance PAML's technology services offering.
"The partnership with Aurora is an important part of our commitment to the community practice of medicine and the virtue of collaboration in the medical sphere," said Dr. Tom Tiffany, PAML's CEO/President. "Our choice of a platform designed from its inception for the efficient and flexible networking of pathologists is fully consistent with our goal of providing turn-key solutions to enable competitive offerings to physicians in their local communities."
"Aurora's proven commitment to interoperability, image-type agnostic open architecture, and service culture were also key to our decision" added Mr. Sonny Varadan, Chief Information Officer.
"We firmly believe that mScope will allow us to provide our pathologist partners with best in breed communications tools they need while maintaining their freedom to choose their preferred scanning and analysis tools" said Dr. Joseph Schappert MD, Medical Director
"We are very excited about PAML's decision to include mScope in the cutting edge technology offering to its partners. We believe that PAML's vision of making it possible for pathologists to practice within their community while bringing them together virtually for better patient care is fully aligned with Aurora's commitment to collaborative pathology", stated Pierre Le Fèvre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Interactive.
About Aurora Interactive Ltd.
Aurora Interactive has developed the leading web based software platform (mScope) for simplification, productivity and ease of communications. mScope's Universal Web Viewer has collaborative tools to view medical slides and images anytime, anywhere, regardless of file format. The software has three applications to aid digital pathology web based communications needs: mScope Education, mScope Clinical, and mScope Universal Viewer. Aurora's mission is to improve patient outcomes and help members of the medical community achieve their full potential by eliminating the learning, diagnostic and collaborative restrictions imposed by time and space. www.aurorainteractive.com
About Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC
PAML, a full-service medical reference laboratory located in Spokane, WA, is owned by two of the nation's largest healthcare systems – Providence Health & Services (PH&S) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). One of the top reference laboratories in the country, PAML is also considered an industry leader in joint venture partnerships with community-based hospitals because of their expertise in developing cutting-edge laboratory management systems, including state-of-the-art automation, and support services. PAML is a co-founder of PACLAB Network Laboratories, which provides laboratory services throughout Seattle and western Washington, and is a partner in several other hospital-based laboratory joint ventures, including Alpha Medical Laboratory (AML) serving northern Idaho; Tri-Cities Laboratory (TCL) serving central Washigton; Treasure Valley Laboratory (TVL) serving southern Idaho and northeastern Oregon; and MountainStar Clinical Laboratories (MSCL) serving Utah. For more information, visit PAML website at www.paml.com.
About Providence Health & Services
Providence Health & Services, California, operates five award-winning medical centers in Southern California: Providence Saint Joseph, Providence Holy Cross, Providence Tarzana, Providence Little Company of Mary Torrance and Providence Little Company of Mary San Pedro medical centers. Providence Health is a nonprofit Catholic organization dedicated to quality, compassionate care for all and to investing in the health of the communities we serve. The Providence medical centers provide a full continuum of health care services. For more information, visit www.providence.org.