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Roper St. Francis implements Avreo interWORKS Solutions for its Physician Partners

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JULY 17, 2014 - Avreo is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Roper St. Francis to provide services in 18 clinics across 36 locations throughout the Charleston, SC area. Roper St. Francis will use the Avreo interWORKS Solution to manage the PACS component for Roper St. Francis Physician Partners, a comprehensive network of more than 200 physicians that covers a range of primary care and 20 subspecialties. The Avreo interWORKS Solution will be seamlessly integrated into Roper St. Francis’ eClinicalWorks electronic health record. Avreo also will be providing integration with TeraMedica’s Vendor Neutral Archive to store images and documents.

“We are very excited to work with Avreo, Inc. to create our PACS system for diagnostic imaging across the entire Roper St. Francis Physician Partners group,” said Dr. James Price with Orthopaedic Specialists of Charleston. “This will allow our more than 200 physicians to access images created in their offices anywhere in the Roper St. Francis system. This will enhance patient care and eliminate the various cobbled together methods to get images where they were needed. It is a single solution that is a win for everyone involved!"

Roper St. Francis chose Avreo interWORKS because it allows access to patients’ images, regardless of their location, provides the ability to view images within eClinicalWorks and will integrate with the Vendor Neutral Archive, all of which are essential pieces of the Roper St. Francis workflow.

As the largest adult healthcare provider in the Lowcountry with multiple locations, Roper St. Francis wanted to maintain centralized access to patient images throughout its system. Avreo’s WAN (Wide Area Network) optimized, web-based connectively ensures all Roper St. Francis professionals can perform workflow-driven tasks and access needed information regardless of where they are located, creating stability and ease for Roper St. Francis employees.

“We are extremely excited to have the Avreo Solution be a part of Roper St. Francis,” said John Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Avreo. “We consider it an honor to work with such an outstanding, well-recognized healthcare organization and fulfill its needs.”

Roper St. Francis sought an option that would integrate with its existing eClinicalWorks electronic health record and efficiently give the ordering physicians access to images. The Avreo interWORKS Solution provides hyperlinked access to reports and images from Roper St. Francis’ eClinicalWorks system, so ordering physicians simply click a hyperlink from within the eClinicalWorks electronic health record and that opens a web page that displays images within the Avreo viewer. Since Avreo’s solution is a Meaningful Use-certified product, information such as Meaningful Use clinical decision support from eClinicalWorks electronic health record is integrated seamlessly with Avreo’s interWORKS Solution.

About Roper St. Francis

Roper St. Francis has three flagship hospitals strategically located in key growth areas across the region: Roper Hospital on the Charleston peninsula, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley and Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Hospital in Mount Pleasant. The system intends to build a fourth flagship hospital in the Carnes Crossroads section of Berkeley County.

Roper St. Francis is one of the Lowcountry’s largest private employers with more than 5,200 employees. The healthcare system has a robust, active medical staff of more than 800 doctors representing every medical specialty, and it provides services in more than 100 locations in 7 counties.

In total, Roper St. Francis provides: five full-service Emergency Departments; three helipads, including the region’s only hospital-rooftop helipad at the Roper campus; and the regionally renowned inpatient Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. Each of the system’s three hospitals includes adjacent medical office buildings, and the Bon Secours St. Francis campus boasts a freestanding comprehensive Cancer Center. Roper St. Francis is the Lowcountry’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare provider. The 657-bed system comprises more than 90 facilities and services in seven counties. Learn more at www.rsfh.com.

About Avreo

Avreo, founded in 1997, is a leading provider of EHR for Radiology to extend traditional RIS, PACS, Dictation, Transcription, and Distribution functionality to excel in distributed reading environments and meaningfully communicates with enterprise healthcare systems. Whether your healthcare organization is a hospital, radiology reading group, or ambulatory imaging facility, Avreo offers a solution to support the workflow needs of your busy practice while bringing radiology to the forefront of the overall healthcare discussion. Avreo is a privately held company based in Charleston, SC. Avreo offers our solutions on an operational (fee/exam) or capital acquisition payment model.

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