New media company Waba Logic has announced the acquisition of the iBase Image System Medical Image Manager, which is in use by 23 NHS trust departments.

iBase allows clinicians to view medical photographs over a web browser wherever they are, and was developed three years ago in association with clinicians at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UCL and Great Ormond Street.

The iBase Medical Image Manager software will be managed by a new division of the company, Waba Medical.

Peter Snipe, director of Waba Medical, told E-Health Insider that they will continue to support and implement the product. "At the end of February there will be an interim upgrade, which has got about a dozen new features in that have been requested from the existing client base.

"By September or October time at the latest there will be a major relaunch of the product."

Chris Wade, managing director of Waba Logic, added: "As digital media specialist, we at Waba, along with members of the original team, are committed to further the development of systems that meet the needs of the NHS, enhance patient care and harness new technology."

Jeremy Nayler, director of medical illustration at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, which uses the iBase software, said he believed the company’s "commitment to further front-line involvement ensure that the solution continues to be relevant to the ever-changing needs of clinical image systems managers."

According to Snipe, the iBase system will flexible enough to deal with implementations in the NPfIT. "The system was always designed to be compliant with whatever the NHS was pushing out," he says, adding that the software is configured for each organisation. "It automatically links to the patient administration system. Integration has always been one of our key selling points."