Dicom Systems Installs Imaging Platform in Kilimanjaro

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Dicom Systems, Inc. (www.dcmsys.com), a Silicon Valley-based health IT company specializing in Enterprise Imaging interoperability and workflows, announced today it has deployed its flagship Workflow Unifier platform at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi, Tanzania. The project was funded by the non-profit East Africa Medical Assistance Foundation (EAMAF) which chose the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), a 630-bed referral hospital and medical school, as the recipient site.

“We are proud that our first customer in Africa is KCMC, a leading healthcare institution in Tanzania,” said Dmitriy Tochilnik, President and CTO of Dicom Systems. “Our early teleradiology installations took place in rural health environments where technology has not traditionally flourished. It’s our privilege that the Workflow Unifier will serve as ground zero for teleradiology workflows and archiving as KCMC executes their vision for Enterprise Imaging.”

“The Dicom Systems Workflow Unifier provides a cost-effective Enterprise Imaging solution for a developing country in need of a sustainable platform. While the Unifier is a sophisticated platform, it offers plenty of performance and functionality at a scaled-down level, without all the bells and whistles. In addition, local system administrators are provided full access to all of the configurations and back-end, making it easy to manage,” said Herman Oosterwijk, President of OTech Inc. and solutions architect for KCMC.

Oosterwijk cited additional benefits to the Workflow Unifier Enterprise Imaging implementation at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre.

  • Enabling integration of all KCMC specialties. This eliminates wait for paper-based reporting and results in a dramatic decrease in TAT (turnaround time) for physicians to view images.
  • The Workflow Unifier, combined with a new computed radiology system, will eliminate the need for film and enable KCMC’s transformation to a filmless hospital.
  • Increased data integrity utilizing the DICOM Modality Worklist (DMWL) feature which will provide an interface between KCMC’s EMR and all modalities.

“This project is a testament to the simplicity and scalability of Dicom Systems solutions,” said Florent Saint-Clair, Executive Vice President of Dicom Systems. “We are receiving more inquiries from healthcare organizations worldwide who want to accomplish similar objectives: enable remote diagnostic workflows so they can reach more patients across disparate geographies. Nearly half the world¹ doesn’t have access to basic imaging services. Thanks to KCMC, we ultimately hope to witness a material decrease in population health indicators like maternal and infant mortality by increasing access to remote diagnostic services during the first trimester. Early detection is saving lives. Dicom Systems is proud to empower KCMC in their extraordinary mission to improve their patients’ access to care.”

Dicom Systems will be exhibiting in Booth 510 at SIIM 2018 at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland from May 28-June 2, 2018. Schedule a demo at dcmsys.com.

¹ World Health Organization, Essential Diagnostic Imaging

About Dicom Systems
Dicom Systems is a health IT company offering a broad range of Enterprise Imaging solutions and teleradiology workflow enablers, ranging from simple smart routing, SSL-based DICOM and HL7 integration tools to enterprise-class vendor neutral archiving. The suite of solutions include the Enterprise Imaging Workflow Unifier™, DICOM Modality Worklist, Unifier Cloud Archive, and the Universal Cloud Archive Adaptor on Google Cloud. Trusted by top healthcare organizations and government agencies, the company is based in Silicon Valley with employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.dcmsys.com.

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