eMix, a new business venture incubated by San Diego-based DR Systems, will be exhibiting new features of its cloud-based image sharing technology for studies and reports at RSNA 2010. eMix is also announcing its expansion into the European marketplace, starting in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
eMix, which stands for Electronic Medical Information Exchange, enables secure sharing of images and reports among disparate institutions and physicians via the Internet. The service is a groundbreaking part of the trend toward universal access to medical imaging and other electronic medical information.
“eMix has been a valuable addition for us. It’s an easy-to-use solution to the problem of how to move images and reports around,” said Katherine Leslie. She is the imaging services director at Central Peninsula Hospital (Soldotna, Alaska), one of the scores of sites around the U.S. that use eMix.
The expansion of eMix into Europe is taking place via a partnership with DFC SYSTEMS (Munich, Germany), which earlier this year became the service’s first European distributor. DFC SYSTEMS will host a data center for eMix and facilitate access to the markets it serves. In addressing this market, eMix and DFC SYSTEMS is following the European and German data privacy guidelines.
“We are excited to be introducing eMix cloud-based, vendor-neutral technology. eMix perfectly fit the needs of our European healthcare provider customers,” said Dennis Feiler, president and CEO of DFC-SYSTEMS. “Offering this innovative, low-cost and easy to use service addresses improved patient care through fast, secure sharing images and reports across disparate healthcare IT platforms and large geographical areas.”
In connection with this new expansion, eMix has added a German language section to its Website. Both the eMix Website portal and DFC SYSTEMS are following the European and German data privacy guidelines.
Using eMix is as simple as using email. The vendor-neutral technology eliminates the need for provider facilities to burn CDs, print films, or fax reports. Because eMix is a cloud-based, hosted service, users do not need to purchase or maintain any additional hardware or software.
eMix will be exhibited at RSNA inBooth 3413 in the South Building, Hall A from Sunday, Nov. 28 to Thursday, Dec. 2. RSNA 2010 will be held Nov. 28 – Dec. 3 in Chicago.