Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas has entered into a partnership with Apollo Enterprise Imaging to offer enterprise-wide clinical workflows and image-enabled electronic medical record (EMR).

Both firms are collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the cloud-based integration of Konica’s Exa Platform and Apollo’s Repository for Clinical Content (arcc).

The Exa Platform is an integrated picture archiving and communication system (PACS), radiology information system (RIS), and billing solution with a single database across all modules.

Customers of the Exa Platform will now benefit from interoperability and connectivity, allowing all the clinical departments within the enterprise to acquire, manage, and access all clinical content securely through arcc.

The partnership aims to integrate patient information from diverse clinical specialties, including data from non-DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) devices, to create a longitudinal EMR.

The cloud-based integration of the Exa Platform and arcc is facilitated by AWS HealthImaging (AHI).

With AHI, both partners can focus on delivering workflow software and clinical functionality for imaging customers. In the collaboration, AHI will manage the infrastructure, including Platform as a Service (PaaS).

Konica Minolta Healthcare HCIT chief operating officer Kevin Chlopecki said: “Our partnership with Apollo brings together two industry leading Healthcare IT solution providers with a shared vision of interoperability, enabling our customers with seamless access to all their clinical data.

“With Apollo and Konica Minolta having an existing partnership with AWS, customers benefit from a unified cloud platform ensuring high performance, reliability, security and scalability.”

The Exa Platform consolidates all modules into a single database and application, streamlining operations and reducing redundancies. It offers rapid, secure access to images from any location using Server-Side Rendering and a Diagnostic Zero Footprint Viewer with complete toolsets.

On the other hand, arcc helps in managing clinical workflows and help organise and facilitate access to medical imaging data and digital assets across multiple images generating departments.

It centralises image viewing through a unified interface, optimises clinical workflows, improves efficiency, and promotes seamless collaboration across the healthcare ecosystem.

Apollo founder and CEO Mark Newburger said: “This partnership will enable us to offer a complete multidisciplinary medical imaging ecosystem by integrating our innovative VNA and digital asset management platform with Konica Minolta Healthcare’s diagnostic imaging expertise.”