Summary: Konica Minolta Healthcare and Apollo Enterprise Imaging Corp have partnered to enhance the Exa Platform, integrating PACS, RIS, and Billing with Apollo’s clinical content repository, arcc. This collaboration, leveraging AWS HealthImaging, aims to improve clinical workflows and interoperability across healthcare departments.

Key Takeaways:

  • The partnership enhances the Exa Platform with Apollo’s arcc, enabling secure, comprehensive access to clinical content across departments.
  • Collaboration with AWS ensures high performance, reliability, security, and scalability for the integrated healthcare solution.

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas announced a strategic partnership with Apollo Enterprise Imaging Corp to offer a full enterprise-wide, multi-specialty clinical workflow solution augmenting the Exa Platform.

Enhanced Interoperability with Exa Platform

The Exa Platform is an integrated PACS, RIS, and Billing solution with a single database across all modules. Exa Platform customers will now benefit from interoperability and connectivity enabling every clinical department throughout the enterprise to securely acquire, manage, and access all clinical content through arcc, The Apollo Repository for Clinical Content. The partnership will unite all patient information across clinical specialties, including from non-DICOM devices, for a longitudinal, image-enabled electronic medical record (EMR).

Cloud-Based Integration with AWS

Konica Minolta and Apollo are collaborating with AWS for the cloud-based integration of the Exa Platform and arcc using AWS HealthImaging (AHI). Utilizing AWS’ AHI services allows Konica Minolta and Apollo to focus on delivering production workflow software and clinical functionality for imaging customers with AHI managing the infrastructure, including Platform as a Service (PaaS). Customers gain advantages from the expanded depth of a comprehensive solution.

Efficiency and Secure Access

The Exa Platform provides a single database and single application across all modules, driving efficiencies and eliminating redundancies. Fast, secure access to images from anywhere using Server-Side Rendering and a Diagnostic Zero Footprint Viewer with full toolsets is a hallmark of the Exa Platform.

“Our partnership with Apollo brings together two industry leading Healthcare IT solution providers with a shared vision of interoperability, enabling our customers with seamless access to all their clinical data,” said Kevin Chlopecki, chief operating officer, Konica Minolta Healthcare HCIT. “With Apollo and Konica Minolta having an existing partnership with AWS, customers benefit from a unified cloud platform ensuring high performance, reliability, security and scalability.”

arcc’s Role in Clinical Workflows

arcc serves as a cornerstone for health systems, managing clinical workflows that cannot be handled by a VNA or viewer alone. arcc facilitates the organization and accessibility of medical imaging data and digital asset management across multiple image generating departments. By consolidating image viewing onto a unified interface, arcc streamlines clinical workflows, enhances efficiency and fosters seamless collaboration throughout the healthcare ecosystem.

“We look forward to collaborating with Konica Minolta Healthcare,” said Mark Newburger, Apollo founder and CEO. “This partnership will enable us to offer a complete multidisciplinary medical imaging ecosystem by integrating our innovative VNA and digital asset management platform with Konica Minolta Healthcare’s diagnostic imaging expertise.”