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FDA Clears Box DICOM Viewer as Class II Medical Device
LAS VEGAS, NV – April 29, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/ — HIMSS16 – Box (NYSE:BOX), the leading enterprise content management platform, today announced a new solution to transform how healthcare providers work. Tailored specifically for hospitals, this new solution leverages Box to streamline referral management, enable medical professionals to view and share DICOM files (like X-rays, CT Scans and Ultrasounds), reduce manual faxing and scanning, and provide access to critical data that is too often trapped in proprietary, hospital-based enterprise systems. Box also announced that the Box DICOM Viewer is now generally available and has been FDA cleared as a Class II Medical Device, enabling it to be used for diagnostic purposes.
“Since we launched Box for Healthcare in the fall of 2014, we’ve helped leading hospitals like MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Health and Mount Sinai Health System manage and secure critical information, coordinate care, and streamline research,” said Missy Krasner, Managing Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Box. “Hospitals have unique business and compliance challenges around collaborating on data and this new solution will help healthcare providers leverage the cloud to ease the burdens of data sharing within the enterprise and across healthcare systems.”
The new Box for Healthcare solution addresses data sharing and transfer issues for healthcare providers by providing the following services:
“Even though the healthcare industry is still very reliant on on-premise storage, we identified the cloud as a must-have technology over three years ago because of its agility,” said David Baker, VP of IT at St. Joseph Health. “Box has become a primary mode of data storage and collaboration throughout our system and embracing solutions for sharing medical images within Box will only speed up coordination of radiology exams. We are very excited to see Box invest in this area.”
“Despite our industry’s significant investment in electronic health records and the growing use for clinical care coordination, we are still overly reliant on scanning and faxing for referrals into and out of health systems,” said Aneesh Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer, White House and Box special advisor. “As a pioneer in secure enterprise cloud collaboration, Box is addressing these challenges by integrating DIRECT messaging to digitize paper-based workflows and develop more efficient ways for health systems to capture and transfer patient data.”
To make the sharing of clinical imaging studies even easier, Box is deepening its integration with TigerText, the leading HIPAA compliant messaging solution for hospitals and doctors. Powered by the TigerConnect developer platform, the new integration will allow physicians using TigerText to receive and collaborate around clinical imaging studies stored in Box from the TigerText mobile interface. Within the TigerText mobile interface, physicians will be able to collaborate on X-rays and other images and other images for immediate wet reads or curbside consults.
“As the leading messaging solution for hospitals across the nation, we are excited to deepen our integration with Box around their new Box DICOM Viewer,” said Itamar Kandel, President of the TigerConnect, business unit of TigerText. “Leveraging our APIs, Box will give doctors the ability to access imaging studies on their mobile phones via the Box DICOM Viewer. This enhances our ability to provide important clinical information in a secure format at the point-of-care.”
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