Medical imaging specialist Telemis expands European operations with Swiss subsidiary.

New company supports significant demand for PACS implementations in Switzerland. Telemis, the medical imaging company specialising in PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) solutions, has further expanded its European operations by opening a new subsidiary in Switzerland. Based in Neuchâtel, Telemis SA/AG has been created to address growing demand for the company’s PACS technologies from public and private sector medical facilities. The new Swiss office joins the group’s other registered European offices in Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg, and comes two years after Telemis started working in Switzerland. During that time a growing number of Swiss health care professionals - including radiologists, clinicians and doctors – have started to use Telemis-Medical systems in their daily lives to access, analyse, compare and share radiographic examinations and nuclear medicine imaging. From the start Telemis has offered public and private Swiss healthcare facilities a comprehensive range of imaging technologies, including integrated PACS and RIS (radiology information system) solutions. One of the company’s first successes was the implementation of a PACS system to give general practitioners in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel instant access to patient radiography data via secure web portals. As a result, the use of film, paper and CD-ROMs in the area has almost been eliminated. The new Telemis subsidiary will support the ongoing growth of the company’s business in Switzerland while maintaining the highest possible levels of service to existing and new customers alike. Telemis CEO, Stephane Ketelaer, comments: "The Swiss organization underlines our ongoing commitment to the Swiss market, which has become increasingly important over the last two years. The new subsidiary is also in line with our international expansion strategy to build on the success in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Italy that has seen over 180 sites successfully installed and serviced." Telemis customers are also pleased with the news, as Dr. Anne-Françoise Roud, the medical director of Hôpital neuchâtelois confirms: "I’m delighted that Telemis has chosen to open a Swiss office. Even with modern communications close proximity between customers and suppliers is desirable for creating strong relationships. And though our solution is fully deployed, a Telemis presence in Switzerland will no doubt provide continuity in the business relationship; it will also help with the implementation evolution, by integrating a host of smaller features that reflect the uniqueness of the Swiss market." Christian Isch, Project Manager PACS/RIS of Hôpital neuchâtelois, adds: "With the Internet and remote connections physical proximity of the supplier may seem unnecessary when providing a maintenance service. However, choosing to establish a subsidiary shows that Telemis wants to take its Swiss relationships further and offer the local human contact that makes all the difference." 24/01/2013

Telemis introduces next-generation 4.4 PACS software.

New 'Easy' & 'Everywhere' software features deliver comprehensive comparison, sharing and mobility functions Telemis, the specialist in medical imaging solutions, is launching a new version of its popular Picture Archiving and Communication Software (PACS) at the Journées Françaises de Radiologie (JFR) exhibition and congress in Paris. Telemis-Medical PACS version 4.4 now features simplified comparison of previous images, improved sharing capabilities, and new functions that support mobile access. The new 4.4 PACS developed by Telemis is built around two key concepts: 'Easy' and 'Everywhere'. Easy: For many years now, Telemis has highlighted its mono and multimodal comparison capabilities. The new version includes instant comparison features that simplify patient assessments, speed oncological observations and follow-up, and help with comparative interpretation of ICU imaging (Intensive Care Unit). Everywhere: Access to remote images via teleradiology or through a simple consultation with a family doctor is already a daily reality for users of Telemis PACS. Version 4.4 brings further significant advances in terms of remote viewing and streaming of captured images and reports. Furthermore the updated TM-Publisher Web - a regional image distribution solution from Telemis - now has an interface optimized for tablets including the iPad 3 and devices running on Android 4.0. Telemis has also made major improvements in the area of multi-planar reconstruction (MPR) and the overlay of the PT / CT images used in nuclear medicine. In addition a new "pause" mode allows radiologists to easily pause and resume work, giving them greater flexibility when, for example, handling interruptions, responding to requests from colleagues or taking time out to perform other job functions. Telemis CEO, Stephane Ketelaer, said: "The ability for medical professionals to quickly and easily access, share and compare relevant files, images and videos from as many places and on as many devices as possible speeds patient diagnosis and treatment. The additional functionalities built in version 4.4 of Telemis-Medical PACS address these requirements, making it simpler for medical staff to do what they do best." As with previous years, Telemis is using this year's Journées Françaises de Radiologie to showcase its latest prototypes and forward-looking technologies. Visitors have the opportunity to exchange their views with Telemis R&D engineers, discuss the benefits of the concepts on show, and vote for their favourite prototype technologies. Telemis is likely to include in future PACS versions the technology concepts that receive the strongest support at this year's event. 19/10/2012

Medical imaging specialist Telemis announces management buy-out.

Telemis, the medical imaging company specialising in PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) solutions, announces it has completed a management buy-out from Nivelinvest, Sopartec (UCL) and several private investors. The investors realised a significant financial return on their 14 year investment. Telemis was created in 1999 as a start-up from advanced university research. It is an international high-tech medical company based in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium with offices in Paris, Toulouse, Turin and Luxembourg. Telemis' product line aims to assist hospitals, clinics and private practices to manage digital medical imaging and to eliminate the need for X-ray film, thereby reducing costs and increasing the quality of the care provided. Telemis worked with Merodis as financial advisors on the management buy-out and restructuring of its shareholding. As part of the new structure, Stephane Ketelaer will retain his role as CEO for Telemis and his focus for the company will be to drive forward plans for geographic expansion and the company's investment in R&D. "The management buyout allows Telemis to secure its long-term future financially and to focus on its plans to continue to develop PACS, telemedicine and teleradiology systems for customers worldwide," said Ketelaer. "We are very grateful to the support given to us over the last 14 years by Nivelinvest, Sopartec and also our private investors. Telemis already has an installed base of nearly 200 hospitals and health institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and would not be in such a strong position now without their investment and support in us." The management team will include the original investors and founders, Stephane Ketelaer, CEO, Patrice Roulive, COO and Bruno Piscaglia, CTO, as well as investors Pierre Mottet and Georges Walckiers. 10/10/2012

Tenth consecutive profitable year for Telemis as expansion and PACS technology developments continue.

Telemis, the specialist in medical imaging solutions, has reported today its tenth consecutive profitable year as a result of a successful strategy that has seen continued European expansion and ongoing R&D investment. Consolidated net earnings for 2011 - 2012 were €587,649 on a consolidated turnover of €7,515,194 up from €6,841,952 in the previous year. Telemis continued to operate with minimum balance sheet debt, with total assets worth over €10.3 million and cash reserves of €4.4 million. The company's flagship Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) now includes support for HD video formats, providing an integrated solution for the sharing, archiving, retrieval and editing of digital images, high-definition video and other multimedia files. Telemis also added Cloud data storage to its service offering. Built into version 4.3 of Telemis-Medical PACS, this technology provides secure storage and access to data such as PET/CT scans whilst meeting all patient-data handling requirements imposed by local or national authorities. These financial results were unveiled at the recent annual shareholders' meeting where Stephane Ketelaer, CEO of the Telemis group, said: "Thanks to our strong balance sheet and continued profitability, Telemis remains in an excellent position to pursue its growth strategy and expand into new markets. The company is eying further geographic expansion in 2012-2013 as demand for innovative medical technologies from our portfolio remains strong". In terms of research & development, Telemis is committed to a new 5-year investment program to improve its PACS architecture. This should deliver increased customer satisfaction and better functionalities to help medical specialists work together more efficiently. 08/08/2012


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