Apollo EPMM® Enterprise Imaging Solution Implemented at Sharp HealthCare

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Apollo EPMM® goes live at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego. After conducting extensive research to identify the best enterprise imaging solution to meet their operational needs, Sharp selected Apollo EPMM as the way forward to achieve the enterprise’s clinical multimedia and imaging outreach goals.

Using the provider's own best practices more efficiently, Apollo EPMM brings the ability to collaborate with clinical multimedia across the entire provider team in a cost-effective, flexible, compliant and secure environment

Apollo, the leading provider of clinical multimedia management solutions, today announced that it has successfully deployed its premiere product, Apollo EPMM® (Enterprise Patient Multimedia Manager), at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. Sharp clinicians are now using Apollo EPMM in the first departments to roll out - Dermatology and Gastroenterology - at multiple Sharp facilities. Other departments will quickly follow as Sharp takes full advantage of Apollo EPMM’s interoperability capabilities to seamlessly share clinical multimedia between Apollo EPMM and Sharp’s other healthcare IT systems.

After conducting extensive research to identify the best enterprise imaging solution to meet their operational needs, Sharp selected Apollo EPMM as the way forward to achieve the enterprise’s clinical multimedia and imaging outreach goals. Sharp clinicians are effectively accessing all clinical multimedia regardless of format within the clinical workflow to collaborate on patient care. With pictures, video, and audio as part of the clinical workflow, their clinicians are able to more effectively interact with and treat their patients.

“Implementing Apollo EPMM enables us to provide a truly patient-centric view for every specialist and provider across our large healthcare enterprise," said Dr. Rick LeMoine, Sharp HealthCare CMIO. “The first stage of the rollout went remarkably smoothly given all the moving parts. Apollo staff were dedicated to making the project a success. They supplied innovative solutions when we hit a snag, even if Apollo EPMM was not the cause. This was a true team of Sharp personnel and Apollo and multiple vendors.”

"Sharp joins a growing list of hospitals with a unique combined focus on information availability, collaboration, and controlling costs as a foundation to bring about industry best practices," Mark Newburger, Apollo CEO, said. "Our vision is to provide comprehensive software and services to the medical community through ease-of-use solutions which aid in workflow efficiency and better patient care. Using the provider's own best practices more efficiently, Apollo EPMM brings the ability to collaborate with clinical multimedia across the entire provider team in a cost-effective, flexible, compliant and secure environment. The result is a more integrated clinical team and improved patient outcomes at a lower cost.”

About Sharp HealthCare
Sharp HealthCare, San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system, is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan. To learn more about Sharp, visit http://www.sharp.com or stay connected with Sharp on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Apollo
Apollo has been a leader in providing healthcare enterprises with quality digital imaging and multimedia solutions since 1993. Apollo EPMM is the only proven enterprise solution that enables all providers to collaborate for the benefit of the patient by providing a 360-degree view of patients’ clinical multimedia and health data. While others promise easy, secure, specialty-specific access throughout the enterprise, Apollo delivers this today at marquee institutions throughout the United States and Canada. For more information visit http://www.apollopacs.com and follow us on Twitter.

CONTACT: Lisa Haas, Lhaas(at)apollopacs(dot)com, 703-288-1474

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