Mercy’s imaging archive will be one of the largest in North America
SAN DIEGO, CA, July 31, 2018 – Visage Imaging, Inc. (“Visage”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has announced that it has signed a 7-year contract with Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive. Visage 7 Open Archive is a core module of the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform, closely coupling the open storage of medical images and multimedia to Visage 7 providing unmatched performance and interoperability.
The contract will see Visage 7 Open Archive implemented across the Mercy health system, which is the fifth largest Catholic health system in the U.S., spanning 4 states. Project scope includes the migration of over 25M diagnostic imaging exams, encompassing 800TB, from the current Mercy archive to Visage 7 Open Archive, making it one of the largest medical imaging archives in North America. The project began in late June 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of FY2019.
“This is an industry defining deal for us,” said Dr. Sam Hupert, CEO of Visage Imaging. “We introduced our archive to the North American market because we saw the need for a scalable, interoperable, high performance archive which we felt was not being adequately addressed by others. This deal validates our strategy.”
“Last year, we implemented Visage 7 across Mercy, eliminating 9 separate legacy PACS,” said Gil Hoffman, CIO, Mercy Technology Services. “Now, by extending our use of Visage, we can provide high availability of our imaging system for always-on patient care, and maximize strategic capabilities in a single platform.”
Dr. Hupert added, “With Mercy, Visage set a new standard for an implementation of their size. This deal builds on that foundation. Our goal is to be the single enterprise imaging platform for all medical images and multimedia within the healthcare enterprise and this is a very significant step in that direction, one which we will continue to build on.”