Nationally Recognized Technology Leader Continues its Tradition of Market Innovation.
November 29, 2013—Chicago—CoActiv Medical debuts at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference EXAM-PACS® version 3.0.
CoActiv leverages its longstanding experience with standards-based technology to bring new market-leading features and functionality to its flagship enterprise PACS and to provide more options and flexibility across the entire product line with expanded deployment options and a more robust vendor neutral archive (VNA).
“Today, PACS must deliver so much more than just viewing and storage,” says Frank Baker, CoActiv General Manager, adding that efficient and secure cross-department and -enterprise communications are among imaging sites’ major challenges as is supporting more complex workflow and an ever-growing list of new modalities and exams.
To that end, EXAM-PACS version 3.0 adds new functionality and performance while maintaining its familiar user interface and trademark reliability.
“It’s what you don’t see that makes EXAM-PACS 3.0 a standout in the industry,” notes Baker.
Both the CoActiv viewer and worklist are mature elements with all the necessary tools, options and user defined preferences for today’s fast-paced imaging workflow.
Therefore, backend upgrades that address medical imaging workflow and business demands are the core of the new version.
Significant medical imaging trends driving crucial improvements to EXAM-PACS include interoperable platform independence, particularly vendor neutral technology, workflow efficiencies, and image distribution and access beyond traditional in-house clinical needs.
In EXAM-PACS version 3.0, filters and searches can more easily recognize patients with multiple medical record numbers, which is essential for regional collaboration and provider overlap.
Among the introductions are also interface utilities that can update an EMR to enable access to a specific patient exam residing in EXAM-PACS, contributing to user qualification for Meaningful Use.
Exams reside redundantly in CoActiv’s EXAM-CLOUD® archive and are accessed directly and independent of the provider’s network.
The unique new enhanced CoActiv EXAM-JACKET® time line is user-enabled and streamlines access to multiple relevant patient prior exams.
The feature provides visual cues to available reports, highlights medical record discrepancies, and can be filtered by modality.
With an enhanced focus on administrative ease, EXAM-PACS 3.0 also offers a range of new security and permission tools affording a higher level of user management and access control.
A new multi-level, color-coded priority stack fits the growing demands of urgent care and emergency room triage.
In addition EXAM-PACS 3.0 now offers a number of native 3D features in the standard diagnostic viewer.
As providers replace older PACS solutions, they expect tighter integration with related enterprise applications.
CoActiv’s Healthcare IT & Transition Services group ensures that will be the case, building and testing the necessary interfaces as well as performing validated DICOM migrations effectively and economically.
As an upgrade to its cloud cloud-based VNA, the technology now employs an intelligent front end, allowing numerous sophisticated image management features to be enabled for customers desiring enhanced capabilities for a legacy PACS from other vendors.
CoActiv Medical® is a leading provider of PACS, image sharing and image and data storage and related solutions for hospitals, imaging centers and medical practices of all sizes.
It brings a 30-year history of IT expertise to its advanced offerings and is distinguished by a full range of industry firsts.
Through its EXAM-PACS family of products, CoActiv was a pioneer in state-of the-art image distribution across the enterprise, whether single or multi-site, among affiliated hospitals and beyond.
It ranks as one of the first companies to enable DICOM storage in the cloud, and to support anytime review of medical images on any platform, including all popular mobile phones and tablets.
It also was among the first to implement vendor neutral architecture and vendor neutral archiving technology (VNA), to support numerous emerging modalities such as breast tomosynthesis and breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and to store non-DICOM data such as imaging related documents, prescriptions and reports in PACS patient files.
CoActiv’s EXAM-PACS® family of web-based PACS solutions provide leading edge, affordable and scalable image management with sophisticated tools that cater to the needs of radiologists as well as a full range of other imaging specialists.
The solution, available as both enterprise server- and cloud-based solutions, is designed for easy integration into imaging facilities of any size.
Comprised of modular software components, EXAM-PACS enables any site to customize a solution to meet its specific needs and budgets or to add advanced functionality to an existing PACS.
Complementing this is CoActiv’s family of EXAM-RIS® solutions scaled for imaging facilities of every size site and budget.