Intelerad Medical Systems has acquired Ambra Health. “Unifying two KLAS Research category leaders, the combined platform will provide physicians, patients and researchers a superior cloud solution for reading, storing and sharing diagnostic imaging,” a press release announcing the acquisition states. “Combined with Intelerad’s award-winning PACS, Ambra brings a robust cloud VNA, image exchange functionality, and research and pathology capabilities to the Intelerad portfolio.”
The global hospital imaging IT market is estimated at $4.5 billion, according to a recent Signify Research Imaging IT World Report 2021. Imaging needs will continue to facilitate growth in this market as hospitals and health systems increasingly turn to the cloud for image accessibility. This new partnership between Intelerad and Ambra significantly expands the combined company’s ability to enable distributed radiology reading, collaborative care solutions and advanced life science research in multiple markets to improve the health of populations.
“The ultimate goal of health care is for human beings to live longer, healthier lives. Medical imaging and advanced technology is critical to this goal, and this acquisition positions Intelerad to enhance imaging accessibility and empower health care providers with the tools they need to deliver better patient outcomes,” said Mike Lipps, Intelerad chief executive officer. “For health care providers, moving to the cloud is not a matter of if, but when. Partnering with Ambra is a significant milestone on our path to provide the most scalable and robust medical image management platform in the industry. And while many medical imaging vendors offer pieces of what providers need, Intelerad now offers the entire solution.”
The press release states that Ambra powers some of the largest health systems – such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Memorial Hermann and New York Presbyterian, as well as radiology practices, subspecialty practices and clinical research organizations – to dramatically improve imaging and collaborative care workflows with its highly intuitive and interoperable cloud platform.
“Ambra’s cloud-based platform empowers radiologists and other providers to share and view images in real-time without a VPN or CD, improving patient engagement, continuity of care and interoperability,” it reads.
“Ambra has been focused on ensuring large hospital systems, medical groups, imaging centers, clinical research organizations, and health information exchanges can rely on us to significantly improve processes and workflows in the circle of care,” said Morris Panner, CEO, Ambra. “This commitment is strengthened by joining Intelerad, and we look forward together as a team to further enhance our products and services.”
Panner will become president of Intelerad, reporting directly to Mike Lipps, CEO.
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