Gears up for Enhanced Sales of Cloud-Based Technology
December 4, 2013—Chicago—SouthWest Imaging has been named distributor for CoActiv’s complete line of PACS, RIS and cloud-based digital archiving products throughout Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
The highly experienced SouthWest Imaging specialists with a reputation for quality and service selected CoActiv, in part, for its broad cloud-based offerings that provide a complete image management system with easy set up, low cost of ownership and streamlined offsite communications.
“Today, for many small-to medium-sized facilities, maintaining and upgrading hardware and software just doesn’t make sense in light of the ongoing, overall costs,” says Stephen J. Luibel, President of SouthWest Imaging Inc.
“Together, CoActiv’s next-generation cloud offerings provide a robust, affordable, fully turnkey solution that meets a significant need in the marketplace and complements our existing product line.
They eliminate all in-house upgrades, hardware replacement and IT support—and are fully scalable, overcoming the major pain points for these customers.”
Luibel also points out that streamlined communications with referring physicians and remote facilities is an important concern for all imaging sites.
CoActiv’s patented EXAM-SENDER® provides a cost effective, reliable platform for offsite image sharing, while its EXAM-BROWSER® zero footprint viewer supports communication on mobile devices.
Complementing this, CoActiv’s onsite image management solutions provide a full range of advanced technology at a truly affordable price point.
The vendor neutral PACS, RIS and related solutions—including the soon-to-be–released EXAM-PACS® 3.0—deliver a breakthrough platform that enables all sites to stay in the forefront of today’s rapidly accelerating technology curve.
They support the latest imaging modalities, specialized needs of women’s health and viewing on a full range of devices.
According to Frank Baker, CoActiv General Manager, SouthWest Imaging was selected for its reputation for high quality technology and service as well as strong relationships with local hospitals and imaging centers—in particular, smaller facilities, which represent an untapped market for CoActiv in this geographic area.
“SouthWest has deep ongoing relationships with its customer base.
It offers a broad spectrum of services beyond sales and shares our commitment to delivering personalized service and meeting a full range of customer needs.
We are proud to partner with this highly regarded distributor.”
Through the years, SouthWest Imaging’s dedication to service has enabled it to partner with numerous quality manufacturers, as it became the dealer of choice in the region.
Luibel says, “We are very selective not only in the products we offer, but also the support manufacturers provide to us that is passed on to our customers.
During the past three years, SouthWest imaging has had strong sales growth, and with the addition of CoActiv to our family the future looks even brighter.”
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.
About SouthWest Imaging
SouthWest Imaging Inc. provides the medical community in Nevada, Utah and Arizona superior with full line x-ray sales, service and accessories.
SouthWest Imaging offers state-of-the-art medical equipment, local market experience, OEM trained staff and complete turnkey imaging solutions, while maintaining the highest levels of integrity, honesty and communication.
Established in 1997, SouthWest Imaging is now the dealer organization of choice for both customers and vendors alike.
SouthWest continues to honor its success with quality, integrity and honesty along with fair, competitive pricing.