VIDISTAR ENHANCES ITS ULTRASOUND IMAGE REVIEW AND REPORTING CAPABILITIES WITH PHILI

VIDISTAR ENHANCES ITS ULTRASOUND IMAGE REVIEW AND REPORTING CAPABILITIES WITH PHILI

Will increase efficiencies for clinicians and enhance accuracy

Greenville, SC —June 21, 2013— VidiStar® LLC, is pleased to announce that it provides an interface to QLAB, proprietary ultrasound software from Philips. Facilities using Philips ultrasound systems will now benefit from the availability of Philips’ QLAB advanced 2D and 3D ultrasound quantification tools within the VidiStar application, delivering efficiency benefits for clinicians and enhancing the accuracy of “We are committed to supporting interoperability with other vendors, and VidiStar’s interface to our QLAB ultrasound application is a manifestation of our connected workflow strategy,” said Neal Grotenhuis, product manager, Ultrasound IT, for Philips Healthcare. “We recognize that not all customers will have a single vendor lab and are more likely to choose equipment from vendors who work with each other to improve connected workflow. Having a customer-focused approach and a cooperative strategy with other vendors allows clinicians to choose equipment that best meets their needs based on clinical features, value and workflow.”

The VidiStar® interface allows the user to launch the QLAB application directly from the image while within the VidiStar® PACS & Online Reporting Software application performing image review and reporting. This capability creates efficiencies during the diagnostic cycle by eliminating the need to perform the quantification on the ultrasound system after the images are acquired; it also eliminates the need to send the images to a stand-alone laptop or workstation for quantification. In addition to benefiting from this enhanced workflow, facilities also benefit from the potential to increase throughput of their ultrasound systems. With the VidiStar® QLAB interface it is possible to increase the number of VidiStar® Interfaces with Philips QLAB to Enhance Image Review & Reporting Page 2 of 2 patient exams because the ultrasound systems are no longer occupied with the advanced QLAB analysis. In addition to workflow efficiencies, the VidiStar-QLAB interface will also reduce the potential for manual data entry errors. Images and data that are generated from the QLAB analysis can be seamlessly exported directly into the VidiStar database and clinical report to complete the clinical record. Without this interface and automatic transfer the data must be hand entered which is a potential cause of error. This feature further validates VidiStar’s leading reporting capabilities.

The interface of QLAB and VidiStar® will be available July 15, 2013.

About VidiStar® LLC

VidiStar, LLC is based in Greenville, SC (USA) and has developed a web-based diagnostic viewer and patented structured reporting solution (US Pat. No. 8,200,505) for medical imaging products based on the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard. VidiStar's technology enables physicians and health care providers the ability to read and interpret diagnostic studies over local area networks and wide area networks for timely interpretation, distribution, and improved patient diagnosis by providing a wide range of clinicians with instant access to superior high-quality images and patient data. VidiStar has extensive experience in integrating with other picture archiving and communications system (PACS) companies as well as electronic health/medical record vendors.

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