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VasoHealthcareIT Wins Terasaki Medical Innovation Award

VasoHealthcareIT Wins Terasaki Medical Innovation Award

Innovative Cloud Imaging Solutions Speeds Up Donor Match Turnaround Times
(Nashville, TN – May 23, 2017) VasoHealthcareIT (VHCIT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vaso Corporation (VASO) (OTCMKTS: VASO), today proudly announces the winning of the prestigious Terasaki Medical Innovation Award by the National Kidney Registry (NKR).

In its mission to increase the speed and quality of the donor process, the National Kidney Registry (NKR) partnered with VasoHealthcareIT (VHCIT) to develop and deploy a comprehensive and innovative solution for NKR’s need to safely, securely and expediently transmit and view images across multiple transplant centers. The National Kidney Registry uses the power of technology and large pools of donors and recipients to find better matches through “paired exchange.” Once potential matches are made, time is of the essence, and imaging must be sent between the donor and transplant centers to validate the match; however, existing methods of transferring images via CD can take up to 10 days, adding time to the overall process and sometimes resulting in unexpected late-stage offer rejections. The solution offered by VHCIT is predicted to save NKR over 1,400 hours of coordinator time per year, lower canceled match rates, reduce surgeon time and ultimately save patient lives.

At nearly 80 transplant centers across 28 states, medical professionals can now instantly review computed tomography (CT) scans of kidney donors to quickly evaluate the characteristics and phenotype of the living donor kidney being offered. With VHCIT’s solution, donor centers can seamlessly upload patient CT studies into a secure imaging archive through the Cloud. This process allows surgeons and their team of clinicians to have timely access and visibility to each donor study via the use of GE Healthcare’s Centricity™ Zero Footprint Viewer accessible from any location and time zone, permitting faster evaluation times. Patients receive transplants quicker and can reach recovery faster. Joe Sinacore, NKR’s Director of Education and Development, states, “If a recipient’s donor has any imaging abnormalities, it could be well over a month before they can find another match. This new solution helps to avoid any imaging surprises that could delay critical care.”
The entire solution includes the GE Centricity Enterprise Archive 100 edition with Zero Footprint Viewer (ZFP), National Kidney Registry Web Portal, Ambra Health Cloud Image Routing solution, and Rackspace HIPAA compliant managed services computing facility.

“VasoHealthcareIT is honored to be the National Kidney Registry’s selected partner for the 2017 Terasaki Award and will continue to look for innovative solutions to better serve NKR facilities and patients,” Jackson Ross, General Manager of VasoHealthcareIT.

About VasoHealthcareIT
VasoHealthcareIT (VHCIT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Vaso Corporation (, is a Value-Added Reseller for GE Healthcare’s Radiology Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and medical imaging archive solutions incorporating Zero Footprint Viewer (ZFP). The VHCIT portfolio includes comprehensive network solutions including bandwidth, infrastructure, and security offerings. VHCIT works with healthcare providers to improve the radiology business and patient satisfaction with advanced services for GE Healthcare and Centricity™ products.

About National Kidney Registry
The National Kidney Registry ( is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save and improve the lives of people facing kidney failure by increasing the quality, speed, and the number of living donor transplants.
The “Terasaki Medical Innovation Award” honors the late Dr. Paul Terasaki, a pioneer in transplant medicine, who in 1964 developed the test that became the international standard for tissue typing. Dr. Terasaki’s many significant scientific breakthroughs saved and improved the lives of over 100,000 patients worldwide. He was a shining example of the incredibly positive impact that one man can have on the lives of many.
The Terasaki Medical Innovation Award is presented annually by the NKR, to medical professionals who, through their pioneering work, had a significant impact in advancing paired exchange transplantation and saving the lives of those facing kidney failure.


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