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eMix Nationwide Beta Trials include Soldotna Facility

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eMix, a new business venture incubated by DR Systems, announced a partial list of medical facilities across the country that are participating in beta trials of eMix, the cloud-based technology for sharing imaging studies and reports.

"eMix users are discovering that suddenly the answer has arrived, and it's faster and easier than anyone could have imagined."

The institutions are:

* Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (Santa Barbara, Calif.)

* Radiology Specialty Imaging (Long Beach, Calif.)

* Harborview Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.)

* Advanced Medical Imaging, Bremerton (Silverdale, Wash.)

* Northwest Radiologists (Bellingham, Wash.)

* Washington Imaging Services, LLC (Bellevue, Wash.)

* Central Peninsula Hospital (Soldotna, Alaska)

* Glendive Medical Center (Glendive, Mont.)

* St. Vincent Healthcare (Billings, Mont.)

* Sumner Regional Medical Center (Gallatin, Tenn.)

* Halifax Health Medical Center (Daytona Beach, Fla.)

These 11 beta sites are geographically diverse and also demonstrate the scalability of eMix with a variety of facility types taking part in the trials -- from hospitals and medical centers to imaging centers and radiology practices.

eMix is a vendor-neutral solution to the challenge of securely sharing electronic medical image and report data. Among the 11 facilities, PACS by 7 different vendors are involved in the beta tests. Those picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) are from AMICAS, DR Systems, Fuji, GE Centricity, GE Centricity-IW, Phillips, and Sectra.

"This wide range of facilities, settings and PACS highlights many of eMix's strong points," said Florent Saint-Clair, Product Manager for eMix. "This process shows that eMix works seamlessly with any PACS, has a per-use and subscription pricing structure that is scalable to any size institution, and doesn't require sophisticated IT resources to oversee the process."

eMix, which stands for Electronic Medical Information Exchange, enables secure sharing of images and reports between disparate institutions and physicians via the Internet. It also can help facilitate associating patient images to electronic medical records (EMRs) and patients' personal health records (PHRs). This interoperable technology eliminates the need for the provider facility to burn CDs, print films, or fax reports.

Using eMix is as simple as using email. "The medical community has been trying to solve the problem of how to securely share imaging data for a very long time," said Saint-Clair. "eMix users are discovering that suddenly the answer has arrived, and it's faster and easier than anyone could have imagined."

About eMix
eMix is a new business venture incubated by DR Systems, one of the most respected names in healthcare information systems. Electronic Medical Information Exchange (eMix) is cloud-based technology developed for sharing medical imaging studies and reports between disparate healthcare facilities and physicians with the speed and simplicity of email. eMix will also facilitate the inclusion of patient images into electronic medical records (EMRs) and patients' personal healthcare records (PHRs).

eMix will follow up the B-to-B (business-to-business) capability with the launch of a patient portal for B-to-C (business-to-consumer) data exchanges later in 2010, as well as a long-term storage feature with highly flexible user-driven storage rules and options.

For more information, visit www.eMix.com or call 877-EMIX-MED (877-364-9633).

About DR Systems, Inc.
DR Systems, Inc. is the leading independent provider of enterprise imaging and information management systems for hospitals, integrated healthcare networks and diagnostic imaging centers. For more than 17 years, the company has helped over 600 hospitals and imaging center sites lower their cost of operation by improving management of patient information, eliminating film costs, and increasing workflow speed, while providing better clinical quality and patient care. For more information, visit www.dominator.com or call 800-794-5955.

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