Two hundred and fifty facilities are utilizing the eMix (Electronic Medical Information Exchange) cloud-based service for sharing medical imaging studies and reports. The 250th customer is Oregon State University Student Health Services, Corvallis, Ore.

The service debuted in early 2010, when members of Image Movement of Montana (IMOM), a grassroots organization composed of Montana health care facilities, became the first institutions to go live with the service. Since then, eMix has been adopted by facilities as diverse as large urban urgent-care medical centers, rural hospitals, teaching hospitals, community hospitals, radiology practices, and imaging centers.

eMix enables secure sharing of images and reports among disparate institutions and physicians via the Internet. As a vendor-neutral, cloud-based technology, eMix makes possible the near-instantaneous transfer of imaging and other medical data, even between information technology systems that don’t normally "talk to each other."

eMix provides eight layers of security to protect health care institutions’ patient data. The eMix security architecture enables institutions to comply with requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as enforce strict security policies of their own.