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AMICAS Launches Major New Version of Radiology Information System at RBMA 2009
Date:10/6/2009

BOSTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMICAS, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCS), a leader in image and information management solutions, will launch AMICAS RIS(TM) Version 5.5 at RBMA's 2009 Fall Educational Conference in Chandler, AZ, from October 11 to 13. AMICAS will be in booth #203.

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AMICAS RIS Version 5.5 introduces sophisticated workflow tools to help providers manage pre-authorization requirements, insurance eligibility, and patient status management, while also offering new tools to support business intelligence requirements in the radiology marketplace.

With AMICAS RIS' new workflow capabilities, providers can more readily manage exam authorization requirements and patient eligibility. Leveraging AMICAS RIS' state-of-the-art technology, radiology businesses can improve their overall schedule management and asset utilization, which results in improved operational efficiency. AMICAS continues to offer a free ROI assessment to qualified practices and enterprises as part of its continued commitment to delivering great automation solutions for radiology and imaging.

"With AMICAS RIS, we can manage our business more effectively," said Carrie Berlin, director of PACS and RIS at Regional Medical Imaging (Flint, MI). "AMICAS has developed a solution that helps us combat a challenging reimbursement environment with capabilities to confirm payment and eligibility before providing services. AMICAS RIS helps make our practice more efficient."

Together with AMICAS Dashboards(TM) and AMICAS Financials(TM), the leading software solution for revenue cycle management in radiology, AMICAS RIS rounds out a top-flight solution suite designed to automate and optimize the clerical and administrative aspects of running radiology and imaging businesses.

In addition to launching AMICAS RIS Version 5.5 at RBMA, AMICAS will highlight its high return on investment image and information management solution suite, which includes:

AMICAS Financials, which helps increase collections and reduce costs by automating the identification and management of denials and follow-up workflow.

AMICAS Payer Services(TM), which provides insurance eligibility and claims and coding compliance management services.

AMICAS Patient Services(TM), which automates patient collections with print and mail services for communicating with patients, online statement review, return mail automation, and an online payment portal for use by patients and practices.

AMICAS Dashboards, which is a Web-based business intelligence platform that provides access to customized, near real time, easy-to-read data for key performance metrics and indicators.

AMICAS PACS(TM), which drives significant improvements in radiologist productivity while enabling improvements in the quality of care.

AMICAS Reach(TM), which allows radiology practices and departments to provide unparalleled service to referring physicians via the support of image and report communications as well as follow-up order entry and capture.

AMICAS RadStream(TM), which reduces medical-legal risk by automating and documenting critical results communications.

AMICAS Documents(TM), which is a paperless solution that streamlines workflow, reduces expenses, increases FTE productivity and collections, and facilitates HIPAA compliance.

"Today, radiology practices are taking a fresh look at how they are running their businesses," said Paul Merrild, senior vice president of marketing and business development at AMICAS. "AMICAS' focus on providing comprehensive radiology automation solutions can help these practices and imaging enterprises streamline every aspect of their workflow, which allows them to focus on growing their businesses."

AMICAS(®)( )is a registered trademark and service mark, and AMICAS PACS(TM), AMICAS Reach(TM), AMICAS RadStream(TM), AMICAS Financials(TM), AMICAS RIS(TM), AMICAS Dashboards(TM), AMICAS Payer Services(TM), AMICAS Patient Services(TM), and AMICAS Documents(TM) are trademarks and service marks, of AMICAS, Inc. All other trademarks and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

About AMICAS

AMICAS, Inc. (www.amicas.com) is a leading independent provider of imaging IT solutions. AMICAS offers the industry's most comprehensive suite of image and information management solutions -- from radiology PACS to cardiology PACS, from radiology information systems to cardiovascular information systems, from revenue cycle management solutions to enterprise content management tools designed to power the imaging component of the electronic medical record (EMR). AMICAS provides a complete, end-to-end solution for radiology practices, imaging centers, and ambulatory care facilities. Hospitals and integrated delivery networks are provided with a comprehensive image management solution for cardiology and radiology that supports EMR strategies to enhance clinical, operational, and administrative functions.

    CONTACT:  Aine Cryts
    Marketing Communications Manager
    617.779.7878
    aine.cryts@amicas.com

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