Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health’s Vue Cloud, a healthcare imaging cloud service based on the Carestream Clinical Collaboration Platform, now manages more than 26 billion images in public and private cloud data centers around the world.

Carestream will be showcasing this technology at the upcoming HIMSS conference in Las Vegas.

Healthcare enterprises, radiology imaging centers, and hospitals of all sizes continue to select Carestream’s Vue Cloud Services over competing cloud solutions due to its increased security, comprehensive functionality, and affordable cost. It equips desktop and mobile users with rapid, easy access to patients’ medical images and radiology reports.

Carestream is a leader in public and private cloud solutions in Europe and Latin America, and is operating this service in other countries such as the United States, Canada, and China.

Vue Cloud Services enable customers to access Carestream’s Clinical Collaboration Platform, driven by a unified backend that provides image and workflow management and vendor-neutral archiving as well as advanced multimedia and interactive reporting capabilities. The unified backend includes security, data protection, and disaster recovery for multiple types of clinical data and standards such as DICOM, PDF, JPEG, and XDS.

Vue Cloud Viewing Services allow direct access to reports and imaging studies by physicians. It also offers secure, zero-footprint access for distribution and reading by remote physicians with Carestream’s Vue Motion enterprise viewer—a KLAS 2018 category leader.

All services can be fully integrated with a facility’s electronic medical record.

“Our ability to optimize cloud performance and collaborate with firms like Intel is paying off with increased demand from healthcare providers across the globe,” says Ludovic d’Aprea, Carestream’s general manager for healthcare information solutions. “We are expanding the capabilities of our Clinical Collaboration Platform to be more powerful than ever with advances such as an orchestrated workflow. We are also adding new data centers, including one in China, and more countries are expected to adopt our platform in 2018.”

Cloud services offer advantages for facilities of all sizes because they deliver high-performance applications with a predictable fee that eliminates the need for a large capital investment and continuous maintenance, management, and technology upgrades.