What You Should Know:
– Sirona Medical, a San Francisco, CA-based cloud software company for radiologists taking on legacy technology, announced $40 Million in Series B funding led by GreatPoint Ventures and joined by Rose Park Advisors and Avidity Partners, with additional participation from previous investors including 8VC and Global Founders Capital.
– Sirona Medical Inc. is addressing the needs of today’s radiology practices with a novel cloud-native platform that unifies radiology IT applications — worklist, viewer, reporter, and artificial intelligence (AI) — onto a single, streamlined Workspace. Sirona’s radiology operating system (RadOS) puts radiologists in the driver’s seat with novel AI-powered solutions that simplify their workflow and amplify their work product.
– The funding will be used to accelerate ongoing product development, customer onboarding, and sales initiatives.
Empowering Radiologists Through Better Workflow
Sirona’s RadOS platform unifies existing radiology IT software applications — the worklist, viewer, reporter, and AI — onto a single cloud-native platform. The unification of these applications in the cloud represents a first principles rearchitecting of the IT infrastructure that powers medical imaging. As a result, RadOS can be deployed as an overlay to practices’ existing on-premise database systems (PACS and RIS), allowing radiology practices that service multiple hospitals and health systems to combine disparate workflows and data feeds into a single unified workflow experience.
RadOS enables Sirona to leverage AI in ways not previously possible and serves as the foundation for Sirona Medical’s guiding ‘intelligence amplification’ or ‘IA’ principle — the view that AI’s purpose in radiology is to amplify the profession, not compete with it — and that how AI is built and designed for radiology needs to be reimagined before this goal can be achieved.
“There is a critical need for better physician workflow solutions in healthcare, particularly in radiology — the only specialty practiced entirely through software,” said Cameron Andrews, founder and CEO of Sirona Medical. “The reality is that radiology IT is fatally fragmented today, and legacy software solutions were specifically designed and rigidly built for this fragmented and siloed status quo. After decades of battling with disjointed and cumbersome IT systems, radiologists are ready for a unified, cloud-native platform — for a simpler workflow experience that puts the physician experience first. They’re ready for software that just works. With this funding, we will be able to turbocharge the adoption of our RadOS platform into radiology practices across the nation and redouble our focus on our overarching mission: amplifying the profession of radiology through software.”