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Montage and Yottalook Combine Forces to Transform the Future of Radiology Search and Analytics
Nov 24, 2010 (03:11 PM EST)
Montage signs letter of intent to purchase radiology's most popular Internet search engine.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Montage Healthcare Solutions, a privately-held vendor of enterprise search and performance analytics in radiology, announces plans to purchase iVirtuoso™, the owner of Yottalook™, the widely popular, medical imaging search engine and exclusive search provider for the Radiological Society of North America's (RSNA's) website. The combined company gives users the ability to search and mine their own radiology and pathology report libraries as well as conduct analogous, external internet-based searches. The announcement was made by Bill Boonn, M.D., President, Montage Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
"We are extremely pleased to bring the ease and power of Yottalook's free, external search capabilities together with Montage's ability to query both radiology and pathology information systems," mentions Boonn. Radiologists will be able to quickly and easily search for highly-relevant and trusted results both within and outside of their organization, compare findings, and validate results for clinical decision support, education, radiology business management, and research.
"Yottalook users will see no change in their free, Internet search capabilities," notes Khan Siddiqui, MD, cofounder and former principal at iVirtuoso, Inc. The industry-specific search engine receives over three million page views per year and more than 13,000 unique visitors per month. Yottalook is internationally-recognized and used to power internet-based searches for a variety of radiology organizations, including RSNA. "Merging with Montage is the natural, next step for Yottalook," adds Siddiqui.
"Montage is committed to keeping Yottalook a free and trusted source of radiology-focused internet search," adds Curt Langlotz, M.D. PhD, Principal, Montage. "We believe that Yottalook users, who value internet search for decision support, will be attracted to Montage's search and analytic tools to unlock their internal practice data as another powerful source of decision support."
The two companies expect the transaction to be completed by the end of the calendar year.
About Montage Healthcare Solutions Inc.
Montage™ is a leading software solution for healthcare data mining and performance measurement in radiology. Montage technology enables practice leaders, clinicians, researchers, and educators to search the Radiology Information System (RIS) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for key business and clinical data. In addition, proprietary data mining techniques allow for sophisticated and customizable marketing, quality, business, and billing/coding analytics which can measure and enhance business performance and provide clinical decision support. For more information, visit: MontageHealthcare.com.
About iVirtuoso, Inc.
iVirtuoso, Inc., is the leading developer of internet-based search tools for radiologists, through its premier YottaLook.com web site. iVirtuoso is headquartered in the technology corridor between Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD, and offers a comprehensive suite of services to the radiology industry, including imaging practices and vendors, to help in addressing current challenges and anticipating future change and technological development.
SOURCE Montage Healthcare Solutions, Inc.