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Foundation Radiology Group Formalizes Strategic Partnership with Emageon to Provide Advanced Imaging Software to Facilitate Industry-Leading Turnaround and Patient Care Response Times
Date:1/10/2008

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittsburgh-based Foundation Radiology Group (FRG), which uses board-certified radiologists to read and interpret diagnostic images for hospitals, has licensed Emageon's RadSuite(TM) enterprise content and workflow manager and PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System) imaging software. This partnership will provide FRG with the technical system necessary to deliver industry-leading, turnaround time performance for diagnostic imaging reads and the opportunity for quicker response times and enhanced patient care from physicians.

FRG provides radiology services to hospitals using state-of-the-art technology and a cutting edge business model that allows for diagnosis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. FRG's radiologists will now be able to view images (via FRG's network) from any hospital, anywhere in the world. Emageon's software and services will help them return interpretation and diagnosis results to those hospitals immediately.

Emageon, which grew out of research performed at the University of Alabama in Birmingham Medical Center, provides information technology systems for hospitals, healthcare networks and imaging facilities and develops enterprise imaging software for transferring information from any medical imaging device to physicians' reading workstations. Its solutions enhance speed and lessen the cost of diagnostic interpretation, distribution and the long-term management of patient medical imaging and associated clinical content. Emageon also offers open systems archiving and storage for medical images, video, audio and waveforms which Foundation Radiology Group will be able to offer to its clients.

Dr. Brandon W. Chan, Foundation Radiology Group's Chairman and CEO said, "FRG has been evaluating PACS technology for some time and have spent the past six months evaluating competitive systems and found that the Emageon solutions are, by far, the best out there. The Emageon system will not on
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