Summary: Konica Minolta Healthcare and Apollo Enterprise Imaging Corp. have partnered to integrate Apollo’s clinical content repository, arcc, into the Exa Platform, which includes PACS, RIS, and billing. This collaboration uses AWS HealthImaging to improve clinical workflows and interoperability across healthcare departments.

Key Takeaways:

  • The partnership enhances the Exa Platform with Apollo’s arcc, enabling secure, comprehensive access to clinical content across departments.
  • Collaboration with AWS ensures high performance, reliability, security, and scalability for the integrated healthcare solution.

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas announced a partnership with Apollo Enterprise Imaging Corp. to provide a comprehensive clinical workflow solution integrated with the Exa Platform.

Enhanced Interoperability with Exa Platform

The Exa Platform integrates PACS, RIS, and billing with a single database across all modules. This partnership allows Exa Platform customers to securely acquire, manage, and access all clinical content through arcc, the Apollo Repository for Clinical Content. It unites patient information across clinical specialties, including data from non-DICOM devices, into a comprehensive, image-enabled electronic medical record (EMR).

Cloud-Based Integration with AWS

Konica Minolta and Apollo are working with AWS to integrate the Exa Platform and arcc using AWS HealthImaging (AHI). This collaboration enables Konica Minolta and Apollo to provide workflow software and clinical functionality, while AWS manages the infrastructure, including Platform as a Service (PaaS). Customers benefit from a more comprehensive solution.

Efficiency and Secure Access

The Exa Platform provides a single database and single application across all modules, driving efficiencies and eliminating redundancies. Fast, secure access to images from anywhere using Server-Side Rendering and a Diagnostic Zero Footprint Viewer with full toolsets is a hallmark of the Exa Platform.

“Our partnership with Apollo brings together two industry leading Healthcare IT solution providers with a shared vision of interoperability, enabling our customers with seamless access to all their clinical data,” says Kevin Chlopecki, chief operating officer, Konica Minolta Healthcare HCIT. “With Apollo and Konica Minolta having an existing partnership with AWS, customers benefit from a unified cloud platform ensuring high performance, reliability, security and scalability.”

arcc’s Role in Clinical Workflows

arcc manages clinical workflows that a VNA or viewer alone cannot handle. It organizes and makes medical imaging data accessible across multiple departments. By consolidating image viewing onto a unified interface, arcc streamlines workflows, enhances efficiency, and fosters collaboration throughout the healthcare system.

“We look forward to collaborating with Konica Minolta Healthcare,” says Mark Newburger, Apollo founder and CEO. “This partnership will enable us to offer a complete multidisciplinary medical imaging ecosystem by integrating our innovative VNA and digital asset management platform with Konica Minolta Healthcare’s diagnostic imaging expertise.”