Philips Medical Systems and Epic Systems show works-in-progress

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Philips Medical Systems gave HIMSS-goers a sneak preview of its integrated healthcare IT systems powered by Epic Systems Corp.

Since November 2003, both companies have worked together to develop comprehensive enterprise-wide systems powered by Epic software for mid-tier healthcare facilities. Philips-Epic demonstrated an integrated radiology department based on Philips EasyAccess radiology PACS (picture archiving communications systems) and Epic's Radiant RIS (radiology information system), as well as an integrated system combining Epic's EpicCare electronic medical record (EMR) with Philips Xcelera CLM catheterization (cath) lab management system and TraceMasterVue ECG management system.

The systems currently are works-in-progress. Both companies anticipate the release to the U.S. market by late this year. The systems will be marketed under Philips Vequion brand name.