Contracts for Agfa Healthcare, Thomas Healthcare

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Agfa HealthCare announced today that the Greenville Hospital System, University Medical Center, located in Greenville, S.C., is adding Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX Radiology Information System (RIS) to its existing IMPAX image management system. The installation is currently underway. The hospital system consists of five campuses and more than 1110 beds and provides integrated healthcare to communities across upstate South Carolina.

In related news, Agfa HealthCare announces that it has successfully completed the initial phase of the ORBIS Hospital Information System (HIS) implementation at the Vivantes Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH, Germany's largest municipal hospital group. Vivantes is well on the way to becoming a paperless group of hospitals. The introduction of ORBIS in the core medical activities of all nine Vivantes locations in the Berlin area at the end of 2006 marks the successful completion of one of Europe's biggest and most ambitious healthcare IT projects - all within the space of only two years' time. Vivantes' operation management department and part of the radiology department, for example, are already using the new, centralized and paperless platform. Two years after the contract was signed in September 2004, ORBIS is in operation in all nine Vivantes healthcare institutions.

Thomson Healthcare announced that Spectrum Laboratory Network, a full-service regional clinical laboratory, will deploy MercuryMD across its affiliated network of hospitals in North Carolina and Tennessee. With these solutions, Spectrum’s physician clients will be able to access critical laboratory results and patient information faster and more conveniently, helping them to make better decisions at the point of care. Spectrum processes more than 11,000 laboratory orders a day for inpatient and outpatient medical care. With MercuryMD from Thomson Healthcare, more than 20,000 doctors in the network will have immediate access to test results and all laboratory data relevant to a given patient via a smartphone or PDA, regardless of location. This service also will be available to all independent physicians and physician groups within Spectrum’s five-state market.