DALLAS, TX and FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, February 15, 2011 – BRIT Systems, Inc. and RelWare announced today a partnership agreement that will provide an integrated Web-based EHR/RIS/PACS solution to hospitals, imaging clinics and large group practices. Both BRIT’s RoentgenWorks PACS/RIS and RelWare’s ONC-Certified EXR EHR are modular in design and based on industry standards and the latest Web-based technologies – such as Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). The joint offering allows a facility to purchase a system ONC certified for meaningful use that takes advantage of existing departmental systems while implementing and paying for only the modules they are required to use. By maintaining existing systems, training time is also minimized for clinicians.
“Medical images are an important component of the medical record and this new integrated EHR/RIS/PACS will make images seamlessly available throughout an enterprise – wherever and whenever needed – via BRIT’s browser-based and iPad application viewers,” says Shelly Fisher, President of BRIT Systems. “In RelWare, we have a partner that has embraced system development in a similar manner to BRIT – a Web-based, modular approach that enables facilities to implement only the tools they need to integrate medical imaging with patient records.”
“Within the hospital and clinic markets, many facilities mistakenly believe they are faced with acquiring new systems to replace existing, functioning applications to fulfill meaningful use,” adds Alicia Brown, President and CEO at RelWare. “Neither RelWare nor BRIT believe in a “one size fits all” approach to healthcare IT. By taking a modular approach to application development, EXR and RoentgenWorks will help preserve the investment these sites have already made by integrating just the components they need to fulfill meaningful use.”
BRIT and RelWare both have a long history as system integrators in their respective markets – BRIT in the small-to-medium sized hospitals, outpatient clinics and group practices, and RelWare in medium and large, progressive multi-hospital networks. The companies anticipate their combined expertise coupled with a flexible system design will help lower the cost of implementing an image–enabled EHR.
RoentgenWorks is BRIT Systems next-generation, 100% browser-based, scalable RIS/PACS that is available as a pay-per-use or capital purchase. It includes a vendor neutral PACS and archive (VNA), critical results (CTRM) and ER discordance reporting and remote reading applications. EXR, RelWare’s Enterprise EHR, is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and is certified as a Complete Inpatient EHR and a Modular Ambulatory EHR in accordance with the applicable eligible provider certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 Meaningful Use measures. Both systems support HIE NHIN Gateways.
Due to the similar architecture of RoentgenWorks and EXR, the companies say they will continue to investigate other opportunities for combining their Web-based technologies. BRIT Systems will showcase RoentgenWorks in HIMSS booth 3580 and RelWare will highlight EXR in HIMSS booth 6863.
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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.
Since 1998, RelWare’s corporate goals have been to provide a quality-driven, reliable and affordable web-based EHR to healthcare. Our focus is on thin technology with emphasis on usability and flexibility in workflow to meet the individual needs of every user. RelWare makes the difference through advanced, consistent software solutions and successful, implementation-driven service.
RelWare partners with you and our quality-driven Partners to successfully deploy an ONC-ATCB Certified and HIMSS Stage 8 EHR to hospitals, large physician practices, HIEs and other data sharing entities. Affordability is demonstrated by reducing costs within deployments and software lifetime: with in-house or “cloud” solutions, rapid implementations, savvy adoption methodologies and highly available and highly monitored software to dramatically reduce support costs. RelWare and EXR, it’s what you want. To learn more about RelWare, visit www.relware.com.