5/13/2003 - Camtronics Medical Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq: ALOG), announced that Westchester Medical Center (WMC), Valhalla, New York, has selected its VERICIS(R) for Cardiology Image and Information Management System. The system will be installed at WMC's George E. Reed Heart Center, one of the most highly regarded cardiology and cardiac surgery programs on the east coast. The system will also extend into the Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, the region's only all-specialty children's hospital.
According to Melvin Weiss, MD, Chief of Cardiology at WMC, Camtronics' product breadth figured prominently in the institution's final decision "After an extensive, multi-year review of available systems, we found that Camtronics provided a comprehensive, fully integrated solution that satisfied all our needs," said Dr. Weiss. "The VERICIS system will span our cardiac cath and echocardiography labs; it includes integrated hemodynamic monitoring and provides our pediatric cardiologists with the premier reporting package for children with congenital heart disease. Furthermore, since the system is fully integrated, we don't have to worry about working across multiple platforms from different manufacturers, which can present all kinds of service and support problems."
The VERICIS system will acquire, store and distribute digital imges from the George E. Reed Heart Center's cardiac catheterization, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology laboratories. The cardiac cath lab at the Heart Center is among the busiest on the east coast, with an annual volume of nearly 8,000 cases. Approximately 10,000 echocardiograms and 900 nuclear cardiology studies are performed annually. The VERICIS installation at WMC will also include Camtronics' PhysioLog(TM) hemodynamic monitoring system, cardiac cath and echocardiography clinical reporting modules, Web Server and bi-directional Hospital Information System interface.
With VERICIS, physicians at the Heart Center will have instant network access to integrated cardiovascular patient records throughout the institution and secure Web access to patient images and reports via the hospital's intranet and the Internet. Final reports will be available quicker to other caregivers as cardiologists will be able to review studies and report their findings in a single session at VERICIS Workstations located throughout the facility.
Cardiologists at the Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center will be served by Camtronics' specialized image and information management system for pediatric echocardiography, VERICIS EchoIMS(TM). Integral to this system is the industry's leading pediatric reporting application developed by Camtronics' subsidiary VMI Medical, Inc.
VERICIS EchoIMS features a broad array of analytical tools specifically designed for assessing, diagnosing and treating children with congenital heart disease. At the heart of the system is the respected fetal and pediatric echocardiography database developed and refined by Children's Hospital, Boston. This "living library" of normative data contains indications, examination procedures and diagnostic findings for over 140,000 patient care episodes, going back to 1978.
About Westchester Medical Center
As an academic medical center and the regional Level 1 Trauma Center, Westchester Medical Center is on the leading edge of medical research and the latest advances in clinical care, serving more than 3.5 million people in the seven-county Hudson Valley region, northern New Jersey and lower Connecticut. With more than 1,000 beds in four major facilities, Westchester Medical Center's extraordinary specialty services have made it the referral hospital of choice for physicians and patients seeking the highest level and quality of care.
About Camtronics Medical Systems
Camtronics is a market leader in cardiovascular image and information management technology and was founded in 1986. Having pioneered digital cardiac network technology in 1993, the company now has mor than 300 installations worldwide, and is the industry-leading provider of advanced cardiac workstations with more than 4,000 workstations shipped to date. Camtronics operates engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, and customer support activities from its headquarters near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. VMI Medical, Inc. is a medical information software company specializing in clinical database, workflow automation and business improvement solutions for children's heart centers. VMI Medical Inc. became a subsidiary of Camtronics Medical Systems in November 2002.
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