Karos Health signs agreement with HDIRS for Rialto
WATERLOO, Ont. – Karos Health announced that it has signed an agreement with Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Repository Services (HDIRS) to deploy Rialto Connect, which enables seamless sharing of diagnostic information between providers.
HDIRS is an independent corporation responsible for operating a shared diagnostic imaging repository (DIR) that enables storage and retrieval of diagnostic images and corresponding reports. Started in 2006 with 10 Ontario hospital corporations, it is now the second largest DIR in Canada, servicing 37 healthcare facilities with a combined annual volume of 3 million imaging exams.
Rialto Connect was selected after a rigorous RFP process for its comprehensive ability to create seamless radiology reporting workflow between the PACS systems in the participating health facilities and the DIR, and low total cost of ownership.
Rialto Connect is based on the IHE Cross Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS-I) integration profile, a key integration capability in compliance with Pan-Canadian EHR standards. This adherence to open standards was a key HDIRS requirement to ensure future connectivity to other Canadian healthcare projects.
“After a competitive process, I am pleased with the selection of Karos Health as a HDIRS strategic partner. Karos Health’s solutions will enhance the benefits of HDIRS to our 37 member hospitals and their patients,” said Pat Ryan, General Manager of HDIRS.
“Progressive healthcare partners are critical to the advancement of our Rialto platform. We are thrilled to partner with HDIRS to enable their vision for seamless diagnostic workflow between multiple provider institutions while fully leveraging the existing infrastructure and information systems,” said Rick Stroobosscher, President of Karos Health. “We will be deploying Rialto Connect in partnership with HDIRS to the participating health facilities, enhancing the value of the DIR service.”
About Karos Health
Karos Health is focused on elevating the quality of patient care by enabling the sharing and storing of clinical information. Karos’ Rialto platform empowers healthcare enterprises to enable cross community access to information, facilitating collaboration between healthcare providers and patients. Rialto is based on open standards that ensure safe and secure handling of patient health information and is backed by a team with decades of experience in healthcare interoperability. For more information about Karos, visit www.karoshealth.com.
Posted June 2, 2011