Frost & Sullivan has honored Acuo Technologies with the 2011 North American Product Leadership Award for Acuo’s flagship product suite, the Universal Clinical Platform (UCP3) with its unique DICOM Services Grid. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that demonstrates product excellence in product features and functionality, innovative elements, marketplace acceptance, customer value enhancements, and product quality.

Frost & Sullivan analysts recognized UCP3 as a leading medical imaging IT middleware solution that provides end-to-end image lifecycle management, including image management, archiving, workflow, data migration and analytics applications as Web services, which can be deployed enterprise wide.

"As the market enters the next phase in its move toward next generation health care, securing long term storage of huge amounts of patient data is one of the most constraining challenges facing health care providers today,” says Frost & Sullivan principal analyst Nadim Daher. “With the traditional PACS paradigm showing limitations due to high dependence on PACS vendors and expensive systems integration and interoperability, forward-thinking vendors like Acuo are able to help providers build new efficiency into their data strategy."