MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Acuo Technologies with the 2011 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. Universal Clinical Platform (UCP), the company's market leading and patented enterprise product suite, is a leading clinical content IT middleware solution that provides end-to-end information lifecycle management. The product's flexibility and scalability facilitates its implementation in healthcare facilities seeking best-of-breed vendor neutral archiving and enterprise image management - the areas in which Acuo has established its market leadership.
UCP builds on Acuo's fine-tuned vendor neutral archiving (VNA) capabilities and leverages novel IT, including IT virtualization, storage abstraction, information lifecycle management, service oriented delivery and cloud computing. It delivers image management, archiving, workflow, data migration and analytics applications as Web services for enterprise-wide deployment.
"In recent years, Acuo has expanded its capabilities beyond DICOM into broader enterprise content management (ECM), as their DICOM Services Grid solution evolved into UCP, incorporating non-DICOM clinical content," says Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Nadim Daher. "The combination of DICOM and non-DICOM imaging and image-related data enables a true patient-centric and enterprise-oriented approach."
Acuo is also extremely efficient in consolidating images and information and utilizing the integrated platform to image-enable electronic medical records (EMR) and healthcare information exchanges (HIE). This helps providers distribute the imaging component across the various producers and users of medical imaging in the enterprise.
Acuo has an exceptional ability to aggregate, federate and synchronize the various picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and radiology information systems (RIS) as well as leverage its expertise with systems integration and interoperability, a core difference between true VNA providers and PACS-provided enterprise archives. Most importantly, it is the data intelligence layer that Acuo applies to the integrated imaging data that distinguishes it from its peers.
In addition to its thriving direct business, more than any other medical imaging informatics company, Acuo's business agility has allowed it to excel in establishing best-of-breed industry partnerships, working simultaneously with leading IT hardware, PACS, telecommunications and other healthcare IT vendors.
Acuo's local intelligent workflow capabilities, combining clinical and business analytics tools, enable providers to tap the 'big data' for increasing operational efficiency and enhancing patient outcomes. The virtualization of storage, network and application resources combined with a service-oriented delivery model allows providers to sync their medical imaging practice with any IT strategy adopted in the enterprise, including cloud computing.
"Acuo's Universal Clinical Platform protects access to 'liquid' data, providing a critical step in aligning the interests of healthcare providers, payers and patients," notes Daher. "By distributing relevant clinical information to the right stakeholders in a secure, fluid and controlled manner, Acuo allows IT providers to achieve high performance metrics while adhering to industry standards and conforming to the latest regulations."
Acuo Technologies will be in attendance at the SIIM 2012 Annual Meeting June 7th-10th in Orlando, FL. Also, look for them at the UK Radiological Congress 2012 June 25th -27th.
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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, visit www.acuotech.com.
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