Acuo Technologies Selected in Department of Defense Award to Deliver Vendor
Neutral Archive for U.S. Army and U.S. Navy Medical Commands
Universal Clinical Platform to provide a federated enterprise clinical content
management solution to support military medical facilities worldwide with
anytime, anywhere access to patient studies
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 16, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuo Technologies®, the
world leader in high-performance software and services for clinical content
management and data migration, announced today that the Defense Logistics
Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the Acuo Universal
Clinical Platform (UCP) as a new vendor neutral archive (VNA) solution for
enterprise patient imaging logistics. UCP will consolidate imaging studies
from 39 U.S. Army picture archiving and communication system (PACS) sites and
23 U.S. Navy PACS sites located at military healthcare facilities throughout
The nine-year contract, worth approximately $40M, comprises products and
services from BRIT Systems, Dell™ Computer Systems and Acuo. Under the DINPACS
III contract award, BRIT Systems will provide contract and project management
and Dell will furnish storage hardware installation and support, with Acuo's
Universal Clinical Platform providing VNA software, HL-7 integration and
migration services for more than 25 million patient imaging studies.
"The Acuo team is excited to play a key role in the health and healing of
those who defend our freedom," said Jeff Timbrook, CEO for Acuo Technologies.
"With a highly mobile population that literally spans the globe, delivering
patient information to the right place at the right time has been a logistical
challenge for Army and Navy physicians. Acuo's Universal Clinical Platform
will enable the Department of Defense to finally achieve its goal of having
all clinical content available to every military physician, anytime, anywhere.
Ultimately, this deployment means higher quality, more responsive care for the
military Warfighter, Wounded Warriors and their families around the world."
The Army and Navy joined forces on this project to solve a large digital
logistics problem, including consolidation of medical imaging information held
at many different military healthcare facilities around the world. Acuo will
begin immediately installing its UCP software at these locations and
performing data migration services that will continue over several years. The
goal is to provide immediate access to Warfighter medical imaging information,
regardless of deployment location. UCP is also expected to be an integral
component of the DoD iEHR solution to provide service-oriented access to
medical imaging informatics from any requesting application.
The Acuo clinical content management solution will consolidate patient imaging
studies from Army and Navy PACS sites into a federated system where each local
archive has awareness of all images in each of the other imaging archives.
Each regional system will replicate to a set of centralized archives that will
also be the connection points to the DoD electronic health record (EHR) for
diagnostic radiology and dental images. The Army and Navy, who traditionally
have procured their own separate PACS, will be sharing data centers to allow
for image sharing, business continuance and disaster recovery for both
branches of the military.
"BRIT Systems is delighted to work with Acuo Technologies to provide an
enterprise imaging archive for the Army and Navy PACS to support the men and
women who serve our country across the globe," said Shelly Fisher, President
of BRIT Systems. "Our combined team provides the expertise and advanced
technology needed to build a world-class VNA that can be used as a global
model in this quickly expanding marketplace."
Acuo's UCP implementation efforts will begin immediately and continue into
2013, with migration efforts expected to continue over the next several years.
About BRIT Systems
BRIT Systems is a technology company that provides custom, turn-key solutions
for PACS, RIS, teleradiology, including ASP solutions, and digital reporting
solutions. Founded in 1993 with the goal of providing affordable PACS based on
standards, BRIT designs and deploys high-quality PACS/RIS based on the
company's comprehensive understanding of radiology departments, medical
imaging, networks, DICOM integration, security and highly available computer
systems. BRIT is an employee-owned corporation headquartered in Dallas,
Texas. More information can be found at www.brit.com.
Dell Inc.listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services
that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.
About Acuo Technologies
Acuo Technologies, with headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, was founded in 2000
with the objective of developing the first enterprise-wide collaborative
Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) solution for medical image content, both
DICOM and Non-DICOM. Today, Acuo supports implementations of UCP around the
world, including locations in Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and
South America. For more information on providing superior clinical content
management and data migration while simplifying operations and reducing costs,
Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc.; DICOM is the registered trademark of the
National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications
relating to digital communications of medical information.
SOURCE Acuo Technologies
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