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Vital Launches Unique ACO Imaging Analytics Solution

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Images, Inc., (Vital), a Minneapolis-based advanced medical imaging and informatics company, launched an ACO (Accountable Care Organization) Imaging Analytics Solution to the global marketplace. The company’s new ACO Imaging Analytics Solution will be showcased at HIMSS (booth 732), February 29 – March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV. While Vital continues to lead the world in advanced visualization and personalized medicine algorithms, 2016 heralds an increased focus on enterprise informatics and analytics in the quest towards value-based medicine. Vital is committed to bringing the vision and strategy behind advanced algorithm ingenuity into the analytics realm. The new approach encompasses targeting analytics related to better outcomes in accountable care and collaborative care. As with the recently announced, second generation VNA on demand, data migration and personalized viewing platforms, this new ACO Imaging Analytics Solution sets forth a next generation revolution in tools to enhance quality imperatives in value-based medicine and the broader global population health management marketplace.

Vital’s ACO Imaging Analytics Solution addresses the need for advanced analytics throughout the healthcare enterprise against a backdrop of regulatory metrics and requirements in the move to valued-based medicine. Healthcare providers require improved metrics related to ACO, patient satisfaction, (HCAP) scores, quality benchmarks, organizational key performance indicators and more. These matters need to coexist in conjunction with the need to improve referral management. This new solution can be applied to radiology, cardiology or any other department in the healthcare enterprise. The platform provides an integrated delivery network (IDN) level organizational perspective with the ability to drill down to the patient level, with comparative analysis against national benchmarks.

“We are excited to launch this new imaging analytics solution to the global marketplace. Based on direct customer feedback, this adaptable solution is aligned with our customer centered product development ethos,” said President and CEO at Vital, Jim Litterer. “This enterprise analytics solution provides an immediate accountable review of current activities within a department across an IDN, always leveraging existing infrastructure. From an enterprise information technology perspective, this is Vital’s solution to provide enterprise analytics; allowing for improved quality metrics, driving toward improved patient satisfaction in lockstep with the accountable care environment.”

“Based on direct feedback from customers seeking to solve enterprise analytics within a department with scalability across the enterprise, there was a definite need to begin development of an enterprise style approach down to the departmental analytics,” said Scott Galbari, General Manager Enterprise Informatics at Vital. “Simplicity is mandatory for technology providers, in a marketplace steeped in growing government regulations, pressure on shared savings programs, increased focus on chronic disease management, bundled payments, Accountable Care Organizations and the Patient Privacy Accountable Care Act (PPACA).”

About Vital Images, Inc.

Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a leading provider of health imaging diagnostic, management and imaging intelligence solutions, to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company's solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit www.vitalimages.com or join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

AT VITAL IMAGES: Dr. Paul A. Markham (952) 487-9704 pmarkham@vitalimages.com www.vitalimages.com

Source:Vital Images, Inc.