Ochsner Health System and Vital Images® Announce New Partnership

Deployment to include entire Vitrea® Enterprise Imaging solutions suite

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ochsner Health System and Vital Images announced today a partnership to deploy an enterprise imaging solution that will support Ochsner and its vision of a multidisciplinary, multifunctional medical image-management system. Through the partnership, Ochsner will deploy Vital’s family of software products, known as Vitrea Vision, Vitrea Connection and Vitrea Intelligence, to deliver a complete enterprise imaging solution across the health system. 

Dawn Pevey, Ochsner’s Vice President of Service Lines, stated, “We look forward to a long and collaborative partnership with Vital and are pleased to have a partner who shares our values of placing patients first, innovating healthcare and leading with compassion and integrity.”

Founded in the steadfast belief that the patient is first, Vitrea Enterprise Imaging solutions orchestrate data, making it easily accessible throughout the enterprise and focus on providing context and clarity to the information presented at the point of care. They are scalable to meet the unique and evolving needs of a healthcare organization. Vitrea Enterprise Imaging solutions establish connectivity, interoperability, and information clarity.

According to Dawn Cram, Ochsner’s IS Enterprise Imaging Director, Ochsner selected Vital not only based on the merits of the proposed solution, but also on Vital’s commitment to standards, interoperability, partner success and innovation. “Ochsner is proud to be a leader in innovation and looks forward to partnering with an organization like Vital, which is willing to foster the changes needed to advance enterprise imaging through the next decade.”

Dr. Joseph Hajjar, Ochsner AMD and Associate CMIO Imaging, added, “Our decision to partner with Vital was driven by the holistic approach their solutions enable in imaging informatics. Vital’s Enterprise Imaging solutions provide tools that will assist us and our partners to continue our journey toward value-based care by making images, related patient data and analytics readily and intelligently available to both our patients and providers. Our radiologists and cardiologists were quite impressed by the full suite of viewing modules, ranging from a simple enterprise viewer to the many advanced subspecialty viewing modules available. We look forward to consolidating systems and simplifying interpreting physician workflows.”

“Vital is looking forward to the opportunity to work with such a renowned and respected healthcare organization,” said Jim Litterer, CEO and President of Vital Images. “We are eager to bring our solution to Ochsner and help them to further enhance the outstanding care they provide to patients. We know that Ochsner is on a quest to innovate and lead in the delivery of real-time healthcare, and we are pleased to be part of the team making that happen.”

About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 30 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About Vital Images
Vital Images, Inc., a Canon Group company, is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and enterprise informatics solutions to help healthcare organizations deliver exceptional care while optimizing resources across multi-facility organizations. The company’s solutions are scalable to meet the unique needs of hospitals and imaging centers and are accessible throughout the enterprise anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit www.vitalimages.com, or join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

Giselle Hecker