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

AMICAS Announces General Availability of Next Generation Vision Series PACS Platform

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This customer-focused phenomenon was one of the leading reasons that AMICAS was recently awarded the 2006 North American Medical Imaging CustomerProduct Value of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan. "AMICAS truly paysattention to its customers' needs and has developed an unsurpassed culture of innovation," said Nadim Daher, research analyst with Frost & Sullivan. "AMICASdemonstrates the most rapid turnaround time between the customer expressing aparticular need or desire and incorporating the idea into the AMICAS solution set. This continuous well-oiled cycle allows the company to maintain its position at the cutting-edge of technology at all times and to take full advantage of the flexibility and nimbleness that characterizes focused, mid-size companies. Most importantly, it keeps AMICAS' customers satisfied, places them in a more active role, and ultimately makes their strategic visiona reality."

Vision Series PACS Version 4.2 has also extended the inherent advantages associated with real-time communication in the exclusive AMICAS RealTimeWorklist(TM). The release includes a suite of enhancements designed to enhance workflow and communication through effective management of clinicalinformation at the point of care in the RealTime Worklist(TM). These enhancements reduce the number of interruptions for clinicians and improve the efficiency of the imaging operation. These improvements empower clinicianswith better clinical data whenever and wherever they need it -- ultimately resulting in better patient care and better value from their image management platform. One example from this suite of enhancements is enhanced bi-directional interface capabilities with HIS/RIS systems for superior communication and workflow.

Another example from this suite of workflow enhancements is the ability to display and prioritize exams based upon multiple levels of clinical severity in the AMICAS RealTime Worklist(TM). Mr. Rodney Hawkins , vice president of product development at AMICAS, Inc. said, "We know that an imaging environmentis far more complex than a simple 'STAT' message. The key to empowering radiologists and technologists is ensuring that they have all of the necessary information at their fingertips without requiring them to use multipleapplications or alternative forms of communication. By consolidating the availability of this information in real-time, we believe that our customers will be more productive and successful."

Vision Series PACS Version 4.2 also introduces highly robust archiving anddisaster recovery capabilities with Tivoli(R) Storage Manager (TSM) from IBM. Mr. Hawkins noted, "The AMICAS storage architecture is designed forflexibility, scalability, and security. Using a best of breed storage management platform such as TSM allows our customers to use a wide array of devices and receive outstanding support. AMICAS has augmented the strength ofthe TSM platform with industry best practices for disaster recovery planning and execution. These enhancements will improve both the effectiveness andefficiency of the disaster recovery solutions for AMICAS' customers."

AMICAS, Vision Series and RealTime Worklist, are trademarks or registered trademarks of AMICAS, Inc. All other company and trademark names are theproperty of their respective owners.

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