Box Breaks Into Medical Image Sharing with Purchase of MedXT

Box’s breakthrough into the healthcare IT industry has officially happened now that they have confirmed that they have purchased MedXT. Box’s blog post boldly states that Box plans to modernize collaboration in healthcare.

This builds upon Box’s initiative to make Box available for specific industries. The Box blog was written by CEO Aaron Levie and the blog posts starts out by saying, ” Today I’m incredibly excited to announce that we are acquiring MedXT, a pioneer in cloud-based medical image viewing, sharing and collaboration. MedXT (Clariso Inc.) got its start in Y Combinator and is led by two amazing founders with experience spanning the healthcare industry, Microsoft and Facebook. Founders Reshma Khilnani and Cody Ebberson will both join our engineering organization to help integrate their technology with the Box platform and build all-new content experiences for the healthcare industry.”

The announcement mentions that the following hospitals are currently adopting this new technology:

  • Stanford Health Care
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • St. Joseph Health
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

What makes this acquisition unique is that Box is already HIPPA compliant. Given that fact, the acquisition went quite smoothly since all of the proper accreditations and certifications were in place. The blog post goes on to say:

“MedXT’s technology addresses a key hurdle to interoperability. Medical images have long been silo-ed from other clinical systems that house medical records and tests, largely due to the complex imaging equipment used to capture them. Reshma and Cody both recognized the opportunity to securely bridge the gap between the equipment that radiologists and technicians are using to capture data, and the people they ultimately need to share that data with.”

Box will also give developers a plethora of tools to work with using the MedXT API tools. This acquisition marks the first pick up for Box since mentioning that they would begin on focusing on specific industries.