OTG Healthcare receives order for Canadian Medical Archive

Concord 24 May 2007On The Go Technologies Group's broad spectrum health care division OTG Healthcare has received an order for a turnkey DICOM archive solution inclusive of Acuo Technologies DICOM Grid software and hardware to be deployed within Saskatchewan's Provincial health care region. The order is significant and unprecedented as it represents the first of its kind in Canada.

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Acuo Technologies' DICOM Services Grid software delivers 21st century image management features and performance. The AcuoMed Image Manager is a secure, open-system software solution for transporting, storing, tracking and retrieval of digital images across an entire DICOM network. The enabling open systems software solution, constructed on a collaborative and extensible Grid computing model, facilitates an infrastructure built on a services-oriented architecture and virtualizes and replicates storage assets.

AcuoMed works in conjunction with digital asset manager AcuoStore. AcuoStore serves as a digital vault, communicating AcuoMed instructions to diverse DICOM storage devices, in which digital DICOM image and patient information is contained. DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information.

"This is a major step forward in solving the complexities of the handling of medical/health care image issues across regions", stated Norm Drolet of OTG Healthcare. "With the Acuo technology, we can offer a seamless solution bridging the gap between PACS vendors and create a central repository that is accessible by all."

OTG President and CEO Stuart Turk added: "An order of this magnitude, being the first of its kind in Canada, will stand as a health care industry standard. We look forward to great success in Saskatchewan and the potential of doing the same for other growing provincial administrations."

On The Go Technologies Group is a North American corporation focused on acquiring versatile and profitable companies in the IT sector. OTG and its divisions: OTG Enterprise, catering to Fortune 1000 and SME clientele and vendors such as HP, Apple, IBM, SGI, Extreme Networks and Adobe; OTG Digital Media & OTG Creative, prominent systems integrators in the United States and Canadian digital entertainment industry; OTG Healthcare, compiling digital solutions and networks for the diagnostic medical community; OTG Research, providing solutions to the education, funding and research communities; and in-house multimedia studio Go Motion + Design, have established themselves as respected and sought after industry competitors. The company's intention is to maintain sustained growth in the years to come via continued organic development in its existing divisions and an aggressive acquisition schedule.

Acuo Technologies, with headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, was founded in 2000 with the objective of developing the first enterprise-wide collaborative asset management solution for medical DICOM images residing in a Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS). Its first commercial product received United States Food and Drug Administration 510-K approval in 2001. Since that time, over 70 medical sites around the world have deployed AcuoMed/AcuoStore software solutions. More company news is available in the VMW March 2007 article Acuo Technologies announces availability of its PACS Aggregation Engine.


Leslie Versweyveld

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