Press Release

Cross-Enterprise, Virtual Archive Supports HIE NHIN Gateway,
Produces and Acquires Continuity of Care Records

DALLAS, TX and CHICAGO, IL, November 28, 2010 – BRIT Systems’ browser-based Roentgen Works vendor neutral archive (VNA) now supports a Health Information Exchange (HIE) National Health Information Network (NHIN) Gateway for patient and document discovery, document retrieval and document submission. The company also announced new capabilities to produce and acquire Continuity of Care Records (CCRs). The cross-enterprise, virtual Roentgen Works VNA will be demonstrated in BRIT’s booth 4225 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) being held November 28 to December 2 in Chicago.

Roentgen Works VNA now includes a master patient index (MPI) for acquiring a patient’s data within an enterprise and/or an HIE. From either a browser or an iPad*, users have a single source for viewing all imaging studies, documents and patient CCRs, cross-enterprise. Roentgen Works VNA is designed to provide low-cost services that can be deployed via fast “cloud” implementations accessed by browsers. It supports a pure browser-based medical image viewer for legacy PACS and DICOM archives. It also integrates readily with EMRs.

As a virtual archive, Roentgen Works VNA extends the capabilities of legacy PACS/RIS by adding a Web browser and iPad for access to studies, reports, and CCR information cross-enterprise. It also supports critical results reporting and ER discordance.

"When installing a virtual archive, it is the perfect opportunity to implement a system that provides cross-enterprise capability and adds regulatory driven tools benefitting the entire organization,” says Shelly Fisher, President, BRIT Systems. “It should also enhance referring physician and patient communication with support of browser-based viewers, iPads and patient portals. This is an ideal way for radiology to add real value to the enterprise."

The NHIN is part of a broader health IT strategy of the Health and Human Services Administration that is intended to provide a secure, national and interoperable health information infrastructure.

About BRIT Systems:
BRIT Systems is a technology company that provides custom, turn-key solutions for PACS, RIS and teleradiology, including ASP solutions. Founded in 1993 with the goal of providing affordable PACS based on standards, BRIT designs and deploys high-quality PACS/RIS based on the company's comprehensive understanding of radiology departments, medical imaging, networks, DICOM integration, security and highly-available computer systems. BRIT is an employee-owned corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas. More information can be found at www.brit.com.

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Massat Media
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