Fujifilm acquires Empiric Systems

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CHICAGO—Fujifilm Medical Systems has acquired 100 percent of Empiric Systems’ stock, making it a wholly owned Fujifilm subsidiary. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 94th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

In November 2007, the companies announced a formal reseller agreement, under which Fujifilm would offer and support both its Synapse PACS and the Morrisville, N.C.-based Empiric’s Encompass.NET RIS. Since then, the Stanford, Conn.-based Fujifilm said the two web-based applications have been combined and the integrated solution, with a single sign-on and single graphical user interface for the radiologist and clinician, has been deployed at hospitals, imaging centers and health networks across the United States.

“Fujifilm’s product development direction continues to be towards delivering a complete imaging informatics solution for all diagnostic environments,” said Bob Cooke, Fujifilm’s vice president of network systems management. “As we look to the future, we plan to continually rely on the depth of resources and the vast infrastructure that’s available as part of the Fujifilm organization. Our goal is to bring more information into the diagnostic process from other clinical areas, and to continue to successfully extend our solution while maintaining focus on our strength and foundation of imaging.”