Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants (MSKIC, LLC) Choose Dicom Systems Cloud VNA Enabling Health IT Flexibility

Campbell, CA – October 28, 2015 – Dicom Systems (, a Silicon Valley-based healthcare IT company and enterprise imaging interoperability expert, is pleased to announce their selection as Cloud VNA technology of choice by San Antonio-based teleradiology services and health IT innovation company Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants LLC (MSKIC, LLC) (

“MSKIC, LLC created the RadCloud® platform to support the Radiology as a Service® offerings including vendor neutral image and medical information content in addition to private cloud based RIS/PACS and subspecialty teleradiology services. The RadCloud® ecosystem required a feature rich, flexible, and interoperable Enterprise Imaging workflow engine/VNA solution and Dicom Systems was a perfect match of features and flexibility,” said Douglas Smith, M.D., MSKIC, LLC President. The DICOM Systems routers integrate seamlessly with the RadCloud® ecosystem using a Restful API (application programming interface) and anticipated HL7 FHIR connectivity in early 2016. “By choosing Dicom Systems as MSKIC’s partner, we have established a solid foundation to gain crucial vendor neutrality, interoperability and scalability, while uniquely managing our image lifecycle management (ILM) requirements, both on-premise and cloud-based.”

With Dicom Systems’ versatile and flexible platform, MSKIC, LLC is now able to:

  • Normalize all images into a DICOM-conformant VNA framework (eliminate proprietary DICOM-related roadblocks),
  • Leverage a Partly Cloudy®, hybrid Cloud approach with both on-premise and cloud-based components for data storage permitting combination of performance and rapid scalability.
  • Support the MSKIC innovation and interoperability framework through a full-featured imaging workflow design toolset, flexible Restful API and HL7 interoperability channels.
  • Enable complex workflow and analytics using metatag application to DICOM header layer leveraged using analytics and computer assisted decision making functions within MSKIC’s Radiology as a Service® offerings.
  • Gain the freedom to deconstruct or transform their RIS/PACS without the apprehension and cost of complex data migrations.

“We are excited to be a part of Dr. Smith’s vision for the future of his practice. MSKIC, LLC is at the heart of a complex software solutions ecosystem that creatively leverages applications that are typically siloed from one another. Thanks to Dr. Smith’s innovation and forward thinking, Dicom Systems is seamlessly – and affordably – unifying all these applications into one cohesive and interoperable environment,“ said Florent Saint-Clair, Dicom Systems Executive VP.

About Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants, LLC:
Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants (MSKIC, LLC) has expanded from a national subspecialty orthopedic and spine teleradiology services company to pioneering emerging health information collaboration technologies ultimately enabling HHS / CMS Meaningful Use objectives. MSKIC created the RadCloud®: the first private cloud VNA and platform solution for radiology; Radiology as a Service® all-in-one radiology services provider; and GoToPACS™: private health information exchange for San Antonio, Texas.

About Dicom Systems, Inc:
Dicom Systems ( offers a 100% secure web-based DICOM and HL7 routing and Interface Engine appliance for hospitals, clinics and diagnostic imaging centers. Its proprietary technology dramatically simplifies the client’s IT structure by applying industry standard protocols, such as SNMP, SSL/TLS, DICOM and HL7, thus enabling users staggeringly quick and effective access to information regardless of their physical location within the enterprise. Trusted by top healthcare facilities, and providing the most effective integrated workflow in digital imaging, Campbell-based Dicom Systems ensures that doctors, practitioners and diagnosticians have the most reliable and most immediate access to patient data from across their Healthcare Enterprises.