Vital Images, a Minneapolis-based enterprise medical imaging and informatics company has acquired global healthcare informatics company Karos Health (Karos). Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
For Vital, the acquisition will provide its customers with a customer-centric, modular platform that allows hospital systems to solve a broad set of enterprise imaging challenges without requiring large-scale, disruptive PACS replacement of existing systems. In addition, the acquisition will build on Karos’ vast experience in enabling healthcare interoperability, while Vital will continue its market leadership in advanced visualization, diagnostic viewing and image-processing algorithms to support personalized medicine.
Karos’ Rialto platform empowers healthcare enterprises to enable cross-community access to information, facilitating collaboration between healthcare providers and patients. Karos’ EasyViz is a breakthrough product for image display, delivering diagnostic quality imaging information when and where needed. Rialto and EasyViz are based on open standards that ensure safe and secure handling of patient health information and is backed by a team with decades of experience in healthcare interoperability.
“Karos Health’s solution-set enables collaboration between healthcare providers and patient engagement, while providing secure access to complete the patient’s health record – anytime, anywhere,” says Jim Litterer, president and CEO of Vital Images in a statement. “Karos’ technology allows Vital to provide one modular solution, giving CIOs globally the ability to adapt and grow their service delivery without disrupting existing investments.”
The non-disruptive approach championed by both Vital and Karos enables hospital systems to optimize diagnostic imaging workflows and deliver enterprise-wide imaging information to the EMR, helping to improve both patient and business outcomes.