Technology Alliance Enables Healthcare Professionals to Securely and Affordably Access, Share, Transmit, and Store Global Diagnostic Images and Studies without Costly Capital Expenditures
SAN JOSE, Calif. AND Wellington, Fla., September 13, 2010 Allied Telesis Inc., a global provider of secure IP/Ethernet switching solutions and an industry leader in the deployment of converged multi-play networks, and Hosted PACS Solutions, an application service provider (ASP) of best-in-class digital radiology software, announced today a technology alliance offering managed cloud-based Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) services to enable the seamless and secure transfer and storage of bandwidth-intensive imaging and diagnostic studies. Leveraging its hospital-grade infrastructure, equipped with managed networking gear from Allied Telesis, Hosted PACS Solutions ensures the timely, reliable, and secure delivery of teleradiology information – across diverse geographies – to help healthcare organizations lower capital expenditures accrued, as compared with implementing a high-cost, complex onsite PACS system.
Hosted PACS Solutions works with the GE Healthcare Centricity™ PACS-IW Web-based software solution for all modalities and healthcare environments to help the continuum of healthcare professionals, from radiologists and referring physicians to authorized clinical users, increase their workflow efficiency. The Allied Telesis-Hosted PACS Solutions partnership marks the first-of-its-kind cloud-based PACS service, hosting this software platform.
“The immediate access to robust patient information, diagnostic and surgical imaging, and clinical data is highly significant in delivering optimized patient care,” said George J. Greene, President, Hosted PACS Solutions. “Having a backbone network – powered and managed by Allied Telesis – that can cost-effectively and effortlessly support large data and video file transmission across multiple IT environments, while ensuring HIPAA compliance with built-in redundancy, has made Allied Telesis the ideal PACS networking partner.”
Hosted PACS Solutions and Allied Telesis will offer a completely managed PACS solution, including network design, implementation, configuration, and access to Hosted PAC Solutions’ HIPAA compliant data centers, as well as maintenance, remote management and monitoring, and 24/7/365 support. By employing a managed PACS approach, healthcare organizations can focus on serving patients and complying with research needs instead of spending time and resources in on-site management of IT equipment and staff.
“Today’s healthcare practitioners and clinicians are empowered by digital radiology and its global opportunities—including patient-care collaboration, management, and consultation—by going 100-percent filmless,” said Chris Mangrum, Vice President, Global Healthcare IT Solutions and Architecture, Allied Telesis. “By forming a strategic technology cooperation with Hosted PACS Solutions, we leverage our multi-year experience in securely delivering high-quality, IP-based video and data applications over long distances to serve the technical requirements in next-generation teleradiology.”
About Hosted PACS Solutions
Hosted PACS Solutions is an Application Service Provider (ASP) of best in class digital radiology software. We host high end RIS and PACS software on our servers in a HIPAA compliant data center and make it available to medical practices on a fee-per-study basis. Our hosted solutions are attractive to facilities that cannot justify the high cost and complexity of an onsite PACS system, but desire the same quality solutions used by hospitals and large facilities. For many practices, our solution makes the transition from film to digital imaging a viable option.
About Allied Telesis
For more than 20 years, Allied Telesis has been a leading provider of networking infrastructure. Today the Company enables delivery of data, voice, and video services to a variety of clients globally. Allied Telesis is committed to innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs.
Visit us online at: www.alliedtelesis.com.