After an award-winning implementation of NucleusHealth’s cloud-based image exchange, Mercy Health has provided a direct investment in NucleusHealth and is a minority investor in the company. Mercy Health is on the growing list of innovative health systems that have decided to expand their culture of innovation by funding vendor partners that they believe will provide a breakthrough for the global health care community.

NucleusHealth is revolutionizing the medical imaging ecosystem with its™ image management platform that will bring to market the world’s first-ever cloud-based Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS) designed to utilize the security, scalability and cost efficiencies of the public cloud.

“We immediately saw the value of the NucleusHealth technology on our clinical workflows when we rolled-out its first-generation image exchange solution to our 23 hospitals. The technology is cost-effective and helps us meet patient and provider requests for imaging quickly and efficiently,” said Mike Hibbard, Mercy Health Vice President of IT, Applications & Service Delivery. “Mercy Health underwent a full implementation within 90-days, utilizing the software-as-a-service solution system-wide, and built a sharing network of 300 different locations in the following six months. We were thrilled when Microsoft recognized our organizations for this effort with its Innovation Award this March at the Healthcare Information and Management System Society.”

Mercy Health’s IT personnel are now able to use the solution as a backup PACS when the main enterprise PACS is undergoing updates or maintenance. Mercy Health may expand the use of the PACS solution in other applications.