McKesson acquires Vialog, medical imaging reference website

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SEATTLE—McKesson has acquired Vivalog, a provider of web-based solutions, including its MyPACS.net medical imaging reference site, that enable radiologists, cardiologists and other imaging specialists to organize and share image and reference case information. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 2008 Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) meeting. 

The portfolio extends current hospital imaging and information management systems with reference case management and clinical conferencing capabilities that result in multimedia knowledge repositories to assist in diagnostics, as well as research and training, McKesson said.

By providing imaging specialists with access to related cases, the Vivalog system is a fully integrated reference case management solution that provides staff with access to their peers’ knowledge and a way to capture and share their knowledge, according to the company.