07 Mar 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: US-based Leica Biosystems, which recently acquired a digital pathology systems company, has collaborated with Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences to provide Chinese physicians access to real-time, expert review of pathology cases through scalable, secure medical cloud network from US healthcare organizations.
The US institutions providing pathology services include Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dianon/Lab and ProPath. The cloud-based solution, powered by Dell's Unified Clinical Archive, provides the foundation to optimize access to large pathology images so physicians can quickly and easily review and collaborate to expedite patient results and treatment decisions.
Mr Matthias Weber, president, Leica Biosystems, said that, "Connecting China and the US through our collaboration with Dell begins to meet our goal to address the regional and global imbalances of pathology expertise available for patient care by enabling access to pathologists, regardless of location."
Dr August Calhoun, vice president and general manager, Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences, "Dell is excited to work with Leica Biosystems on this initiative and to facilitate the sharing of whole slide pathology images via the cloud. This is a prime example of how a hybrid cloud solution with application-neutral data management capabilities can break down traditional information silos and allow healthcare organizations to securely manage, store and share data to advance patient care even across great distances."