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Innovative Medical Imaging Provider, IMS, Engages with Envision Healthcare to Support Radiologists’ Continuing Medical Education

IMS Learn™ Provides Testing for Envision’s Current and Prospective Radiology Clinicians

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June 12, 2019

TORONTOJune 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) and Envision Healthcare have signed an agreement to perform extensive pre-employment and ongoing testing for Envision’s radiology and tele-radiology physicians using IMS Learn™. The FDA-cleared imaging technology enables physicians to engage in interactive, web-based assessments on any device using full fidelity DICOM images.

“The IMS Learn™ platform enhances our ability to work with our more than 1,000 radiology clinicians to assess their skills and provide them with the appropriate continuing medical education. In doing so, we’ll be able to retain and attract highly skilled clinicians who share our dedication to advancing the delivery of care,” said Glenn Kaplan, Vice President of Radiology Strategy at Envision Healthcare.

Envision Healthcare is a leading national provider of radiology services, including diagnostic, interventional and tele-radiology, for hospitals, imaging centers, and physician group practices. Its radiology teams interpret more than 10 million studies a year. Through a commitment to providing evidence-based care, Envision’s clinicians are constantly evaluating best practices and developing innovative solutions to help improve diagnostic accuracy and consistency as well as care quality.

“In our experience, hospital administrators and physicians are laser-focused on using technology that allows them to provide the right diagnoses for their patients. IMS Learn™ enables companies like Envision Healthcare to deliver exceptional training and continuing education programs to their radiologists,” said IMS Chief Technology Officer, Vittorio Accomazzi.

IMS is committed to ensuring exceptional care is being delivered to patients by well-trained radiologists across the country. This year, the organization has partnered with industry leaders like the American Society of Emergency Radiology and the American College of Radiology who have adopted IMS’ technology to provide testing and training for radiologists because the images are realistic, easily accessible, and hundreds of physicians can use the platform at the same time.

About International Medical Solutions (“IMS”)
International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) designs and implements custom, scalable, medical imaging solutions for multi-national modality OEMs, EMR companies, and cloud-based radiology organizations. Founded in 2012, IMS’ innovation team has more than 90 years of collective experience developing secure, low bandwidth, image distribution platforms with deep learning and artificial intelligence, providing its partners and customers with the latest imaging solutions in the marketplace.

About Envision Healthcare Corporation
Envision Healthcare Corporation is a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care and ambulatory surgery services. The Company through its subsidiaries and affiliates delivers physician services, primarily in the areas of emergency department and hospitalist services, anesthesiology services, radiology/tele-radiology services, and children’s services to more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Post-acute care is delivered through an array of clinical professionals and integrated technologies that, when combined, contribute to efficient and effective population health management strategies. As a market leader in ambulatory surgical care, the Company owns and operates 262 surgery centers and one surgical hospital in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with medical specialties ranging from gastroenterology to ophthalmology and orthopedics. In total, the Company offers a differentiated suite of clinical solutions on a national scale, creating value for health systems, payors, providers, and patients. For additional information, visit www.evhc.net.

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University of Toronto Partners with IMS for Emergency Radiology Simulation

IMS Web Viewer™ Selected for ER Simulator Exam Study

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May 01, 2019, 07:50 ET

TORONTOMay 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) and the University of Toronto Department of Medical Imaging have signed a partnership agreement to assess the performance of diagnostic radiology residents using IMS Web Viewer™ within a simulated Emergency Radiology environment. The program is part of a larger study being funded by the Radiology Society of North America (“RSNA”), to determine the effectiveness of the ER Simulation testing program.

The two-year research project is being led by  Eric Bartlett, Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the University of Toronto. Residents from ten (10) Canadian Universities plus up to ten (10) US-based programs will be taking the simulation assessment to demonstrate competency in an emergency radiology setting before being scheduled for after-hours emergency call shifts.

“The objective of our study is to determine the competency of our residents using this high-fidelity, realistic simulation experience. We hope the ‘Sim’ will enable our residents to better understand their roles in the emergency radiology setting, including all of the tasks and responsibilities that will be expected of them,” says Eric Bartlett, Program Director of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Toronto.

The breakthrough FDA cleared imaging technology, allows physicians to engage in interactive, web-based assessments, on any device using full fidelity DICOM images. The diagnostic assessment represents the first high fidelity simulation experience in emergency radiology for trainees.

“One of the challenges that I encountered in the project was finding a full fidelity DICOM Web Viewer that worked well on a variety of devices and low bandwidth connections. I evaluated several solutions available in the market and selected the IMS Web Viewer™ for my research simulation project because I found it to be simple to use on any device and reliable in all types of network conditions. As a leading educator, this represents a huge breakthrough in how we evaluate, test, and deliver medical education for our residents,” adds Bartlett.

In addition to testing residents, the investigation may inform future revisions to the ER Simulator and foster further collaboration between global residency programs. If successful, the IMS Web Viewer™ could become a key solution for competency-based testing and programming throughout North America and beyond.

“IMS is proud to play a key contributing role in this important study,” says Vittorio Accomazzi, CTO of International Medical Solutions. “As a partner to educators, hospital administrators, and physician-led service providers, IMS is committed to ensuring exceptional care is being delivered to patients by well-trained radiologists throughout North America,” adds Accomazzi.

About University of Toronto Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program

The Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at the University of Toronto is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Our mandate is to prepare our Residents to become highly competent radiologists who are valued members of the larger health care delivery team.  Our goal is to promote the next generation of clinical radiologists, educators, researchers, innovators, leaders and patient advocates in medical imaging.

About International Medical Solutions (“IMS”)

International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) designs and implements custom, scalable, medical imaging solutions for multi-national modality OEMs, EMR companies, and cloud-based radiology organizations. Founded in 2012, IMS’ innovation team has more than 90 years of collective experience developing secure, low bandwidth, image distribution platforms with deep learning and artificial intelligence, providing its partners with the latest imaging solutions in the marketplace.  Industry organizations such as ASER and ACR have adopted IMS’ technology to provide testing and training because the images are realistic, easily accessible, and the platform can be used by hundreds of physicians at the same time.

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IMS Enables Healthcare Clinicians to Leverage Machine Learning to Provide Focused Patient Care

IMS to Reveal Open Platform Prototype Using Google Cloud Machine Learning at HIMSS Conference

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Feb 06, 2019, 08:32 ET

TORONTOFeb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — International Medical Solutions (“IMS”), a Google Cloud Technology Partner, today announced a solution that will enable radiologists and other healthcare clinicians to use machine learning (“ML”) modeling to triage studies focusing on medical images that need immediate attention.  The platform will use a standard file format, enabling any AI company to add their own model to the workflow.

“IMS is proud to partner with organizations who want to make a positive difference in the healthcare industry. This prototype is the next logical step in our evolution to create scalable, medical imaging solutions that improve clinician workflows while quickly addressing the needs of patients,” says Vittorio Accomazzi, CTO of International Medical Solutions.

The prototype, which will be unveiled at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (“HIMSS”) conference in February, will feature two common use cases. The first scenario uses Google Cloud ML Engine to provide an indicator for prioritization. Using the example of a radiologist who has several hundred chest cases to review, the study list will leverage machine learning to provide an indicator of the cases that are most likely to have a pathology. This will enable the radiologist to focus on those cases quickly and expedite the results. The second scenario uses Google Cloud ML Engine to provide better decision support. In situations where there is no urgency involved with a diagnosis, such as determining breast density, machine learning modeling can be used for clinical decision support.

As a key partner to several healthcare organizations, including the American Society of Emergency Radiology (“ASER”) and the American College of Radiology (“ACR”), IMS is committed to ensuring exceptional care is being delivered to patients by offering cutting edge solutions that are cost effective, scalable, reliable and secure.

“In our experience, healthcare professionals are hyper-focused on using flexible solutions that give them the ability to improve their workflow, reduce costs and provide an accurate diagnosis for their patients. We believe our new platform using Google Cloud ML Engine will transform the way medical images are read and interpreted for many years to come,” adds Accomazzi.

IMS will be unveiling this new unrestricted prototype using Google Cloud ML Engine at the HIMSS Conference in Orlando.  Feel free to visit Google Cloud booth, Hall B, #2221 for more information.

About International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) 
International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) designs and implements custom, scalable, medical imaging solutions for multi-national modality OEMs, EMR companies, and cloud-based radiology organizations. Founded in 2012, IMS’ innovation team has more than 90 years of collective experience developing secure, low bandwidth, image distribution platforms with deep learning and artificial intelligence, providing its partners with the latest imaging solutions in the marketplace.

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IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud

IMS Cloud View users will now be able to connect directly to any Google Cloud account to access full fidelity medical images

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Dec 20, 2018

December 20, 2018 — International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to upload, manage, distribute, view, annotate, save, download and delete their medical images in a secure environment. Similar to Google Drive, the IMS Cloud View will connect directly to any Google Cloud account and enable users to access full fidelity medical images with no installation required. The underlying U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared imaging technology also allows medical professionals to engage in interactive, web-based reviews, on any device using full fidelity DICOM images.

The IMS Web Viewer provides the secure distribution of full fidelity medical images and gives real-time access to multiple clinicians at the same time.

IMS will continue to build on the capabilities it offers on Google Cloud Platform. Looking ahead, the company plans to optimize the global reach of Google Cloud Platform and expand its current serverless viewing technology in parallel with its artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives.

IMS provided a full functioning demonstration of its IMS Cloud View inside the Google Cloud booth at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, Nov. 25-30 in Chicago.

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Healthcare Providers Now Have the Freedom to View Their Data with a Single Click

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TORONTONov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) today announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to upload, manage, distribute, view, annotate, save, download and delete their medical images in a secure environment. Similar to Google Drive, the IMS Cloud View™ will connect directly to any Google Cloud account and enable users to access full fidelity medical images with no installation required. The underlying FDA cleared imaging technology also allows medical professionals to engage in interactive, web-based reviews, on any device using full fidelity DICOM images.

“Our clients tell us that they like IMS Cloud View™ because our technology is the missing piece that completes the viewer value chain. It is simple to use, reliable in all types of network conditions, and gives them the freedom and flexibility to read, assess, mark-up and save, import, share, and send secure links from any device, anytime, anywhere. They maintain ownership of their data in Google Cloud and we store it in a DICOM compliant, non-proprietary way,” says Vittorio Accomazzi, CTO of International Medical Solutions.

As a key partner to several healthcare providers, including the American Society of Emergency Radiology, IMS is committed to ensuring exceptional care is being delivered to patients by offering the IMS Web Viewer™.  The technology provides the secure distribution of full fidelity medical images and gives real-time access to multiple clinicians at the same time.

“In our experience, educators, hospital administrators, and physicians are laser focused on using a reliable, secure, and flexible solution that gives them the ability to reduce costs, scale quickly, and provide an accurate diagnosis for their patients. We believe IMS Cloud View™ and Google Cloud Platform will revolutionize the medical imaging industry,” adds Accomazzi.

IMS will continue to build on the leading-edge capabilities it offers on Google Cloud Platform. Looking ahead, the company plans to optimize the global reach of Google Cloud Platform and expand its current serverless viewing technology in parallel with its artificial intelligence and machine learning initiatives.

IMS will provide a full functioning demonstration of its IMS Cloud View™ inside the Google Cloud booth at RSNA. Feel free to visit Booth #7161 for more information.

About International Medical Solutions (“IMS”)

International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) designs and implements custom, scalable, medical imaging solutions for multi-national modality OEMs, EMR companies, and cloud-based radiology organizations. Founded in 2012, IMS’ innovation team has more than 90 years of collective experience developing secure, low bandwidth, image distribution platforms with deep learning and artificial intelligence, providing its partners with the latest imaging solutions in the marketplace.

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ASER Conference Celebrates 30 Years and Inks Multi-Year Partnership with IMS to Enter Digital Age
IMS Learn™ to Enable Greater Participation for Case of the Day Competition

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August 15, 2018, 07:35 ET

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) and the American Society of Emergency Radiology (“ASER”) are pleased to announce the roll out of IMS Learn™ to all ASER members at its 30th Annual Meeting this September. The breakthrough FDA cleared technology, allows users to interactively present, teach and train using full resolution DICOM images with integrated PACS viewer-like functionality instantly, through a web browser, and on any device. ASER leadership believes IMS Learn™ will significantly enhance the participant experience in its Case of the Day competition.

“Rapid scoring and real-time leaderboard results will surely create a richer, more immersive experience for everyone. In previous meetings, participants handwrote their answers and ASER members manually graded their submissions. As you can imagine, the process was time consuming and participants had to wait for their results,” says Society President Dr. Stephen Ledbetter.  “This year, we anticipate much greater participation in the Case of the Day because cases will be instantly accessible to view via our members’ phones and tablets. The IMS Learn™ Dictionary question format helps us to present a free text answer format while still allowing for fully automated marking. And since we’re dealing with full-fidelity DICOM images, participants will feel like they are using a PACS workstation rather than screen captures to make their diagnosis,” adds Ledbetter.

Each year the ASER conference attracts hundreds of radiologists for educational lectures on the latest advances in emergency and trauma radiology, presentations of original scientific research, and updates on the most current imaging techniques. IMS Learn™ marks an evolution in the technology that has been traditionally available for training, teaching and presenting medical imaging. “We are thrilled to be the preferred solution at this conference and believe IMS Learn™ represents a paradigm shift in the way medical imaging is being delivered.  As we announced in April, other industry organizations like the American College of Radiology (“ACR”) have adopted our technology because it provides a rich, interactive viewing experience which can be easily accessed by hundreds of radiologists at the same time,” says IMS CTO, Vittorio Accomazzi.

Ledbetter adds, “ASER organizers wanted something innovative to advance the attendee experience during our 30th anniversary, and IMS Learn™ will provide the superior experience our membership and attendees desire.”

About IMS 

International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) designs and implements custom, scalable, medical imaging solutions for multi-national modality OEMs, EMR companies, and cloud based radiology organizations. Founded in 2012, IMS’ innovation team has more than 90 years of collective experience developing secure, low bandwidth, image distribution platforms with deep learning and artificial intelligence, providing its partners with the latest imaging solutions in the marketplace.

About ASER

Founded in 1988, the American Society of Emergency Radiology’s mission is to advance the quality of diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill or injured patients by means of medical imaging, and to enhance teaching and research in emergency radiology. The Society has grown considerably since its founding, now boasting nearly 1,000 members. Since 1995, the Society has published its journal, Emergency Radiology, in which peer-reviewed articles and educational materials are presented and discussed.

The ASER annual meeting should be of interest to clinical radiologists, both in the community and academic centers, who interpret imaging performed in emergency departments or settings. Subspecialists in emergency radiology, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, chest and abdominal radiology, radiology residents and fellows, and emergency physicians at all levels of training will find the educational and scientific material presented at the ASER meeting to be of the highest caliber.

American College of Radiology (“ACR”) Adds International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) Learning Platform to Its Suite of Tools for Medical Imaging Education

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Apr 25, 2018, 08:30 ET

TORONTO, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) is pleased to announce the American College of Radiology (“ACR”) has added IMS’ Educational Toolkit to the ACR technology portfolio that supports medical imaging education.  IMS will provide an option to users of ACR Cortex that includes the ability to perform true DICOM viewing and engage in interactive, web-based assessments. The IMS toolkit will be utilized for projects that include resident training, CME, and other ACR educational programs throughout North America that involve a dynamic educational and assessment experience.

ACR believes the IMS Educational Toolkit represents an advancement in the manner in which their educational platform can access and present web-based images. “We found the IMS technology to be a good complement to the ACR CortexTM radiology learning platform.  Their flexible, cost-effective solution will allow us to provide a rich, interactive viewing experience to hundreds of learners simultaneously over the web,” says Mike Tilkin, CIO of ACR.

Since the IMS Educational Toolkit does not require software downloads, special apps, or server-side rendering, it allows educators to train radiologists in a more efficient and cost effective manner, under the same conditions they will see in their practices. “We believe our patented, FDA registered viewer combined with our Educational Toolkit, represents a material breakthrough in the way medical imaging education is being delivered. Now organizations like ACR can reduce costs while simultaneously reaching exponentially more trainees using actual DICOM images, providing a more realistic experience,” says IMS CTO, Vittorio Accomazzi.

Tilkin adds, “We believe a high-fidelity learning experience that simulates how radiology is practiced is an essential component of the ongoing learning process and will ultimately contribute to better patient care.”

About IMS 
International Medical Solutions (“IMS”) designs and implements custom, scalable, medical imaging solutions for multi-national modality OEMs, EMR companies, and cloud based radiology organizations. Founded in 2012, IMS’ innovation team has more than 90 years of collective experience developing secure, low bandwidth, image distribution platforms with deep learning and artificial intelligence, providing its partners with the latest imaging solutions in the marketplace.

About the American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology (“ACR”), founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.