Amicas signs 12 new customers in Q2 2004
Amicas Inc. said this week it has signed 12 new customers, most with multiple facilities, for implementation of its diagnostic image and information management system during the second quarter of FY04, ending June 30.

Amicas said the 37 new sites include seven hospitals, representing three hospital entities, 15 sites representing four radiology group entities, and 15 outpatient diagnostic centers, representing five multi-center imaging center entities. Five out of the 12 customers have contracted to utilize RadConnect RIS, VitalWorks' Web-based radiology information system integrated with Amicas Vision Series Web-based PACS.

The second quarter contracts also include three hospitals that utilize Meditech's healthcare information system. These hospitals will utilize Amicas' integration with Meditech products to transform their radiology practice from a film-based operation to a digital practice, said Amicas.

Among the new second quarter customers are Quincy Medical Center in Quincy, Mass., a 282-bed community teaching hospital and Madison Radiology in Wisconsin, a 22-radiologist group that provides imaging services in six counties at nine area hospitals and at over 10 clinics.