Cloud storage platform Box announced it is acquiring MedXT, a cloud-based medical imaging, sharing and collaboration software company. Founders Reshma Khilnani and Cody Ebberson will both join Box in their engineering organization to focus on integrating their technology with the Box platform. According to Box CEO Aaron Levie, the acquisition of MedXT’s technology addresses a “key hurdle to interoperability” between systems impacting the delivery of quality healthcare.
“Medical images have long been silo-ed from other clinical systems that house medical records and tests, largely due to the complex imaging equipment used to capture them. Clinical images are a core part of patient diagnostics, and the expertise of the MedXT team members and their medical image viewing technology will be incredibly important in our effort to deliver HIPAA-compliant sharing and collaboration for all critical content types. Together with MedXT, we will pursue the vision for a healthcare system where physicians have instant access to critical medical procedures and data from tablets; patients can obtain their personal medical records and information without friction; and institutions can share healthcare outcomes and data across organizations, securely,” wrote Levie in the blog post announcement.
Financial terms were not disclosed.