Amicas inks 12 new PACS contracts in the first quarter

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Web-based PACS firm Amicas Inc. in the first quarter has signed 12 new contracts for implementation of its enterprise PACS.

The wholly owned subsidiary of VitalWorks Inc. says the results represent records in both total value of new contracts and total number of PACS contracts in a single operating quarter for the company.

The dozen contracts include five hospitals and hospital groups, one large multi-specialty physician group, two high-volume radiology groups, and four imaging center groups which have contracted to utilize both Amicas Vision Series PACS and VitalWorks' RadConnect RIS.

In the first quarter, Amicas also field-tested the most recent release of its Vision Series Web-based PACS, Vision 4. The product shipped for general release at the end of April.

As of the end of the first quarter, Amicas has contracts with more than 130 customers, with its products installed in more than 260 healthcare facilities.