Store X-rays, MRIs and CT Scans Securely in Box
To help address many of the interoperability and sharing challenges our healthcare customers face, Box acquired MedXT, a pioneer in cloud-based medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration in October, 2014. Yesterday, during Aaron Levie, Box CEO’s keynote at BoxWorks, we announced that the MedXT service is fully integrated into Box’s HIPAA compliant platform to help better serve our healthcare customers. This new feature, the Box DICOM Viewer, is now available in beta and allows users to store, view and share any DICOM file (like X-rays, MRIs, CT Scans, ultrasounds) in Box.
With the Box DICOM Viewer, users can view DICOM images from the web or any mobile device, securely collaborate and share DICOM images across care teams or facilities, remotely diagnose and improve turnaround times, and extend images to patients or out-of-network providers. The Box DICOM Proxy, an on-premise applications that uploads encryption-protected DICOM data directly from a PACS to Box, is also available as an optional application for use with the Box DICOM Viewer.
Leading healthcare organizations like Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Midland Memorial Hospital and drchrono, are currently beta testing the Box DICOM Viewer to help bridge the gap between diagnostic imaging equipment, radiologists, and the people who they ultimately share imaging data with.
The Box DICOM Viewer. DICOM is the standard format for all imaging studies: X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, or even mammograms.
An example of how the Box DICOM Viewer can be embedded into other 3rd party apps.
New Healthcare Customers
Since announcing Box for Healthcare at BoxWorks last year, Box has seen continued growth and momentum in the healthcare and life sciences vertical. New customers include Dignity Health, Houston Methodist, Midland Memorial, Holy Redeemer Health Systems, MedAmerica, Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Western Healthcare, Health Catalyst, Livongo Health, MyoKardia, and Versartis. These new customers join hundreds of other innovative organizations — such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Joseph Health, Mount Sinai Health System, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Boston Scientific — in using Box to manage and secure critical information, coordinate care, and streamline research in the cloud.
New Healthcare Ecosystem Partners
Today, we are also thrilled to announce two new partners that bring added functionality to Box around scanning patient medical records and faxing securely into and out of Box.
Scrypt offers Sfax, a fully HIPAA compliant cloud faxing service that enables users to send, receive, annotate, digitally sign and manage faxes without printing a single physical document. Paper-based fax pages are often misplaced and are at a higher risk of compromising privacy. Emailing protected documents with health information (PHI) in them pose a significant security risk if corporate email is unencrypted and not HIPAA compliant. However, 75% of healthcare workflow today still relies on faxing. Unlike manual faxing, fax servers or lower-grade services, Sfax enables users to send and receive unlimited faxes in the cloud while remaining HIPAA compliant end-to-end. The Sfax integration with Box allows healthcare providers to securely fax PHI directly into and out of their Box account. This allows providers and staff to move from an archaic fax-based workflow into a fully HIPAA compliant digital workflow, leveraging the Box platform.
Solarity by EDCO
EDCO Health Information Solutions offers a medical record scanning and indexing software that maximizes efficiency and improves document capture for hospitals. Many hospitals still have paper in their patient medical records, including consent forms and documentation from outside the hospital facility that is either faxed in or mailed over. In fact, a typical 100-bed hospital scans an average of 1 million document images a year. For larger scale health systems, the number of scanned images can exceed 4 million a year. Of the types of documents that still exist in paper form, approximately half are required for patient care at the time they are created or presented by the patient. EDCO provides solutions to scan paper-based medical records to be viewed in an electronic health record (EHR) system. With the Box integration, EDCO provides a way to capture and index the automation of paper-based medical records and leverages the Box platform for native document and image storage, retrieval and sharing.
To learn more about Box for Healthcare, please visit box.com/healthcare.