Agilex, a contractor for the federal government, has been selected to develop a Web and Mobile Application Image Viewing solution for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The system will build upon Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD enterprise image viewer to provide remote access to radiological images via desktop and mobile devices, including iOS and Android. The system is intended to increase the speed of diagnosis and treatment while expanding telehealth options.
“VA is a leader in the use of mHealth technologies to connect patients and healthcare services anywhere, changing the traditional facility-based healthcare model,” said Wyatt Smith, MD, vice president of Agilex. “By applying this same model for clinicians, diagnostic images will become more readily accessible, improving clinician efficiency and care quality.”
The system integrates with VA’s VistA clinical systems and the VA Mobile Framework (VAMF), bypassing the constraints of traditional PACS. The system is FDA-cleared and CE-marked.
“The US Department of Veterans Affairs has defined many of the best practices for the use of technology to improve the delivery of quality care,” said Pierre Lemire, president and CTO at Calgary Scientific Inc. “Their adoption of ResolutionMD will allow clinicians to collaborate more effectively with the assurance of using diagnostically accredited technology throughout the diagnosis and treatment process and leverage mobility to work with other providers and patients, providing better care from anywhere.”