Image and data management the next step for Telstra Health

Telstra Health is planning to set up a new image and data management service (IDMS) as part of its strategy to build a complete product offering for the healthcare sector.

This week, the company signed a letter of intent with listed medical technology firm 3D Medical (3DM) to look at testing and evaluating the Mach7 enterprise imaging solution, for which 3DM has reseller rights in Australia and New Zealand.

US-based Mach7 Technologies has developed a vendor-neutral enterprise imaging platform aimed at hospitals, radiology clinics and other health service providers.

The technology promises to provide universal access and sharing of medical images stored in proprietary picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). Users include the Massachusetts General Hospital.

3DM also runs a medical printing service that can 3D print anatomical parts as functional or visual aids, and markets technologies such as EchoPixel, a holographic projection technology, and GestSure, which allows surgeons to orientate and manipulate images through hand movements.

A Telstra Health spokesman said the company was exploring opportunities with 3DM but it was early days for both that commercial relationship and Telstra's plans for IDMS.

“The IDMS solution is very much in its early days and as a concept will aim to provide ease of access to images across a radiology network,” he said.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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