Box is acquiring the Y Combinator graduate MedXT, which is also a pioneer in cloud-based medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration.
As part of the deal, MedXT founders, Reshma Khilnani and Cody Ebberson, will both join Box to help integrate their technology with the Box platform and build all-new content experiences for the healthcare industry.
The MedXT technology will help Box deliver HIPAA-compliant sharing and collaboration for all critical content types.During last month’s BoxWorks event, Box announced its Box for Industries initiative to offer services for specific companies’ needs. One of the those industries is healthcare (Box for Healthcare) which is experiencing “tremendous pressure to evolve its approach to collaboration, interoperability and care coordination.”
Box is already working with the likes of Stanford Health Care, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Health System, St. Joseph Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to help make healthcare more collaborative and effective than ever before.
Interoperability is where MedXT’s technology kicks in, rendering beautiful, shareable previews of DICOM files in the cloud, while also supporting annotations.
Clinical images are a core part of patient diagnostics, and the expertise of the MedXT team members and their medical image viewing technology will be important in Box’s effort to deliver HIPAA-compliant sharing and collaboration for all critical content types. Together with MedXT, Box will pursue the vision for a healthcare system where physicians have instant access to critical medical procedures and data from tablets; patients can obtain their personal medical records and information without friction; and institutions can share healthcare outcomes and data across organizations, securely.