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Acuo Technologies Announces Vendor Neutral Archiving Contract With Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Date:11/30/2008

ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuo Technologies(R), developers of high-performance software for intelligent medical image management, data migration tools and services, contracting with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a new archiving solution which becomes the basis of the Hospital's medical image management platform.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This integrated medical imaging solution allows the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to gain control of more than 60 terabytes of medical data such as x-rays, cardiology images and pathology slides, giving the hospital an automated solution that will provide business continuity and result in a lower total cost of ownership.

The solution selected by CHOP is designed to allow all medical images to be stored on CHOP's infrastructure, allowing the hospital's Electronic Medical Record (EMR) portal to have one location to retrieve patient images, instead of multiple integrations and locations. The combined solution will also ensure that all patient studies are safely stored, protected and can be accessed from any CHOP location in a consistent and reliable fashion.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will be using the Acuo DICOM Assisted Migration (ADAM) to move data from the existing proprietary archive into the Acuo vendor neutral archive, ensuring that CHOP will be able to gain control of their data and never pay for a migration again. The Acuo solution will also be used as an intelligent routing destination for all radiology modalities providing high availability using Virtual IP technology from Cisco's ACE product line.

"We are extremely pleased to consummate this new relationship with one of the most prestigious Children's Hospital's in the world today," states Jeff Timbrook, CEO of Acuo Technologies. "The lifecycle of clinical content for Children's Hospitals is significantly longer than traditional healthcare providers. CHOP will certainly enjoy the many attributes and features of DICOM Services Grid(TM) as they make medical imaging content readily available at the point of need for all clinicians and patients in their delivery system."

About Acuo Technologies

Acuo Technologies, with headquarters in St. Paul, MN, was founded in 2000 with the objective of developing the first enterprise-wide collaborative asset management solution for medical DICOM images residing in a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). Over 250 implementations around the world have deployed AcuoMed/AcuoStore(TM) software solutions. For more information, visit http://www.acuotech.com.

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide.

Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.


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