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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emageon Inc.(Nasdaq: EMAG), a leading provider of enterprise visual medical systems tohospitals and healthcare networks, announced today that it has entered into adigital healthcare information management agreement with The Johns HopkinsHospital, a world-renowned medical center headquartered in Baltimore,Maryland.
Johns Hopkins will use Emageon's clinical content management product toprovide DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, the globalstandard for medical imaging) archiving capabilities and web distribution andvisualization of images and information to treating physicians in its acutecare hospitals and clinics.
"We are very pleased to initiate this relationship with one of thecountry's most prestigious hospital systems," said Chuck Jett, Emageon'sChairman and CEO. "We have been very impressed with the technical team atJohns Hopkins and are excited they share our vision of a centralized openarchive with local image management and enterprise distribution."
About The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
Founded in 1889 by Baltimore banker Johns Hopkins, The Johns HopkinsHospital is recognized as America's top hospital. This academic medicalcenter is home to The Johns Hopkins Heart Institute, the Brady UrologicalInstitute, the Kimmel Cancer Center, the Wilmer Eye Institute and The JohnsHopkins Children's Center. The Johns Hopkins Health System also includes TheJohns Hopkins Outpatient Center, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, HowardCounty General Hospital and numerous outpatient facilities and clinics.
This year, for the 15th year in a row, The Johns Hopkins Hospital hastopped U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of "America's BestHospitals" and again ranked in the top 10 in 16 of the 17 specialty categorieslisted.