Charlotte, NC – (July 9, 2014) - Medicor Imaging's MiPACS Dental Enterprise was the first PACS software in the United States Air Force Medical Service to receive accreditation to operate on the Air Force network under new rules. The Air Force and MiPACS are also first among all branches within the United States Military to gain accreditation.
Formed on October 1, 2013, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) was commissioned to provide healthcare to American service members and their dependents. The DHA's mission is to "achieve greater integration of our direct and purchased health care delivery systems so that we accomplish the Department's Quadruple Aim: achieve medical readiness, improve the health of our people, enhance the experience of care, and lower our healthcare costs."1
Medicor's Approval to Communicate (ATC), given by the Health Information Technology Directorate within the DHA, is shared by the Dental Imaging Collaborative Environment (DICE) and extends through April 2017. DICE is comprised of the MiPACS Dental Enterprise PACS software from Medicor Imaging, Carestream imaging hardware, Planmeca imaging hardware, and Air Techniques imaging hardware.
As the only software PACS solution within DICE, this accomplishment further solidifies MiPACS as the premier choice for Dental and Medical Imaging PACS. In addition to the Air Force, MiPACS is used throughout more than half of the VA Medical system, three state prison systems, and nearly 75% of North American dental schools. Most importantly, the long accreditation period ensures that United States Airmen and their families will receive top-notch dental care for years to come.
About Medicor Imaging
A division of LEAD Technologies, Inc., Medicor Imaging was created in 2001 to provide the medical imaging community with products and professional services that will help facilitate a rapid transition into the digital era. Starting Medicor was in direct response to the requests of LEAD Technologies' clients who were searching for an efficient means of creating or modifying DICOM based applications to meet DICOM standards.
About LEAD Technologies
With a rich history of over twenty years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits for document, medical, multimedia, raster and vector imaging. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, holds the top position in every major country throughout the world and boasts a healthy, diverse customer base and strong list of corporate partners including some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe.
1. Quote taken from DHA website: http://www.tricare.mil/tma/aboutDHA.aspx