13 Oct Teramedica Signs Deal With Mayo Clinic – Digital Imaging solution improves healthcare
MILWAUKEE, Wi – Teramedica, a Milwaukee based company founded in April 2002 that develops enterprise software that manages the storage and distribution of digital medical images across the healthcare enterprise has announced that it has reached an agreement with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to purchase and deploy TeraMEDICA’s Intelligent Image Manager (TI2m) software. This new technology will enable the Mayo Clinic the capability to make its digital image data available to other Mayo facilities.
The TI2m product is an enterprise archive software solution designed to capture data from imaging devices or picture archiving and communication systems (PACS), store the digital images, and make them available for delivery to the point of patient care across the healthcare enterprise
According to Dr. Chris Hanna, Teramedica’s CEO, “Patients benefit from this software because physicians can have access to digital image data from outside their own departments, hospitals, and healthcare systems. For example, if a patient previously had an MRI exam at Mayo Clinic and required care in another part of the world, the physician at the new point of patient care could access that MRI in seconds. The result is the ability to obtain a more complete and accurate medical history more efficiently.”
Dr. Hanna added that the market demand for an enterprise archive system is growing due to the growth in the volume of digital medical imaging data and the spread of digital diagnostic imaging procedures in clinical departments beyond radiology.
“Sophisticated imaging procedures are producing more images per study, and, in the case of 3D and 4D studies, more data per image. The result is a flood of data that is overwhelming the data storage components of traditional PACS,” Dr. Hanna said.
Teramedica is a privately held venture whose investors include Mason Wells of Milwaukee, Beecken Petty of Chicago, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board and the Mayo Foundation for Medical Research and Education.