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Acuo Technologies Announces Vendor Neutral Archiving Contract with Fairview Health Services

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  Acuo Technologies®, the leader in high-performance software and services for intelligent medical image lifecycle management and data migration, announced today that Fairview Health Services has selected the Universal Clinical Platform (UCP3) as the company's new vendor neutral archive solution. UCP3 will replace Fairview's existing PACS archives while providing an enterprise foundation for future on-premise and cloud-based clinical content management.

UCP3 will provide Fairview with access to all imaging data and a comprehensive solution for facility, partner and physician affiliation, while allowing the elimination of redundant and costly imaging archives throughout the health system.  UCP3 supports Fairview's goal of leveraging viable existing PACS technology and infrastructure, while providing a sensible and economical way to replace outdated systems at the appropriate time.

As part of the Fairview implementation, Acuo will consolidate radiology and cardiology images from various PACS in the health system, while continually integrating other imaging systems and non-DICOM content.  The UCP3 will be deployed in preparation of the installation of the replacement radiology PACS.  The UCP3  will allow Fairview the option of deploying only the new PACS front-end modules, saving cost, shortening the time to install, and ensuring the ownership of the medical imaging data, eliminating future migrations.  This solution will provide network physicians with a single location to retrieve clinical content, rather than having to navigate multiple system interfaces and archives. This approach will facilitate an image-enabled EMR to improve physician effectiveness and provide better patient care, while lowering operational costs.

"Acuo worked with the Fairview team in 2010, deploying a small system and as a result of the successful implementation, the solution was expanded to encompass all medical imaging and other non-DICOM content in the enterprise," said Jeff Timbrook, CEO of Acuo Technologies.  "As the Acuo team engaged with the Fairview staff, it became clear that their expertise and professionalism will allow them to fully appreciate the benefits of the Acuo solution.  The UCP3 provides Fairview the next generation of image management systems enabling them to remain focused on delivering superior patient care while reducing costs throughout the enterprise."


About Acuo Technologies
Acuo Technologies, with headquarters in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, was founded in 2000 with the objective of developing the first enterprise-wide collaborative Universal Clinical Platform (UCP3) solution for medical image content, both DICOM and Non-DICOM. Today, Acuo supports more than 675 implementations of UCP3 around the world.  For more information on providing superior medical image lifecycle and content management while simplifying operations and reducing costs, visit

About Fairview Health Services
Based in Minneapolis, Fairview Health Services is a non-profit healthcare system providing exceptional clinical care—from prevention of illness and injury to care for the most complex medical conditions. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview is an academic health system striving to enhance the clinical enterprise, achieve nation-leading research and academic prominence. Fairview's continuum includes 40+ primary care clinics, a wide range of specialty services, home care and senior services. Fairview owns seven hospitals, including the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. 

Fairview Health Services is reforming health care delivery. Today, exciting and groundbreaking innovation, led by physicians and health care teams, is happening within Fairview. As a major health care provider, Fairview is in the best position—and has a responsibility—to reinvent the way care is delivered. Fairview has ambitious goals for this work: to improve quality, improve the patient experience and reduce the total cost of health care.


DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information.



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