SOURCE: Viztek, LLC

Viztek, LLC

January 07, 2015 09:01 ET

Viztek Announces FDA Approval of Exa PACS

First PACS to Enable Zero Footprint Full-Featured Diagnostic Viewing

GARNER, NC--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2015) - Viztek, a digital radiology and health IT innovator, today announced the FDA approval of its Exa PACS. Completely web-based and compatible with all devices and operating systems, the Exa PACS delivers significant efficiency and productivity benefits to hospitals, imaging centers and teleradiology groups via unprecedented PACS accessibility and utility for end users.

"The major technological innovations of our time -- from iPods to smartphones -- dramatically redefined the acceptable technology standard, and Exa from Viztek has done that for radiology PACS," said Steve Deaton, Vice President, Viztek. "Making zero footprint technology and server-side rendering a reality for all diagnostic viewing, the Viztek Exa delivers the needed trio of convenience, security and diagnostic quality that is truly disruptive in radiology."

Harnessing True Zero Footprint & Server-Side Rendering
Exa's zero footprint technology allows the viewer to be fully operational within a web browser, eliminating the requirement to install additional programs that traditional viewers need. Viztek was the first PACS provider to license the zero footprint technology. Additionally, the powerful pairing with server-side rendering allows for physicians to bypass the delays of prefetching or auto-routing to instantaneously open large studies, which -- along with Exa's user-friendly interface -- enables a faster, streamlined workflow. The server-side rendering also enables Exa to provide physicians with immediate access from any location with full diagnostic quality viewing and advanced utility, with nearly any level of Internet connection. The enhanced accessibility without sacrifice to full functionality helps Exa ensure radiologists and referring physicians remain as effective as ever in interpreting studies and providing diagnosis.

While the diagnostic benefits are key for radiologists, Exa also provides significant benefits for the IT department. In hospital settings, where radiology departments commonly rely on 1000-slice CT, digital mammography and other modalities generating significant files sizes of 600MB and larger, the relief provided via Exa is substantial and cost-effective. The server-side rendering of the PACS eliminates the need for radiology departments to transfer large data sets around, significantly reducing strain on the greater hospital network while alleviating organizations from the costs of needing to bolster their networks.

"Inspired by the best in software design across several industries, Exa was developed to deliver the maximum clinical and technological benefits for both radiology and IT," said Deaton. "Exa is more than simply an advancement for radiology -- it's a big step forward for healthcare technology and care delivery altogether."

Beyond PACS to EHR
The Viztek Exa PACS works in tandem with the Exa EHR, which has bundled all essential components of the radiology workflow process including PACS, practice management, billing, order entry, radiology reports, patient portals and other software product currently delivered by the company. Completely web-based and available on any browser, the Exa PACS and Exa EHR are flexible, secure solutions that provide an efficient workflow and smoother referral process for all parties.

The recently upgraded Exa PACS platform is now commercially available. For more information or a product demonstration, call 800-366-5343.

To learn more about the benefits of Exa, visit www.viztek.net.

About Viztek
Viztek is a leading provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions to better image-enable the healthcare enterprise. All Viztek solutions -- including PACS, RIS, EHR and DR, deliver advanced connectivity and functionality, and are backed by comprehensive training and support for the hospital and private practice markets. For any-size facilities, from large healthcare organizations to community hospitals and imaging centers, Viztek enables greater efficiency and productivity through state-of-the-art technologies and continuous, smart innovation. For more information, visit www.viztek.net.

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