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 News Release - June 4, 2008

Premier Announces New Contracted Supplier Joins Enterprise Image Management Portfolio

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, today announced a new agreement with Philips Healthcare for enterprise image management solutions. This 33-month agreement, effective April 1, 2008, includes image management products for both cardiology and radiology applications, as well as an information solution for cardiology.

The agreement joins the previously announced portfolio of contracts that include Agfa HealthCare Corp. and DR Systems, Inc. This agreement is available to acute and continuum of care members.

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Serving more than 2,000 U.S. hospitals and 51,000-plus other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the leading healthcare purchasing networks and the nation's most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information. A subsidiary operates one of the nation's largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups. A world leader in helping healthcare providers deliver dramatic improvements in care, Premier is working with the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit

Source: Premier Purchasing

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