Telemis makes platform-independent PACS technology available to OEMs
1 December 2009
Telemis Group, a Belgium-based specialist in picture archiving
and communication systems, has announced that it is to make its
platform-independent technologies available to original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) and other third parties for the first time.
By entering into OEM agreements with key healthcare vendors in the USA
and Europe, the company aims to give more hospitals, clinics and
radiology practices access to advanced PACS implementations that reduce
costs and increase care quality by eliminating the need for X-ray film.
Stephane Ketelaer, the CEO of the Telemis Group commented: “Strong
R&D collaboration with the UCL University in Belgium ensures that
Telemis implementations are built around the very latest image
processing, distribution and security developments.
"Because of this, Telemis PACS technology allows healthcare
professionals to do much more with medical images than has previously
been possible. Now, by providing OEMs around the world with access to
Telemis technologies, the significant benefits that these technologies
deliver will be available to an even wider base of hospitals, clinics
and radiology practices.”
Telemis imaging systems are already employed in over 150 hospitals
and private radiology practices that are benefitting from the move to a
filmless environment. To date these modular, scalable and
platform-independent PACS technologies have been integrated into the
target information systems by Telemis itself.
Now, with the announcement of the new OEM strategy, other medical
equipment manufacturers and healthcare vendors will also be able to
quickly and cost-effectively incorporate the same proven and flexible
PACS technologies into their own product offerings.
Telemis PACS implementations allow hospitals, clinics, radiology
practices and other healthcare institutions to cost-effectively store
and share images and other content including video, audio and diagnostic
results. Simple, fast and secure access to this information improves
overall patient care while the move from traditional film can lead to
significant cost savings.
Images can be stored across a wide variety of storage and archiving
systems running on many different operating system platforms including
Microsoft Windows, UNIX, LINUX, and MAC OS.
Telemis says it expects the first OEM agreement to be announced by
the end of the year.