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CoActiv Debuts EXAM-ESSENTIALS™ Plus for Multi-Physician and Specialty Practices

At RSNA 2012, CoActiv (Booth # 7303) debuts Exam-Essentials Plus, a sophisticated, robust addition to its popular Exam-Essentials line of turnkey PACS solutions that enable growing medical practices to transition easily and affordably to complete digital imaging workflow. Like the original Exam-Essentials products, the new offering provides complete, affordable, and easy to use and install technology requiring no special internet connectivity.

New Exam-Essentials Plus is a customer driven natural evolution of CoActiv’s original entry level product suited both for sites adding EMR applications and adopting a more sophisticated electronic workflow that extends beyond a simple DICOM viewer and for smaller multi-physician or specialty practices that offer multi-modality imaging in a variety of use cases. The original offering is the choice for practices with a low to medium imaging volume that require more modest digital image management capabilities. Both Exam-Essentials offerings overcome the price and ongoing maintenance barriers that have traditionally discouraged such practices from converting to a PACS.

Exam-Essentials Plus includes all required hardware and software, with no additional set up fees or hidden charges. It is a simple, yet sophisticated plug-and-play solution. As a practice’s imaging needs expand, the Exam-Essentials family offers an easy and economical upgrade path to the enterprise-wide power of CoActiv EXAM-PACS®, the company’s flagship full-featured PACS utilized by hundreds of radiologists nationwide.

All Exam-Essentials solutions deliver state-of-the-art image viewing tools, from window/level and zoom to advanced region of interest (ROI) viewing, multiple image overlays, annotation and more. The applications also provide a multitude of system defaults, customizable by users, modalities and workstations.

Along with full-featured radiology workflow, Exam-Essentials Plus offers optional specialized functionalities for use in other imaging specialties such as orthopaedics. The system is cloud ready for instant plug-in to CoActiv’s off-site archiving, which supports web-based image distribution with the addition of the CoActiv zero-footprint viewer. An optional HL7 feed also provides integration with RIS or EMR applications.

Exam-Essentials Plus is complete a hardware/software bundle. All configurations include EXAM-PACS software, a robust network-ready server platform with substantial RAID 5 storage and an auto backup system.

“Exam-Essentials Plus fills an important unmet need in the marketplace,” comments Ed Heere, president and CEO of CoActiv. “While the purchase and maintenance of a large PACS require a significant budget, the benefits of digital imaging are enormous. This technology enables medical practices with relatively modest imaging volumes, particularly those beyond radiology, to enter the digital imaging age.”

About CoActiv

CoActiv Medical® is a leading healthcare software and IT systems provider offering a full line of PACS, digital image and data storage services and related solutions for hospitals, imaging facilities and medical practices of all sizes. CoActiv’s EXAM-PACS® family of web-based PACS solutions provide leading edge, affordable and scalable image management with sophisticated tools that cater to the needs of radiologists as well as a full range of other imaging specialists. Available as both enterprise server-based and cloud-based solutions, EXAM-PACS is designed for easy integration into imaging facilities of any size. Comprised of modular software components, EXAM-PACS enables any site to customize a solution to meet their specific needs and budgets or to add advanced functionality to an existing PACS solution. EXAM-PACS includes EXAM-FILER® CD-burning solution; vendor-neutral, cloud-based HIPAA-compliant, offsite/online EXAM-CLOUD® QUAD-REDUNDANT ARCHIVING®; EXAM-VAULT® disaster recovery; patent-pending EXAM-SENDER® referring physician system; EXAM-3D® advanced, multi-modular 3D color reconstruction and visualization; EXAM-NETteleradiology suite and EXAM-BROWSER®, a revolutionary fully cloud-based, zero-footprint universal DICOM viewer that enables anywhere, anytime review of medical images on any PACS from any platform, including iPhone, iPad, and all Android and other tablets and smartphones. EXAM-PACS includes such premium features as support for breast specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and storage of non-DICOM data such as prescriptions, reports and surgical plans in patient files. Complementing this is CoActiv’s family of EXAM-RIS® solutions scaled for imaging facilities of every size site and budget. Contact CoActiv at (877) 262-2848; [email protected]; www.coactiv.com.

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