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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

AMICAS Announces General Availability of Next Generation Vision Series PACS Platform

via PRNewswire

BOSTON , Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS), a leader in radiology and medical image and information management solutions,has released Vision Series PACS Version 4.2, a release representing significant advancements to its proven image management software platform. Vision Series PACS Version 4.2 was formally released on August 30th, 2006 following a successful deployment at Newman Regional Hospital in Emporia, Kansas.

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Vision Series PACS Version 4.2 was designed with three fundamental goals in mind: The first goal was to implement nearly two hundred feature requestsand enhancements from existing AMICAS customers. The second goal was to advance the already robust clinical workflow communication capabilities native in the exclusive AMICAS RealTime Worklist(TM). The third goal was to introduce an architecture with highly robust archiving and disaster recovery capabilities.

"We approached AMICAS with a feature request that would help improve ourmulti-site, distributed reading workflow," said Anthony C. Toppins, M.D, Musculoskeletal Radiologist and CIO, of American Radiology Associates."AMICAS listened to our needs and designed a solution in version 4.2 of VisionSeries PACS that I expect will dramatically improve the efficiency of ourcomplex imaging operations. It is rare to have a vendor that values your partnership enough to actually use your feedback in the prioritization of product features and subsequently deliver a robust solution." American Radiology Associates is a 53 person multi-subspecialized private and teaching practice serving more than 47 hospitals, imaging centers and office locations. The practice consists of over 50 radiologists specializing in Body Imaging, Neuroradiology, Musculoskeletal, Interventional Radiology, Breast Imaging andNuclear/PET and provides advanced image interpretation services on a global basis using AMICAS Vision Series PACS.

AMICAS is intensely focused on ensuring and growing customer success. This broad commitment is evident in the growth of service capabilities overthe last year including the introduction of Net Promoter Score management concepts and the introduction of features and functionality that come directlyfrom AMICAS customer input. Vision Series PACS Version 4.2 further reinforcesthis commitment by including nearly 200 feature requests and enhancements fromthe company's customer base.

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