Acuo Technologies, a developer of medical image management software, has signed a contract with Rush University Medical Center of Chicago for a new vendor neutral archiving system which becomes the basis of the hospital’s medical image management platform.
According to the company, the archiving system is based on its DICOM Services Grid software storing to Rush University Medical Center’s (RUMC’s) existing storage management system thus leveraging existing technology investments RUMC has made in storage. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Acuo said that its integrated medical imaging system, the DICOM Services Grid, allows RUMC to gain control of more than 40Tb of existing medical data such as X-rays and cardiology images as well as providing an image management layer for all future medical imaging content. The Acuo system provides RUMC an open system standards based automated system with business continuity resulting in a lower total cost of ownership by eliminating the expense of multiple proprietary systems, added Acuo.
RUMC is also expected to use the Acuo DICOM Assisted Migration to move data from the existing proprietary archive into the Acuo vendor neutral archive. The Acuo system will be used as the PACS neutral archive of record for all future PACS system purchases. This strategy is expectec to enable RUMC to add applications directly to the Acuo Archive without expensive and complex integrations to existing and future PACS. Using the standards based approach, the company’s service is expected to eliminate the costly and time-consuming data migrations in the future, according to Acuo.