handshake_1Pro Medicus subsidiary Visage Imaging Inc, San Diego, has signed a seven-year contract with University of Florida Health, located in Northern Florida.

Under terms of the agreement, the Visage 7 Enterprise Imaging Platform will be used for primary diagnosis across UF Health, enabling clinical distribution of diagnostic images to thousands of physicians throughout the UF Health care network. Visage 7 enables enterprise imaging with thin-client, server-side processing technology, in addition to simple mobile access to imaging results via Visage Ease.

“After 18 to 24 months of careful analysis by a team of technologists, physicists, radiologists and clinical providers we are happy to be working with Visage to provide the visualization component of our new enterprise imaging?solution,” said Anthony A. Mancuso, M.D., professor and chairman, UF College of Medicine department of radiology. “We are extremely pleased with Visage’s server-side rendering architecture, which allows for the transfer and manipulation of images by all those with a need to access images to rapidly and completely arrive at proper medical decisions.

Images can be securely accessed using handheld devices, as well as fixed workstations.

“We anticipate Visage will markedly improve the efficiency of our clinical providers in their outpatient environment and will allow more effective radiologist to clinical provider communication in high acuity situations,” Mancuso said.

Based on a hybrid licensing payment model, the contract includes UF Shands opting for a capital model and UF Jacksonville choosing the operational/transaction-based option.

“This is another significant milestone for us in the enterprise university hospital market and is further proof that our Visage 7 technology has the functionality, scalability and flexibility to meet even the most demanding requirements of a large, distributed university health system such as UF Health,” said Sam Hupert, CEO of Visage Imaging said.

Over the past 12 months, Visage has scored numerous major contracts, including a six-year contract with a large US health network, a seven-year deal with regional health network WellSpan Health, and a five-year contract with New York radiology group Zwanger-Pesiri.

UF Health includes two health campuses: UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla, incorporating UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, and UF Health Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla.

For more information, visit Visage.

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