Clinical Multimedia Solutions Provider Enhances Product Interoperability
Falls Church, Va. – Oct. 25 2011 – Karos Health, a leader in standards-based clinical information exchange and storage solutions, announced recently that Apollo, a leading provider of clinical multimedia content management solutions, has signed a licensing agreement for Rialto, Karos' platform for clinical information exchange and storage.
Apollo will integrate Rialto into its Enterprise Patient Media Manager (Apollo EPMM) to advance interoperability and support for IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS.b) and IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS-I.b) Integration Profiles. Apollo EPMM is an enterprise solution that transforms distributed patient clinical multimedia into one unified record. Rialto's industry-leading interoperability will extend Apollo EPMM, ensuring that all patient clinical data is indexed and stored using IHE XDS while providing secure patient-centric access by any IHE-compliant third party products.
"Licensing the Rialto platform to enable IHE interoperability will enable Apollo EPMM customers to more easily share clinical multimedia and imaging among institutions and caregivers – ultimately leading to better quality of care for patients," says Mark Newburger, CEO, Apollo. "The adoption of a standards-based model for communication across enterprises is vital and IHE is on its way to becoming more accepted within the healthcare industry," he added.
Karos' interoperability leadership combined with Rialto's comprehensive support for the IHE Integration Profiles and support for the most current implementation of industry standards DICOM and HL7 created a compelling solution for Apollo.
"Apollo and Karos share a vision for enabling appropriate access to all patient clinical information to healthcare enterprises and providers, which naturally includes clinical multimedia," says Rick Stroobosscher, President, Karos Health. "We are excited to partner with Apollo to bring added value and ease of use to their customers."
About Apollo Apollo, a healthcare IT software developer founded in 2006, provides a market-proven application that enables clinicians and healthcare institutions to capture, manage, access, and share clinical multimedia content across a diverse array of medical specialties not currently addressed by today's radiology PACS solutions.
Apollo's open-system solutions provide secure access and management of all clinical multimedia content within the healthcare delivery system, network or institution as part of the Electronic Health Record. 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.
About Karos Health Karos Health is focused on elevating the quality of patient care by enabling the sharing and storing of clinical information. Karos' Rialto platform empowers healthcare enterprises to enable cross community access to information, facilitating collaboration between healthcare providers and patients. Rialto is based on open standards that ensure safe and secure handling of patient health information and is backed by a team with decades of experience in healthcare interoperability. For more information, visit www.karoshealth.com.
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