TeraMedica’s Evercore Smartstore™ and Univision Zero-Download Viewer to Connect to Upstate’s Epic EMR System
(MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – November 10th, 2011)
“SUNY Upstate Medical University recognized their growing need for scalable, vendor neutral architecture,” said Jim Prekop, TeraMedica’s President and CEO. “Our patient-centered solution, Evercore, also addressed their need to integrate with their Epic EMR system. By implementing our industry-leading Vendor Neutral Architecture, SUNY Upstate Medical University has instantly created a higher quality of patient care.”
Added Prekop: “This implementation was driven by SUNY Upstate Medical University Chief Information Officer (CIO), Teresa Wagner, who wanted to integrate studies throughout Upstate’s cardiology and radiology departments. By utilizing Evercore, SUNY Upstate Medical University should see immediate consolidation of storage costs, control and reduce cost ownership, and realize all the benefits of the electronic medical record.”
“We needed to deliver a lightweight image set to all desktops across the enterprise, within the context of our resident Epic EMR,said Teresa Wagner, CIO of SUNY Upstate Medical University. She added, “Evercore allows us to quickly identify and retrieve all patient-centric images independent of modality, PACS or physical site. In addition to delivering these operational efficiencies, our staff can improve patient care by rapidly identifying all images on a patient throughout the network, while inside the Electronic Medical Record.”
Evercore integrates and manages patient-centric clinical content in the clinical and research settings across wide geographies, including standard DICOM objects. Evercore also possesses the ability to natively manage and distribute beyond DICOM using global standards such as MPG, JPG, PDF and many other critical clinical content such as treatment plans for cancer care or vital reports in non-standard formats.
TeraMedica’s patented Smartstore™ module intelligently manages the total image lifecycle of DICOM and beyond. The Univision™ module provides a multi-layer, zero-download image viewer, with seamless integration to any EMR/EHR/PHR/RHIO. TeraMedica’s vendor-independent platform connects multiple PACS to any storage system, thus ending cumbersome data migration.
Prekop also commented, “SUNY Upstate Medical University has taken a significant step towards delivery of meaningful use and patient-centered healthcare through its use of Evercore. Evercore efficiently combines clinical objects in a central clinical content manager, while also satisfying the medical team’s need for a holistic view of patient data in real time.”
About SUNY Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region’s largest employer with 9,460 employees.
Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate’s mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care.
Upstate Medical University’s educational mission is anchored by its four colleges-Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region.
As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients.
The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community General; Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.
About TeraMedica® Inc.
TeraMedica is a healthcare informatics company based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. TeraMedica’s software manages the storage and distribution of digital medical images as well as other clinical content across healthcare and hospital systems, gathering images from imaging devices or PACS, storing them, and distributing them to the point of patient care. TeraMedica’s technology gives physicians virtual access to image data. TeraMedica software uses an advanced enterprise-scale database and “intelligent”, or rules-based, business logic to deliver fast, efficient image management. For more information visit: www.teramedica.com.