TietoEVRY and Hyland Healthcare Extend Partnership to Deliver Revolutionary Digital Pathology Solutions
A consortium of five companies, including TietoEVRY and Hyland Healthcare, have partnered to deliver PATOS – a digital pathology solution improving and accelerating cancer diagnoses and patient treatment – to Region Västra Götaland
TietoEVRY, a leading Nordic software and services company, has extended their collaboration with Hyland Healthcare, a leading global provider of connected healthcare solutions, to deliver a best-in-class solution for digital pathology.
Region Västra Götaland (VGR), serving 1.6 million citizens, was the first region in Sweden to establish a coordinated effort for digital processes across its pathology units. The agreement is currently in year five of an initial 10-year contract and includes an option for VGR to extend the relationship for another 10 years.
The transformation and consolidation of pathology business is driving the need for solutions that can deliver the speed, quality and accuracy of diagnoses that pathologists, patients and healthcare expect. By understanding the value that digital pathology brings to the table, TietoEVRY and Hyland Healthcare can combine and leverage their unique offerings into one Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to deliver services covering the fully digital diagnostic process. The solution enables customers to keep control over their data which minimizes their dependency on external providers.
PATOS is a solution delivered by TietoEVRY, integrating technology infrastructure, instrumentation and diagnostic analysis from a consortium of five partnering companies, including Hyland Healthcare. Hyland’s Acuo vendor neutral archive (VNA) and NilRead enterprise viewer are central components of the solution providing storage and management of digital pathology images.
Hyland’s solution also contributes functionality for industry standard, DICOM formatting of the images that are produced by scanning the slides, ensuring the interoperability and full flexibility for the digital pathology solution in the future.
“Hyland has been a good partner in this solution, and we are very happy to continue looking for ways to deepen our collaboration within our extended partnership agreement, says Patric Nilson, Head of Healthcare Solutions and Specialist Products for TietoEVRY. With digital pathology, there is an ever-increasing need for improved image resolution and that is creating demands on storage capacity. Effectively storing a growing number of these images is a key challenge where TietoEVRY as a Nordic leader of infrastructure offerings can provide a cost efficient storage solution for the digital images. Our joint offering is based on the solution used in the PATOS service.”
Hyland Healthcare’s Acuo VNA is capable of managing larger data sets at higher speeds than traditional archive systems, a must for pathology images that are several times larger than typical radiology studies. The vendor-neutrality of Acuo also allows pathology images to be stored and accessed alongside other types of imaging studies, providing added convenience and enhancing diagnosis.
NilRead’s digital viewer mimics the microscope-based pathology environment, providing a familiar user experience for clinicians. Furthermore, NilRead’s advanced streaming capabilities enable remote reading of specimens, increasing the speed with which pathologists can deliver a meaningful diagnosis.
TietoEVRYs Lifecare Pathology LIMS supports a fully digital pathology process, both the laboratory process and the diagnostics, including possible integrations with viewers and image analysis.
“Digital pathology is an emerging area in medical imaging and TietoEVRY and Hyland Healthcare are at the forefront of delivering working solutions that address the modern healthcare landscape,” says Mark Groesch, international sales director at Hyland Healthcare. “By helping pathologists accelerate analysis via digitisation, we’re helping them make quicker diagnoses and potentially save lives. It’s rewarding when technology has a very real human impact.”
TietoEVRY creates digital advantage for businesses and society. We are a leading digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. Our Nordic values and heritage steer our success.
Headquartered in Finland, TietoEVRY employs around 24 000 experts globally. The company serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. TietoEVRY’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm as well as on the Oslo Børs. www.tietoevry.com
About Hyland Healthcare
Hyland Healthcare provides connected healthcare solutions that harness unstructured content at all corners of the enterprise and link it to core clinical and business applications such as electronic medical records (EMR) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Hyland Healthcare offers a full suite of content services and enterprise imaging tools, bringing documents, medical images and other clinically rich data to the healthcare stakeholders that need it most. This comprehensive view of patient information accelerates business processes, streamlines clinical workflows and improves clinical decision making. For more information, visit hylandhealthcare.com.
For further information, please contact:
Patric Nilson, Head of Solutions & Specialist Products for TietoEVRY Healthcare, tel. +46 (70) 292 58 05, patric. nilson (at) tietoevry.com
Alexander Ryan, Manager, Healthcare Alliances and Net New Sales, EMEA, mobile: +44 7799548665, Alexander. Ryan (at) hyland.com