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Dell has announced it will buy InSite One, the developer of a medical archiving cloud application to make it easier for physicians to share medical images and make quick diagnoses by collaborating on images online.

Terms of the Dec. 22 agreement were not disclosed.

The deal will combine InSite’s InDex Vendor-Neutral Enterprise Archive (VNA) cloud-based product with Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive and DX Object Storage Platform.

InDex VNA simplifies storage of medical images through virtualization. The platform supports IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) standards of DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine), HL7, XDS (cross-enterprise document sharing) and XDS-i (cross-enterprise document sharing for imaging), according to InSite.

EHR (electronic health record) and HIE (health information exchange) applications can retrieve images from InDex with zero resource footprint, InSite reports.

Meanwhile, Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive uses the DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) format to allow doctors to access and store images such as CT scans, EKGs, mammograms, MRIs and surgical scope procedures.

"As the industry’s leading provider of health care IT services, Dell will give InSite One an opportunity to reach more customers and expand our impact on the health care industry," Jim Champagne, CEO of InSite One, said in a statement. 

For more, read the eWeek article: Dell Acquires InSite One to Ease Medical Image Sharing, Storage.