BOCA RATON, Fla. and FORT MYERS, Fla. July 15, 2015 – InfoPeHR Technologies, marketer of InfoPeHR, the first patient-centric portable Personal Health Record, complete with imaging in diagnostic quality; and 21st Century Oncology, a leading provider of advanced radiation therapy and other Integrated Cancer Care services to cancer patients in the United States and Latin America, have announced an agreement through which 21st Century Oncology will provide InfoPeHR cards to their international patients relying on the radiation oncology medical group for their cancer care.
“While not using the card as a true Personal Health Record (PHR), the InfoPeHR card is a unique answer to our international patients’ need to keep, update and carry their complete medical records between their home country and our facilities in the U.S.,” said Eduardo Fernandez, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.R.O., F.A.S.T.R.O., 21st Century Oncology Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs / Medical Director for Latin America / Radiation Oncologist. “Given the kind of care we are providing to our patients, InfoPeHR’s ability to acquire, keep and store all their medical images in diagnostic quality, is a unique benefit for the quality of the care we offer,” added Elizabeth Paucar, M.B.A., Director of International Services, Medical Operations Liaison.
“Having InfoPeHR available to 21st Century Oncology’s international patients, is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the unique interoperability benefit of our device,” stated Bernard Brigonnet, M.B.A., President and CEO of InfoPeHR Technologies. “Its unique capability of including images in professional quality, thanks to our WAAVES technology, will offer an easy and reliable way of communicating across geographies and EMR platforms,” Mr. Brigonnet added.
About 21st Century Oncology: 21st Century Oncology is the largest global, physician led provider of Integrated Cancer Care services. The company offers a comprehensive range of cancer treatment services, focused on delivering academic quality, cost-effective patient care in personal and convenient settings. As of March 31, 2015, the company operated 182 treatment centers, including 147 centers located in 17 states and 35 centers located in six countries in Latin America. The company holds market-leading positions in most of its domestic local markets and abroad.
About waaves: WAAVES is a powerful image compression algorithm. It covers still images, animated sequences and tracings. It also complies with Dicom standards. As evidenced in clinical trials, the WAAVES format is much more compact than alternate compression solutions such as Jpeg or Jpeg 2000. In addition, upon image decompression, WAAVES provides conformity, consistency, and reliability far beyond any alternative solution. Given those unique benefits, the use of WAAVES has been approved for medical diagnostic purpose, and has received CE marking in the European Union.
About InfoPeHR: InfoPeHR is the first Personal electronic Health Record device, specifically designed to be fully functional in stand-alone and connected modes. Its ability to collect all medical data, including images in diagnosis grade quality, thanks to its unique, proprietary image compression technology –Waaves, and to store them on a single removable medium, as well as offering synchronization options when connected to IT networks, distinguishes it from other potential solutions.