Telemis to supply complete PACS to Groupement Radiologues Associés in Bordeaux.

Telemis to supply complete picture archiving and communication system (PACS) to Groupement Radiologues Associés in Bordeaux New projects ensure further investment by Telemis in services and innovation in the Aquitaine region Louvain-la-Neuve, (Belgium), 11. September 2017 – Telemis, the medical imaging, archiving and transmission specialist, announces that the Groupement Radiologues Associés in Bordeaux chose Telemis's Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), on top of EDL's RIS Xplore Web and Cheops Technology's IT infrastructure solutions, to renew its PACS system and implement exchange and sharing of medical images within their offices. After a detailed consultation and a competitive bid over the course of six months, the Groupement Radiologues Associés decided to entrust its management of medical images to Telemis. This group of twenty-six radiologists stretches across seven clinics and two radiology offices, and it covers all radiological specialties. The Groupement Radiologues Associés selected version 4.80 of the Telemis archiving software as well as image transmission platform that features advanced diagnostic mammography and comparison functionality alongside a new version of “nomade” for users of mobile devices. This version “nomade” - the sharing of medical imaging data between medical practitioners and within and between medical facilities – was a key requirement for this project. Telemis-Medical PACS 4.80 offers new tools to radiologists in specialized areas such as breast imaging as well as facilitating the comparison of images obtained from examinations conducted by other radiological disciplines. The latest version of the software can calculate the doubling time according to the RECIST analysis criteria and delivers instant fusion of image data obtained from multi-modal examinations. A re-designed viewing and treatment tool for DICOM-RT images will benefit radiation therapists by supporting collaboration and discussion across multiple disciplines. This new version 4.80 of Telemis-Medical PACS now offers native support for PDF DICOM files. Mr. Nicolas Thomas, Director of the Groupement Radiologues Associés said "The project to modernize our information system is part of the implementation of enhanced collaboration between our various sites. After a detailed tender and more than six months discussion, we decided to select Telemis, EDL and Cheops Technology. The solution proposed is intuitive and offers excellent possibilities for communication and exchange. It fully meets our multi-site needs." Philippe Mabille, General Manager of Telemis France added "With this project, Telemis builds its presence in the New Aquitaine region. We already have a large installed base in public institutions and now, Telemis is pleased to have also won the confidence of the Medical Imaging Group Bordeaux-Thiers and the SCM (Société Civile de Moyen) des Deux Rives of Bordeaux. These new projects encourage Telemis to further invest in the Aquitaine region in terms of services and innovation." Remote and tablet users will have access to the full power of the PACS visualization applications to assess imaging information from almost any location. The secure transfer of images to and from external parties, including general practitioners, brings an unprecedented flexibility and will improve patient care. 18/09/2017

MACS at the Rothschild Foundation - PARIS. How to organise medical multimedia?

OBSERVATION Modern medicine produces more and more multimedia content with every consultation. Although often associated with radiology, medical imaging today includes other disciplines, such as dermatology, ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology etc. These are just some examples of departments that generate large amounts of data (OCT, Visual field, ECG, EEG, wound photography, etc.) that the hospital must be able to acquire, store and archive. The need to respond to requests from each of these departments has, in the past, sometimes led those responsible for digital biomedical data to employ multiple, varied solutions. It is not uncommon today to see more than 200 different digital applications used in a single hospital. It seems natural to consolidate and simplify this diversity of applications into horizontal tools, common to all users and physicians in the hospital: not just for cost-related reasons, but also to simplify user training, interfacing and maintenance. HOW TO ORGANISE THIS NEW FLOW? Electronic patient records are a key component of modern hospitals, and are intended to be the backbone of hospital information. They are rarely designed to store, archive, and display content such as images, high-resolution video, and all other specialised imaging from medical devices, however. It is clear that databases and systems for storing large files are not designed in the same way, nor is structured text data. Based on a wealth of experience in medical image management for nearly 20 years, Telemis has developed a MACS system - Multimedia Archive and Communications System - which enables all hospital DICOM and non-DICOM multimedia to be retrieved. In practice, this system connects to various medical devices (ophthalmology, ECG, EEG, ultrasound, endoscopy, etc.) to continuously retrieve all output and integrate it to a single database. This does not simply mean integrating file formats, such as PDF, or expecting medical equipment to push information, but involves ongoing, detailed work to analyse each device, as well as its image production and potential compliance, cleaning the data produced so that it's ready for doctors to use, for optimum time-efficiency. This sometimes means consolidating several images into a single image (100 images to be consolidated to a single stack for ophthalmological OCT exams, for example), performing automatic rotation on some documents, identifying anatomic regions (left eye, right eye, based on PDF file names), and integrating read-only proprietary formats using a third-party tool. Not to mention the consequent work to retrieve the existing databases for consolidation and long-term archiving. This MACS system has already been implemented in several institutions. Philippe Rouilhac, Head of IT at the Rothschild Ophthalmological Foundation, testifies: "Outside of radiology, the domain of medical imaging is less standardized, less organized - in the IT sense of the word. We need an extremely flexible but extremely effective system, from an organisational perspective. This system must be able to handle the volume of patients treated at the Foundation, and the expertise of our practitioners. With such high requirements (more than 1,200 ophthalmology consultations a day), connecting a department to MACS is a human and technological project, with specific, essential support." And in conclusion: "Today, MACS, along with patient records, is a major and essential mainstay of everyday operations. It significantly simplifies management, maintenance and archiving tasks." In addition, the all-inclusive approach adopted by Telemis in terms of service, enables total control over all costs and deployments. CONCLUSION Modern hospitals must have three complementary elements: DPI for structured data, an image storing system, and a document store for the rest. MACS enable various multimedia formats, now an integral part of the "patient record", to be managed. Connected to each other, these two elements simplify life for users, and enable them to save precious time. This combined software reduces research and training time to a minimum, as well as the support and maintenance required for users, all while reliably archiving the data. The keywords of this philosophy are flexibility, integration and cost-containment.     24/08/2017

Telemis extends PACS capabilities with new mammographic module and enhanced comparative monitoring.

Telemis extends PACS capabilities with new mammographic module and enhanced comparative monitoring    Version 4.8 of image archiving and transmission platform combines new tools for radiologists with advanced features and mobile connectivity    Louvain-la-Neuve, (Belgium), 10. November 2016 – Telemis, the medical imaging, archiving and transmission specialist, has launched the next generation of its PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) software. Version 4.8 of the Telemis-Medical archiving software and image transmission platform features improved diagnostic mammography and comparison functionality alongside powerful visualization capabilities for users of mobile devices. The new version also further simplifies sharing of medical imaging data between medical practitioners and within and between medical facilities.   Telemis-Medical PACS 4.8 offers new tools to radiologists in specialized areas such as breast imaging as well as facilitating improved comparative monitoring of images obtained from examinations conducted by other radiological disciplines. The mammographic diagnosis module has been completely revised to enable the intelligent and efficient management of digital tomosynthesis images and to improve the management of multi-modal display data.     The new version of the software can calculate the doubling time according to the RECIST analysis criteria and delivers instant fusion of image data obtained from multi-modal examinations.  A re-designed viewing and treatment tool for DICOM-RT images will benefit radiation therapists by supporting collaboration and discussion across multiple disciplines. Telemis-Medical PACS 4.8 also now offers native support for PDF DICOM files.   In developing the latest version of its software, Telemis has continued its focus on communication and mobility. Tablet users have access to the full power of visualization applications to assess imaging information from multiple locations. This includes secure transfer of images to and from external parties, including home doctors.    Telemis Group CEO, Stephane Ketelaer, states: “In this new release we combine advances in specialist areas with the ability to transfer images to tools outside of the PACS environment, while facilitating greater communication between specialists. Using the latest version, health care professionals can go beyond simply transmitting images to provide full medical contexts using secure communications that do not compromise patient confidentiality.”   Telemis-Medical PACS version 4.8 will be launched at the Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA) being held in Chicago from 27th November to 2nd December 2016. As in previous years, Telemis will use the RSNA event to present its latest prototypes and cutting-edge technologies. Visitors can share their views with Telemis developers and engineers, discuss the benefits of the various concepts presented during the show, and vote for their favourite technology prototypes. The concepts that receive the most votes at the show are likely to be incorporated into future versions of Telemis-Medical PACS.   14/11/2016

Telemis announces 14th year of consecutive profitability, pays down debt and lays foundation for future growth.

Strong balance sheet, ongoing investment and new projects provide basis for increased revenues   Louvain-la-Neuve, (Belgium), 8. September 2016 – Telemis, the medical imaging, archiving and transmission specialist, has announced results for its 2015 – 2016 financial year that show a fourteenth consecutive year of profitability and a significant strengthening of the balance sheet. At the same time, the company confirms it is anticipating further growth of its PACs business in the 2016 – 2017 financial year.     In a year that saw the company pay down 38% of its debt, the latest results record a pre-tax profit of €323,631 on revenues of €6,838,864. The company’s balance sheet remains strong with equity in excess of €6.5 million.   During the financial year Telemis announced a new version of its PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) software that provides a number of new tools for radiologists. PACS 4.7 offers a 4-dimensional magnetic resonance examination viewer, integrated "tumor follow-up" capabilities, and a more efficient volume measurement tracking system. The work of clinicians has been further simplified through the availability of 3D visualization and the ability to transfer 360° medical imaging.   Significant among the company’s implementation successes are its ability to address the particularly demanding performance, functionality and service requirements of university teaching hospitals such as CHU (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire) Limoges. The Telemis-Medical PACS system at this 2010-bed facility has received very high levels of positive user feedback in terms of both the PACS technology and the support provided by Telemis.     The latest results were announced at the Telemis Group’s annual shareholder meeting, where Stephane Ketelaer, Telemis Group CEO, characterized the year as one of consolidation, stating: “We managed to achieve our fourteenth consecutive year of profitability despite noticeably tougher trading conditions that included budget restrictions in a number of our key markets. We took the opportunity to strengthen our balance sheet by paying down debt, we continued to invest significantly in R&D, and we secured a number of new projects.”   He added: “With revenue from many new projects being recorded in the coming financial year, plus our strengthening presence in the ‘CHU’ arena – combined with the additional benefits that the latest Telemis-Medical PACS solution can offer medical facilities around the world - we look forward to using our solid financial position to support our ongoing global business growth in 2016 – 2017 and beyond.”   19/09/2016

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