Industry round-up: Eclypsys, Intelerad, Medicexchange China, NovaRad, S&S, Siemens
Eclipsys Corporation filed its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2006 and its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for Q1 2007. Eclipsys said it required additional time to complete the preparation of these two periodic reports due to a voluntarily initiated review of its past stock option grants, addressing the timing of those grants and their related accounting and tax treatment. The company said it believes the filing of these periodic reports puts the company back in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.

Prior to making these filings, Eclipsys had received an anticipated Nasdaq Staff Determination Letter stating that the company was not in compliance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rule, because it had not timely filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2007. The company received a similar letter as a result of delinquency in filing its 2006 report. 

Intelerad Medical Systems took part in and successfully participated in the IHE European Connectathon 2007, April 15-20, with its InteleViewer Workstation, its standalone DICOM viewer.

InteleViewer Workstation participated in five integration profiles with eight actor-profile combinations. The system successfully completed 49 individual integration tests with other vendors.

Medicexchange China is now providing western medical device companies with a portfolio of services to assist them in entering the Chinese market.

In addition to having a Chinese dealer network covering 80 percent of Tier 1 and Tier 2 hospitals in China, Medicexchange also offers services for regulatory clearance, market assessments, equipment importing, translation services, online promotion through including and full clinical training and support.

Medicexchange China is part of the global medical imaging software portal, which recently expanded to include an exclusive digitally-downloadable medical imaging product directory.

The company recently promoted Nancy Zhuang to the position of sales director for sales and operations at Medicexchange China. Previously Zhuang worked at the Beijing representative office of Bard International from 2004 to 2006, and prior to Bard, she was at GE Healthcare China as an advanced product specialist.

NovaRad Corporation has expanded its PACS installations in Alabama with the addition of two new NovaPACS contracts. This brings NovaRad’s client base in Alabama to 11.

The new facilities are:
  • 100-bed Andalusia Regional Hospital in Andalusia.
  • 106-bed Vaughn Regional Medical Center in Selma.

S&S Technology introduced a new, low-cost mobile PACS cart. This is an addition to its very popular OR PACS cart introduced two years ago. The cart accommodates dual 21-inch flat panel monitors and incorporates a full-size keyboard and mouse. A universal CPU holder is positioned beneath the work surface.

Siemens Medical Solutions hit the 400th install mark for its Magnetom Espree with an install at Suburban Imaging in Coon Rapids, Minn., where the system will support the entire imaging network of seven facilities in the Twin Cities area. The Magnetom Espree was designed to ease imaging procedures for obese or claustrophobic patients.