SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DR Systems, rated Best in KLAS® for 2006, said today it has been awarded a new contract with Premier for its radiology information systems (RIS) and picture archiving and communications systems (PACS). The three-year agreement is effective January 1, 2008. A leading developer of RIS and PACS, DR Systems was named the best overall healthcare IT vendor by KLAS Enterprises, the respected national research firm.
Premier is one of the nation’s largest healthcare purchasing networks, serving over 1,700 member hospitals and more than 49,000 other healthcare sites.
With the new agreement, Premier members will have the ability to utilize an exclusive offering of lease-to-purchase or flexible capital-purchase plans, 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, Premier members will be able to take advantage of DR Systems’ unique approach to imaging IT. DR Systems is known for its ability to improve patient care and physician satisfaction, while also driving down operating costs.
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 mammography, pathology and 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 landmark pioneer and innovator.
“With many choices in the marketplace, DR Systems is honored to have an agreement with Premier,” said Richard Porritt, president and CEO of DR Systems. “DR Systems’ unified RIS/PACS solution provides one of the lowest overall costs of ownership in the industry.”
In addition to being named the top healthcare IT company and “Best in KLAS” PACS vendor for 2006, DR Systems has been rated the #1 PACS vendor in the “Top 20: 2006 Best in KLAS Report,” and in the “KLAS PACS-Acute Care 2006 Report.”
About DR Systems, Inc.
DR Systems, Inc. is the leading independent provider of medical imaging and information systems for diagnostic imaging centers and hospitals. For 15 years, the company has helped over 500 hospitals and imaging center sites improve the management of patient information, eliminate film costs, and increase workflow speed, all while providing better clinical quality and patient care.
The company’s Unity™ RIS/PACS integrates numerous tools to improve financial performance and productivity, including: Web-based scheduling, image, report and audio clip distribution; patented, automated hanging protocols for radiologists; and the report format preferences of individual referring physicians.
The prestigious KLAS® rating service honored DR Systems as the highest scoring vendor across all healthcare informatics categories covered in the “Top 20: 2006 Best in KLAS” report as well as the leading PACS vendor. Also, for the second year-in-a-row, KLAS has ranked DR Systems as the “PACS Category Leader” in the “Top 20: 2007 Mid-Year Report.”
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About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
Serving 1,700 hospitals and more than 49,000 other healthcare sites, Premier is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the nation’s largest healthcare purchasing networks, the most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information and one of the largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups in healthcare. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, and Washington. For more information, visit www.premierinc.com.