Amicas maintains market momentum into 2005

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Amicas Inc. says it commenced the year with significant momentum based upon sales in the fourth quarter, as well as several recent strategic product and corporate initiatives implemented at the conclusion of 2004.  
Following the January 3rd closing of the $100 million cash sale of VitalWorks' medical division to Cerner Corp., VitalWorks changed its corporate name to Amicas, leading into 2005 with a radiology-focused business plan.  
Additionally, Amicas established the Vision Series as the central corporate brand, encompassing Vision Series RIS, Vision Series PACS, and Vision Series Financials.  
In 2004, Amicas said signed PACS contracts with 62 customers, with five new Vision Series RIS and 14 new Vision Series PACS customers in the fourth quarter. Of these PACS customers, five were for integrated systems of Vision Series RIS and Vision Series PACS, Amicas said.  
Amicas Vision Series PACS has been integrated with 20 different RIS platforms, ten different electronic medical record platforms, and seven different interface engines.
Amicas' acute care market penetration into healthcare institutions that utilize MEDITECH health care information systems (HCIS) continued in the quarter, with an additional six MEDITECH customers, the company said. Amicas signed on 26 MEDITECH institutions as PACS customers. The vast majority of the customers have chosen to integrate PACS images into their electronic medical record, fueling filmless operations.
Some partnerships that were recently signed include:
  • San Diego Diagnostic Radiology (SDDR)/Children's Hospital and Health Center San Diego (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Western Maryland Health System (Cumberland, Md.)
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center (Baltimore, Md.)
  • Xtria / Howard Regional Health System (Kokomo, Ind.)