Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Selects Dicom Systems, WinguMD for Enterprise Mobile Clinical Collaboration Platform

Monday, November 19, 2018 via PR Newswire

Comprehensive enterprise solution integrates clinical team collaboration, visible light imaging and EHR for improved pediatric patient outcomes.

Campbell, CA, November 19, 2018 – Dicom Systems, Inc. (www.dcmsys.com), a leader in Enterprise Imaging IT, and WinguMD, (www.wingumd.com) a clinical collaboration mobile app, have announced a joint deployment for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Nicklaus Children's is consistently recognized amongst the best children's hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Children's Hospitals” edition and no other hospital in Florida has more ranked specialties as listed in the 2018-19 report.  As a CHIME #1 “Most Wired” hospital in 2018, Nicklaus has the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern U.S. with a track record of leading healthcare IT. In order to better integrate clinical communications over mobile, Nicklaus Children's sought to implement a secure, centralized platform to capture and share clinical photos inside their EHR. WinguMD provided sharing and indexing of serial clinical photos across care teams as well as comparison with pathology, wound care and other imaging. Unifier by Dicom Systems served as the integration engine for workflow and interoperability.


Elise Hermes, Chief Nursing Information Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System said, “Nicklaus Children's is excited about the communication tools and interdisciplinary collaboration provided by WinguMD. Prior to deploying the application, clinical photos were stored in multiple devices using numerous manual processes. Quality, continuity, security, and integration were our key drivers and intended outcomes. WinguMD is a single and seamless solution for clinical photos that answers the needs of our care teams.”

“We are on the cusp of a mHealth revolution. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is an innovative institution that leverages technology to provide better patient care. We are pleased to be the chosen vendor to meet their mobile clinical photo and collaboration needs,” said Dr. Oliver Aalami, practicing vascular surgeon and Co-Founder of WinguMD.


Benefits of Nicklaus Children’s Enterprise Mobile Clinical Collaboration Platform

  • Easy to use social-media style platform reports on patient status to all members of the care team

  • Integrates encounter-based imaging, chat and mobile device clinical photos into EHR and viewer

  • Features medical-grade photo app with capture, comparison and annotation of medical photos series

  • DICOMweb integration provided Nicklaus Children’s with their choice of enterprise viewers

  • Unifier DICOM Modality Worklist (DMWL) by Dicom Systems integrates visible light imaging, DICOM, HL7 and non-DICOM imaging data

  • Plans for hospital-sanctioned iPads preloaded with enterprise WinguMD and Dicom Systems solution for all new residents to support culture of compliance and more seamless workflow

Recent research shows growing interest in this emerging solutions category. Frost & Sullivan noted the adoption of visible light imaging modalities across several image-using and image-producing specialties was gaining traction across healthcare organizations. Meanwhile, KLAS Research released a 2018 Enterprise Imaging report that listed adopting and standardizing encounter-based imaging and visible light images as having the greatest impact on workflow success.

“This tight integration at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is a tribute to the fundamental value of interoperability. We seamlessly deployed this solution leveraging Nicklaus Children’s existing IT ecosystem with zero downtime impact on existing infrastructure. The newly enabled workflows do not cause end-users to deviate from existing workflows, which means they are naturally adopting the solution,” said Florent Saint-Clair, Executive Vice President of Dicom Systems. “Providers and residents can now use iOS devices to collaborate in a controlled, secure, hospital-sanctioned environment. Dicom Systems in partnership with WinguMD co-founders, Dr. Aalami and Manabu Tokunaga, are proud to be in the trenches with providers, empowering clinical teams to collaborate on the best care for their pediatric patients.”

Dicom Systems (#7900) and WinguMD (#1158G) will be exhibiting in their respective booths during the 104th Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting from November 25-29, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago, CA.


Resources

Frost & Sullivan, 18 April 2016, “Visible Light Imaging and Operating Room Informatics Market, Forecast to 2019” http://www.frost.com/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC12-01-00-00-00

KLAS Research, Keystone Summit 2017, “Enterprise Imaging: Enterprise Imaging Measurement, Functionality and Keys to Success” https://klasresearch.com/report/keystone-summit-2017/1324


About Dicom Systems

Dicom Systems provides Enterprise Imaging solutions that simplify IT and data management. The features-rich Unifier platform delivers intelligent routing, SSL-based DICOM and HL7 integration tools, DICOM Modality Worklist, archiving and de-identification through on-premise, private cloud and leading cloud providers like Google Cloud. Proven at worldwide deployments, Dicom Systems is recognized by top healthcare enterprises, government agencies and partners for next-generation Enterprise Imaging. To learn more, visit www.dcmsys.com.

Media contact: Taylur Ngo, 415-684-8790, taylur@dcmsys.com


About WinguMD

Based in Silicon Valley, WinguMD is an essential mobile clinical collaboration platform that closes information access gaps in the hospital EHR. The comprehensive mobile app unifies individual physicians and physician groups as well as all members of the hospital care team security and efficiency when communicating using personal mobile devices. WinguMD seamlessly integrates all communications, mobile photos, orders and other clinical documents into the EHR and PACS. WinguMD is a Startup Health company. Its BodyMapSnap app is available as a free download from the iTunes App Store. To learn more, visit www.wingumd.com.

Media contact: Tawnya Pell, 408-786-5399, tawnya.pell@wingumd.com


About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital 
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians, including more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children’s Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org


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