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eMix Medical Info Exchange Built on VMware Virtualization Software

Leading cloud computing service shares medical images and reports

SAN DIEGO - Behind the data center infrastructure of eMix™, the leading cloud computing service for sharing medical imaging studies and reports, is an alliance between the largest independent PACS company and the world's leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure company.

In developing this new electronic medical imaging exchange service, the eMix technology team selected an infrastructure solution from VMware. The choice was based on VMware's ability to quickly deliver a comprehensive solution for cloud computing.

The result: Using VMware's comprehensive portfolio cloud computing technologies, eMix accelerated the reliable delivery of its medical exam-sharing service. eMix also achieved greater infrastructure flexibility and lowered its IT, energy and real estate costs.

eMix, a business venture incubated by DR Systems, enables rapid, secure sharing of images and reports between disparate institutions and physicians via the Internet. It can also facilitate associating patient images to electronic medical records (EMRs) and patients' personal health records (PHRs). This interoperable technology eliminates the need for the provider facility to burn CDs, print films, and fax reports.

VMware and eMix have a shared vision for cloud computing as the future of healthcare enterprise IT infrastructure. Cloud computing is a virtual IT infrastructure that combines the controls and security of today's data center with the agility and security required for eMix's exam-sharing innovation, at substantially lower costs.

"We are pleased to expand our partnership with eMix," said Frank Nydam, Director of Healthcare Solutions for VMware. "This business alliance is leveraging our industry-leading cloud infrastructure technologies to deliver the cloud platform for eMix - helping them achieve greater levels of reliability and agility in an environment with the highest possible requirements for data security and availability."

About VMware

VMware delivers virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry leading virtualization platform - VMware vSphere™ - customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security and go green. With 2009 revenues of $2 billion, more than 190,000 customers and 25,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

About eMix

eMix is a business venture incubated by DR Systems, one of the most respected names in healthcare information systems. Electronic Medical Information Exchange (eMix) is cloud-based technology developed for sharing medical imaging studies and reports between disparate healthcare facilities and physicians with the speed and simplicity of email. eMix will also facilitate the inclusion of patient images into electronic medical records (EMRs) and patients' personal healthcare records (PHRs).

The business-to-business capability of eMix will be followed with the launch of a patient portal for business-to-consumer data exchanges, as well as a long-term storage feature with highly flexible user-driven storage rules and options. For more information, visit www.eMix.com or call 877-EMIX-MED (877-364-9633).

About DR Systems

DR Systems is the leading independent provider of enterprise imaging and information management systems for integrated healthcare networks, hospitals, and diagnostic imaging centers. For more than 18 years, the company has helped over 600 hospitals and imaging center sites lower their cost of operation by improving management of patient information, eliminating ancillary IT systems and interfaces, and increasing workflow speed, while also providing better clinical quality and patient care.

For more information, call 800-794-5955, or visit www.drsys.com.

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