ClearDATA Partners with Acuo Technology for Cloud-Based Vendor Neutral Archiving of Medical ImagesOctober 30, 2012 | Industry News Release
ClearDATA Networks, Inc., a healthcare cloud computing platform and service provider, today announced the availability of a new cloud-based vendor neutral archiving (VNA) solution with Acuo Technologies, a provider of high-performance software and services for clinical content management and data migration.Under the agreement, ClearDATA will offer and support Acuo’s Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) solution for medical image content, both DICOM and Non-DICOM, as part of its HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based VNA solution for medical images. ClearDATA’s Cloud VNA and Medical Image Archiving Solution is designed to greatly reduce capital expenses, support and maintenance costs for healthcare organizations.
Healthcare organizations and hospitals are faced with ever-increasing storage requirements for PACS, and for storing medical images of all types. There is also a rapidly growing need to securely share medical images between providers in diverse locations in a manner that protects patient privacy and meets HIPAA requirements. These two factors combined are making medical image storage one of the largest and fastest growing IT budget expenses for hospitals and providers.
“We’re honored by ClearDATA’s decision to offer the world’s leading enterprise VNA platform and migration solutions from Acuo to their healthcare customers,” said Jeff Timbrook, chief executive officer for Acuo Technologies. “Implementation of Acuo’s Universal Clinical Platform is a transformational experience for organizations looking to achieve greater interoperability across all clinical systems to deliver relevant clinical information in a patient centric context at the point of need. Our advanced clinical content management applications, deep migration and integration experience with all PACS vendors and storage providers will serve as important resources for ClearDATA in supporting their healthcare cloud customers and growing this segment of their business.”
“In order to effectively deliver best-in-class, HIPAA compliant cloud VNA solutions to the healthcare industry, it is important for us to partner with market leaders such as Acuo Technologies with its Universal Clinical Platform, an enterprise VNA platform,” said Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA Networks, Inc. “Now that the healthcare industry has recognized the cost savings and productivity benefits of migrating IT infrastructure to the cloud, VNA must also be seen as a strategic asset ready to benefit from the security, reliability, and efficiency of cloud architecture. Acuo has an excellent reputation throughout the industry with its customers and we’re very excited to be working with them.”
About Acuo Technologies
Acuo Technologies, with headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, was founded in 2000 with the objective of developing the first enterprise-wide collaborative Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) solution for medical image content, both DICOM and Non-DICOM. Today, Acuo supports implementations of UCP around the world, including locations in Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. For more information on providing superior clinical content management and data migration while simplifying operations and reducing costs, visit http://www.acuotech.com.
About ClearDATA Networks, Inc.
ClearDATA Networks, Inc. is a provider of cloud computing and information security services for healthcare providers, software vendors and VARs, and 100% dedicated to the healthcare field. ClearDATA’s services enable providers to fully automate and securely manage healthcare medical records, applications, IT infrastructure and digital storage. The company provides HITECH HIPAA-compliant cloud and hosting infrastructure and managed cloud services, offsite backup and disaster recovery, medical image archiving, healthcare information security and world-class support. The company also offers HIPAA Security Risk and Remediation services to hospitals and providers in order to ensure that they meet the rigorous standards of HIPAA security required for protected health information to demonstrate Meaningful Use and to ensure a highly secure environment prior to enabling a HealthDATA Cloud platform installation. For more information, call 602-635-4000, email: sales(at)cleardata(dot)net or visit: http://www.cleardata.net.