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Siemens Signs Multi-Year Agreement With Cleveland Clinic to Deploy Enterprise-Wide Cardiology PACS

Contract Allows for C-PACS Installation and Major Data Migration in

Cleveland Clinic Facilities in the United States and Abroad

CHICAGO, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare ( ) has signed an agreement with the Cleveland Clinic, a not-for-profit multi-specialty academic medical center, under which Cleveland Clinic can deploy the syngo(R) Dynamics cardiology image management and reporting solution across its various locations. It is anticipated that syngo Dynamics will enable Cleveland Clinic physicians and staff to read, archive and distribute images and information acquired from more than 90,000 echocardiography procedures, 32,000 cath lab procedures and 59,000 vascular studies each year.

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The agreement will help Cleveland Clinic move towards a completely paperless digital cardiology model. Additionally, the enhanced reporting capabilities using Digital Structured Reporting on syngo Dynamics will help Cleveland Clinic cardiologists shorten their report turnaround time compared with using transcription services. The agreement also covers data migration of images and digital conversion of report data coming from echocardiography, cath lab and vascular imaging systems, which has been acquired at various Cleveland Clinic sites.

The syngo Dynamics deployment will begin in mid-2008. Additionally, under the agreement the parties will collaborate in the development and testing of improvements to and future versions of syngo Dynamics.

"It is an honor to be able to work with Cleveland Clinic. It is well-known throughout the industry for its first-class cardiology services," said Juergen Kress, vice president, Image and Knowledge Management Division, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. "syngo Dynamics is a critical tool for hospitals trying to realize a completely filmless and paperless model, and we feel strongly that it will provide additional benefits for our customers."

About Siemens Healthcare

Siemens Healthcare is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in knowledge engineering, including information technology and system integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens Healthcare is the first fully integrated diagnostics company, bringing together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and support services. Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the entire continuum of care -- from prevention and early detection, to diagnosis, therapy and care. The company employs more than 48,000 people worldwide and operates in 130 countries. In the fiscal year 2007 (Sept. 30), Siemens Healthcare reported sales of euro 9.85 billion, orders of euro 10.27 billion, and group profit of euro 1.32 billion. Further information can be found by visiting .

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