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Siemens Medical Solutions announced the signing of a strategic multi-year agreement to provide information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting services to Baptist Saint Anthony (BSA) Health System in Amarillo, Texas. Siemens will provide BSA with one point of accountability for IT support and remotely manage the facility's use of INVISION, the company’s health information system which forms the basis for an enterprise-wide electronic health record (EHR).

Agfa HealthCare announced that it has established its first Chinese version of Agfa’s RIS and PACS, IMPAX, in the No. 1 Hospital of China Medical University in Shenyang. The hospital is a 1,300 bed hospital that provides care for 3,500-4,000 outpatients per day. It is one of the earliest hospitals using a Hospital Information System (HIS) in China. At the site, Agfa has installed its IMPAX 5.2 in the Chinese language and the Chinese version of its RIS.

Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group announced it has signed three contracts for its new KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 3000 system. The first facilities to purchase the new DR 3000 system are: Florida Medical Center, Zephyrhills, Fla.; Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; and DOSHI Diagnostic Imaging Services, Hicksville, N.Y.

AMICAS Inc. announced that it has been selected by Amerinet, a national healthcare group purchasing organization, as a provider of radiology imaging, information, billing and document management systems. The three year agreement will provide Amerinet's members with access to the complete AMICAS product portfolio including RIS, PACS and Radiology Financials software plus comprehensive implementation services and support.

Cromwell Hospital, an independent hospital located in London with over 500 specialists covering more than 70 specialties, has ordered Elekta’s Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion which will be installed later this year.

Digisonics has announced that Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston selected the DigiView Cardiovascular Image Analysis and Reporting system for their growing pediatric cardiology department; North Texas Heart Center in Dallas selected Digisonics’ DigiView with DigiNet Pro, the company’s newest application for secure web-based access to the entire cardiovascular image management and clinical reporting system; Cedar Valley Medical Specialists in Waterloo, Iowa, will be installing DigiView with DigiNet Pro; and DigiNet Pro was installed at The William Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn. 

IMCO completed installation of its VIP PACS at CMRI (Central Magnetic Resonance Institute) in Greensburg, Pa. Also, Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, located in Gothenburg, Neb., has purchased an IMCO Teleradiology System. The system will have bi-directional capability between an off-site radiology group and the hospital.

Pinnacle Health System, a four-hospital health system in Harrisburg, Pa., has installed and integrated Siemens Medical Solutions (clinical documentation) systems and Zynx Health (ZynxCare nursing content) system to provide evidence-based clinical knowledge to nurses and physicians at the point of care. The systems are being used in a three-phase pilot program at Pinnacle.

Patients at Shands at the University of Florida are the first people in the world to be treated on a new, ultra-precise machine for non-invasive, image-guided radiosurgery (IGRS) from Varian Medical Systems. A neurosurgery team of UF faculty physicians at Shands used Varian’s new Trilogy Tx medical linear accelerator to treat three men and five women for conditions that included arteriovenous malformations, acoustic schwannomas, meningioma, and metastatic brain tumors.

St. Croix Systems announced that WakeMed Health & Hospitals, a 775 bed health care system located in Raleigh, N.C., has completed a pilot of St. Croix’s Safety Manager Solution as a single-source for collecting hospital safety issues and incidents.