DR Systems Unity PACS Named "Best in KLAS" Among All PACS for 2011

DR Systems Voted Top PACS Vendor Second Consecutive Year

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KLAS® has recognized DR Systems and its Unity™ RIS-CVIS-PACS platform as the #1 ranked overall PACS vendor and product in its “2011 Top 20: Best in KLAS Awards – Software & Services Report.”

This is the second year in a row that DR Systems and the Unity Platform have received the honor. DR Systems was rated ahead of all other PACS providers including GE Medical Systems, Carestream Health, McKesson, Siemens, Phillips, and Merge.

The award marks the fifth time since 2001 that DR Systems has been ranked the #1 overall PACS vendor by KLAS. The company received the #1 overall PACS vendor ranking in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, and now 2011. In addition, in 2007, DR Systems was ranked the #1 overall healthcare information technology vendor by KLAS.

Earlier this year, KLAS recognized DR Systems as the leading PACS vendor for large hospitals in its November 2011 KLAS Specialty Report: PACS 2011- A Victim of Its Own Success. As with the overall top ranking for PACS, this was the second year in a row that DR Systems was voted the leading PACS vendor for large hospitals.

KLAS is a prominent research and consulting firm that specializes in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare information technology vendors, including picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) companies. The annual KLAS award "signifies leadership in working with customers to resolve issues and match expectations to reality." For more information about KLAS, visit www.KLASresearch.com.

Healthcare executives, managers, and clinicians representing several thousand hospitals and clinics contributed feedback for the KLAS report.

"The 2011 KLAS report continues to reiterate that DR Systems works extremely hard at not only delivering cutting edge technology, but also at keeping our customers involved in what we do and how we do it. Being named the #1 Overall PACS provider 5 times in the last 11 years can be attributed to the relationships we work very hard at establishing with every customer,” said Richard Porritt, DR Systems' President and CEO. “We are especially pleased by this honor because KLAS compiles the views of thousands of PACS users and healthcare provider executives across the country – in other words, the people whose job it is to evaluate the best PACS in every category from functionality to reliability to cost.”

“How can we regularly outperform major multinational corporations like GE, McKesson, Philips and Carestream? Our entire company is 100% focused on enterprise diagnostic imaging related solutions, rather than just having an imaging division in a diverse business. The KLAS award confirms that we are closer to our customers and therefore better able to respond to their input and meet their needs.”

DR Systems' latest offerings include:

  • Unity™ v|Series RIS. Both desktop and server virtualization-capable, the new RIS can be accessed from pre-existing PACS or RIS workstations as well as mobile/non-mobile computing devices. It employs industry-standard methods for single sign-on and exam synchronization. A multi-site practice can employ a single unified Unity v|Series RIS worklist to launch and drive one or more PACS, or can launch the DR Systems Unity v|Series RIS/Reporting system from a third-party PACS.
  • e|HR Meaningful Use for Medical Imaging. The DR Systems Meaningful Use EHR (electronic healthcare record) will help qualify radiologists for the maximum federal incentive payments available for meaningful use (MU) compliance. Certification of DR Systems’ e|HR Meaningful Use EHR is anticipated for 1st quarter 2012 and General Availability in 2nd quarter 2012.

About DR Systems, Inc.

DR Systems is the leading independent provider of enterprise imaging and information management systems for integrated healthcare networks, hospitals, and diagnostic imaging centers. Over two decades, the company has helped more than 600 hospitals and imaging centers lower their cost of operation by improving management of patient information, eliminating ancillary IT systems and interfaces, and increasing workflow speed, while also providing better clinical quality and patient care.

For more information, call 800-794-5955 or visit www.drsys.com.



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