International Medical Solutions (IMS), a Microsoft partner, announces a technology that will enable radiologists and other healthcare clinicians to access, view, and share their medical images that have been ingested into the cloud using Microsoft’s Medical Imaging Server for DICOM.
IMS CloudVue is a technology to access, view, and share medical images in the cloud on any device. Since many medical procedures rely on imaging for diagnostics and treatment, enabling radiologists to access high-resolution images in the cloud on any device (desktop, laptop, mobile phone, or tablet) with no cloud latency or application installs has been vital. IMS’ end-to-end technology provides business continuity and efficient health information exchange so radiologists can effectively review patient images and share their findings remotely.
In addition, IMS is also developing CloudSync, which is a front-end plug-and-play solution. It works out of the box and enables radiology sites to transition to the cloud using a service like the Medical Imaging Server for DICOM and still use their legacy on-premises workstations on DICOM viewers. Healthcare practitioners can benefit from security measures associated with built-in redundancies for disaster recovery and continue to use their legacy PACS workstations.
Microsoft’s Medical Imaging Server for DICOM, which IMS is using, is an open-source solution recently released by Microsoft that allows for ingestion and persistence of medical images in the cloud. It also allows developers to bridge the gap between clinical inputs found in FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource) and medical images in DICOM.
‘IMS has been working closely with Microsoft and others to address unmet needs for hospitals and healthcare clinicians who want cost-effective, easy-to-implement, device-agnostic, and highly secure solutions that will improve their workflow and provide an accurate diagnosis for patients. We believe our cloud-native platforms and ability to innovate quickly will transform the way medical images are read, interpreted, and stored for many years to come,” says Vittorio Accomazzi, CTO of IMS.
“IMS CloudVue is one of the first cloud-native technologies to enable the remote, seamless, and instant view of linked medical images from DICOM using the Medical Imaging Server for DICOM. CloudVue provides healthcare clinicians and researchers the ability to view and share medical imaging data in a highly secure cloud environment—anywhere they can get access to an internet connection,” adds Steven Borg, director, health cloud and data, AI and research at Microsoft.