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2013 Annual Best in KLAS Awards for Medical Equipment & Infrastructure Released
Date:6/14/2013

OREM, Utah, June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- KLAS just released the 2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure report ranking the best-performing imaging, pharmacy automation and infrastructure vendors in the world. This year, over 180 products were ranked by healthcare providers.

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Some highlights from this year include: 

  • Philips claims the crown as overall performance leader in imaging equipment for the first time
  • FUJIFILM drops from overall performance winner last year to fifth place this year
  • Omnicell wins overall pharmacy automation equipment
  • Vocera takes the title of Best in KLAS in wireless communications after a two-year reign by Cisco

"We're seeing real movement in the market," said Kent Gale, KLAS founder and VP of medical imaging and equipment. "It's a strong indicator of the increasing competitiveness of the vendors as they strive to improve their offerings. And that will ultimately benefit the providers and their patients."

The following is a list of the 2013 Best in KLAS medical equipment and infrastructure vendors and products:

Automated Medication Dispensing Units: Omnicell OmniRx

Computed Tomography (CT) – 64-slice+: Philips Ingenuity CT 128

Digital X-Ray: Carestream DRX-Evolution

Magnetic Resonance (MR) – 3.0T: Philips Ingenia 3.0T MR

Magnetic Resonance (MR) – 1.5T: Philips Ingenia 1.5T MR

Mammography – Digital: Hologic Selenia Dimensions 3D Breast Tomosynthesis

Radiation Therapy: Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion

Smart Pumps – LVP: Baxter Healthcare SIGMA Spectrum

Ultrasound – General Imaging: Toshiba Aplio 500

Ultrasound – Cardiovascular: Philips iE33

The 2012 Best in KLAS infrastructure vendor and product is 

Wireless Communications: Vocera Badges

To purchase the full report or for more information about healthcare technology vendor performance, providers, vendors, and investors can visit www.KLASresearch.com.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and KLAS' staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter https://twitter.com/klasresearch

Media Contact:

Kaitlin Jacobs KLAS Enterprises LLC, 801-734-1591, kaitlin.jacobs@klasresearch.com

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