Apollo Enterprise Imaging Partners with Children’s of Alabama to Address Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

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Apollo contracts with Children's of Alabama to provide it's enterprise imaging and clinical multimedia management solution, arcc, to enable secure SCAN clinical content management. SCAN is a unique clinical area that has significant security restrictions and workflows that do not conform to workflows seen in other clinical areas of the health system.

Apollo, the leading provider of enterprise imaging and clinical multimedia management solutions, today announced a contract with Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, to address Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) with their Clinical Convergence Enterprise Imaging Solution, arcc®. Children’s of Alabama selected Apollo’s enterprise imaging solution arcc (autonomous repository for clinical content), after a vetted process to identify a solution that could handle the complexity and security needed to support the Hospital’s Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) department.

SCAN is a unique clinical area that has significant security restrictions and workflows that do not conform to workflows seen in other clinical areas of the health system. Professionals involved in SCAN cases extend beyond the walls of the hospital to include first responders, law enforcement, social workers, and the justice system.

SCAN situations require a delicate approach and the consultation of SCAN professionals to assist first responders in the determination of abuse cases. These special cases require a diverse team to work together for the protection and care of children. Having a secure tool to capture and record potential abuse cases has provided a critical component missing in the SCAN care process. The arccMobile application provides a secure solution and user experience to assist in the capture, protection and exchange of information with clinicians. Having the ability for first responders throughout the community to have a secure tool to communicate, capture and record potential abuse cases will provide a critical component that has been missing in healthcare.

At the point of contact with the patient, the chain of custody rules starts governing every detail. The need to ensure all clinical content is certifiable in a court of law and follows serious security and auditing processes is critical to the successful protection of these young patients. The clinical content in a SCAN case includes documents, video forensic interviews, clinical photography images, x-rays and more. They must be verifiable at every stage of acquisition, exchange, archive and accessibility. This content must always be handled as native, original content with image level certification and security. The industry-leading, advanced chain of custody security technology used by arcc provides a security structure that certifies all clinical content acquired and managed by Apollo’s Enterprise Imaging solution.

About Children’s of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. More information is available at childrensal.org.

About Apollo
Apollo’s Enterprise Imaging Solution, arcc, uses a new technology, clinical convergence, to power true interoperability, collaboration and next generation security throughout the health system. arcc is a solution with custom applications, workflows and modules for over 45 specialty-specific departments. arcc is the industry’s only mature enterprise imaging solution that provides direct device integration, clinical content management, reporting, custom workflow engine and advanced unstructured data technologies that help our partners lead the real-time health system revolution. Visit http://www.apolloei.com.

CONTACT: Lisa Haas, Lhaas(at)apolloei(dot)com, 703-260-1873

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