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News Release - April 4, 2006
DR Systems Awarded Approved PACS Vendor Status from MedAssets Supply Chain SystemsSAN DIEGO--(HSMN NewsFeed)--April 4, 2006--DR Systems, rated the #1 PACS vendor by MD Buyline, today announced that it has been selected by MedAssets Supply Chain Systems as an Approved PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System) Vendor to MedAssets' customers.
As an approved PACS Vendor, DR Systems will be able to sell the company's PACS and RIS (Radiology Information System) to MedAssets' customers. MedAssets Supply Chains Systems is one of the largest and fastest-growing medical group purchasing organizations (GPO) and supply chain services companies in the U.S. The multi-year agreement between DR Systems and MedAssets Supply Chain Systems is effective April 1, 2006.
The DR Systems RIS/PACS includes numerous advanced features, including Web-based scheduling, document scanning printing and faxing, voice recognition, dictation, transcription, management reports, advanced image processing, Web-based image report and audio clip distribution. The company's solutions also offer archiving, digital radiology, digital mammography, pathology, cardiology tools, output to billing systems and services, and EMR integration. DR Systems holds many of the innovative patents that have shaped this industry and is considered a key pioneer and innovator, having been founded 14 years ago.
The DR Systems Approved PACS Vendor status will provide MedAssets customers the ability to utilize an exclusive offering of lease-to-purchase or flexible capital purchase plan options, deep discounts and unique Imaging Center packages. Because DR Systems provides a single-vendor solution, healthcare customers can simplify their enterprise information technology management and reduce their costs, by consolidating associated applications on one unified system with a single user interface.
"In addition to purchasing a new RIS/PACS solution, MedAssets customers will be able to take advantage of DR Systems' unique approach to using imaging information technology," said Mark Miriani, Senior Vice President of Contracting for MedAssets Supply Chain Systems. "This unique approach enhances benchmarking, performance improvement and driving down operating costs, while also improving patient care and offering greater physician satisfaction."
"With many choices in the marketplace, DR Systems is honored to be selected as an Approved PACS Vendor for MedAssets' customers," said Richard Porritt, President and CEO of DR Systems. "MedAssets customers now will have the opportunity to purchase a unified RIS/PACS solution that provides one of the lowest overall costs of ownership in the industry."
DR Systems has been rated the #1 PACS vendor by MD Buyline for six consecutive quarters, including the January 2006 Intelligence Report, ranked #2 by KLAS in their 2005 KLAS Community Hospital PACS Report and ranked #3 in their 2005 KLAS Acute Care PACS Report.
About DR Systems, Inc.
DR Systems, Inc. is the leading independent provider of scalable, film-free medical systems and paperless information systems for diagnostic imaging centers and hospitals. Since 1993, the company has helped more than 250 hospitals and imaging centers improve the management of patient information, eliminate film costs and increase workflow speed, all while providing better clinical quality and patient care. The company provides customers with numerous professional services, including complete project management of new system implementations; data migration from previous, legacy PACS; 24/7 customer support; and regularly upgraded software. DR Systems' unified RIS/PACS integrates numerous tools to improve financial performance and productivity, including: client-server distribution and Web-based distribution; patented, automated hanging protocols for radiologists; and the report format preferences of individual referring physicians. For more information, call 800-794-5955 or visit www.dominator.com.
MedAssets, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., improves healthcare providers' margin and cash flow through revenue cycle and supply chain initiatives as well as decision suppoRT Technology and services. As a strategic business partner, MedAssets can replace multiple vendors and decrease supply costs by 3-10% and increase net patient revenue by 1-3%. MedAssets Net Revenue Systems provides best-of-breed revenue solutions including strategic pricing, charge capturing and ongoing chargemaster management tools, all of which have been Peer Reviewed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. MedAssets Net Revenue Systems also offers denials management and a tool to link supply cost data with charge data. MedAssets Supply Chain Systems is one of the fastest growing group purchasing organizations in the U.S. and builds customized solutions encompassing procurement of common medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, physician preference supplies, food and nutrition items and capital equipment. The newly formed MedAssets Analytical Systems offers supply chain analytics and decision support tools while clinical and operational consulting services are provided through MedAssets' subsidiary, Aspen Healthcare Metrics. Avega Health Systems, a subsidiary of MedAssets, ranked "Best in KLAS" in Business Decision Support -- KLAS Enterprises, LLC 2005. For more information about MedAssets, go to www.medassets.com or contact Gary Johnson, Corporate Senior Vice President of Marketing and Marketing Services, 100 North Point Center East, Suite 200, Alpharetta, GA 30022.
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