Nautilus Medical: Medical Image Sharing Simplified

Nautilus Medical: Medical Image Sharing Simplified

 Timothy Kelley, Founder, Nautilus Medical
Ever since Nautilus Medical opened its doors, the company has focused on easing the challenges around data security, interoperability, ease-of-access in handling and sharing of medical images and reports in a cost-effective manner. Enabling seamless portability and exchange of medical images across the healthcare community, including hospitals, practitioners, acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and even patients, Nautilus improves healthcare coordination for better patient outcomes. Built on peer-to-peer technology, Nautilus' agile medical information exchange solutions utilize hardware signatures, key strokes, and mouse movements to create unique private keys that ensures foolproof data security. The company's million-dollar insurance policy for information security is the testimony to its security prowess.

With built-in routing, editing, and anonymization features, Nautilus improves communication between caregivers and patients. Prior to sharing the images, healthcare practitioners and specialists can scan pathology and radiology reports, ultrasound forms through a paper scanner or flat bed scanner and convert these files to DICOM and then transfer to DICOM folder. Utilizing the 'print to DICOM' feature, they can print documents of various types as a DICOM file into a patient folder via MatrixRay print driver. Further, the company curtails the data importing challenges by scanning the images from CDs and importing them to the DICOM folder. In case of non-DICOM images, the users can convert other formats such as JPEG2000, to use them. The routing feature streamlines the transmission of files to specific workstations or PACS accurately. "With the anonymization and editing capabilities, our solutions are apt for secondary and primary review, consensus, clinical decision making, and academic training," highlights Timothy Kelley, Founder, Nautilus Medical.

Nautilus offers solutions such as AutoRay, DeskRay, and MatrixRay that cater to the diverse needs in the healthcare arena.

With the anonymization and editing capabilities, our solutions are apt for secondary and primary review, consensus, clinical decision making, and academic training

If a medical operation requires burning of CDs and DVDs, then AutoRay excels as the best option for automated burning of CDs with EPSON robotic disk producer. DeskRay, on the other hand, supports unlimited burning of medical images on a desktop.

For administering a large image distribution, Nautilus’s MatrixRay emerges as the optimal choice as it transfers images at a pay-per-use basis, thus eliminating the need for capital investment. As a free software, MatrixRay allows users to send or burn a medical study for just $1, and can be installed in a minute across a wide spectrum of healthcare facilities. “MatrixRay serves a very large underserved market due to expensive image transfer implementations,” notes Kelley. The cloud native solution delivers ease of data storage and access and nullifies the need to burn CDs. While adhering to the global DICOM file format standards, MatrixRay imports and converts DICOM and non-DICOM images. The users can also utilize its in-built functionality to burn the data on CDs and DVDs if the need arises. As this data is not stored, it is safe from breaches and hacks.

As an expert in image distribution, Nautilus excels in solving challenges related to sharing ultrasounds with new mothers. Through BebeVue, the company allows ultrasound files to be converted to mp4 format and stored in the cloud in a non-diagnostic format. The new mothers can share these files with their loved ones on the social media.

“We are unique in the fact that we are not an engineering company as much as a design company first. This gives us the competitive edge of designing products that are impressive as we overlay a layer of simplicity on top of complex processes,” says Kelley. Having presence in 20 countries across four continents, Nautilus aims to foray into underserved markets across the globe, streamlining medical image transfer while unleashing the potential of DICOM to reduce healthcare cost and ultimately saving lives.

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Telehealth is Only as Good as the Bandwidth in Many Critical Cases

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Telehealth is no good if there is a poor connection. We have all heard the static, robot voices and watched a frozen screen. Network, internet, and bandwidth are all words patients and doctors are familiar with, but in the end, it only matters if they can communicate. Nearly 50 million people live in rural areas as defined by the CDC as non-urban. People in remote and rural areas lack access to high-level care and specialists putting them at 50% higher risk of death from unintentional accidents, stroke, and respiratory disease. Nautilus Medical is solving these issues in telehealth with a technology called TeleRay. This platform delivers better connections and quality by utilizing peer to peer connections and high-speed cellular networks when bandwidth is low.

Timothy Kelley, CEO of Nautilus, said "Our rural and mobile doctors and professionals can use TeleRay in many situations." He explained that TeleRay could view modalities such as ultrasound in real-time from remote locations. He said, "Emergency responders, maternal-fetal medicine doctors, cardiologists, and more can view the patient, the modality, and speak to the sonographer or technologist to get results that matter." Ultrasounds can determine internal bleeding, injuries, and fractures miles away.

There are multiple medical situations where a specialist or higher-level professional must view images or consult in how they are acquired. COVID 19 has added to the triage issues in receiving patients, and remote lung sweeps with an ultrasound would help enable a more efficient intake of critical patients and where they can go in the hospital before arrival.

Nautilus Medical CTO Cody Neville likes to talk about the platform's advantages, including the storage, sharing, and access to images after they are captured. "This gives immediate access with real-time tools to make a diagnosis from anywhere on any device." He continued, "Its prime time for a platform like this that combines telehealth with radiology, TeleRay is the only platform that offers real-time viewing of the modalities which can be critical in high-risk situations where a specialist can virtually look over the shoulder of the sonographer or technologist as if they're in the room to adjust, view, and consult."

The financial benefits to complete telehealth platforms are immense. Beyond the clinical and triage benefits, implementing a virtual care option can help offset the decline in revenue due to reduced visits. Since 80% of all primary care visits do not need physical interaction, the efficiency of a 15-minute visit can be much better with fewer exam rooms and fewer parking requirements.

The main issue is making sure the connection is high-quality speed and access to additional data and images. Good quality helps ensure better outcomes, which is the goal of healthcare visits.