Dicom Systems launches new imaging data supply chain platform, partners with Google Cloud

By James Henderson
Silicon Valley IT health firm Dicom Systems is to collaborate with Google Cloud as a Technology Partner to launch a hybrid cloud VNA, de-identification...

Silicon Valley IT health firm Dicom Systems is to collaborate with Google Cloud as a Technology Partner to launch a hybrid cloud VNA, de-identification, and imaging data supply chain platform.

Customers will be able to deploy the Dicom Systems Universal Cloud Archive Adaptor in minutes to test drive the cloud-based medical imaging library. Customers pay only for what they use and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) may yield up to 60% operating cost savings over other cloud providers.

As an added incentive, optional participation in a de-identified imaging data lake earns customers a rebate on their operating cost.

The company unveiled the Universal Cloud Archive Adaptor this week at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

“We are proud to announce a relationship with Google Cloud that cuts the traditional VNA cost in half while delivering on performance, security and scalability. The Universal Cloud Archive Adaptor is the point of origin in a data supply chain that will serve the medical imaging research and development market," said Dmitriy Tochilnik, President and CTO of Dicom Systems.

“We believe this is how the imaging community should crowdsource for health data: by bringing customers to the frontline where they can innovate alongside us.”

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The Universal Cloud Archive Adaptor was designed to make cloud adoption simple while solving a number of concerns for healthcare organisations. The solution integrates with PACS, RIS, and EMR systems. There are no migration costs or termination fees.

“We are setting our sights on a distinct segment of the imaging data supply chain: enabling machine learning and building neural networks that can ultimately supplement the work of physicians," said Florent Saint-Clair, Executive Vice President of Dicom Systems.

“As an industry, we're just beginning to understand the building blocks necessary to design effective and reliable AI in imaging diagnostics. We could not have found a better, no-nonsense cloud provider than Google Cloud to deliver our vision.

“On their powerful infrastructure, we're able to offer competitive pricing as well as a data rebate when our customers contribute their de-identified images for use. The data lake then becomes a unique source of raw data that can be used by AI researchers everywhere.”

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