England’s National Health System will be implementing an integration platform that will link medical imaging and genomic data, with the intent of bringing together key information at the point of care.

The NHS will be rolling out the system from Kanteron Systems, a London-based developer of advanced database systems. Kanteron reached the agreement with NHS’s Open Source and Code 4 Health Programmes that will allow NHS to have exclusive and unrestricted access to its medical imaging and genomic data integration platform.

Kanteron said its translational medical imaging server provides a platform that integrates genomics, pharmacogenomics, digital pathology, radiology, biosensors and analytics into one workflow.

The ability to integrate formerly disparate types of patient data into one platform could enable researchers and clinicians to reach precise diagnostics easily and quickly.

For NHS, the platform will be implemented under the control of its clinically led OpenPACS Code 4 Health community. The agreement with Kanteron will allow NHS Trusts to access imaging and genomic data at the point of care; in addition, it will allow the NHS and educational institutions in the United Kingdom to leverage the platform to develop new software components, or plug-ins, through one code repository.

Kanteron is working with various technology partners that have significant business with U.S. healthcare providers. They include IBM, Microsoft and Hitachi Data Systems. Kanteron executives said the company will offer additional services, such as consulting, implementation, integration, migration, tech support and more, to support adoption of new clinical workflows.

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