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Emageon to Provide Intelligent Visual Medical System for Wisconsin's ThedaCare

All physicians, medical staff and application systems will be able to interact with the DICOM patient record, viewing images and related information with sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools.


Bill Funderburk
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BIRMINGHAM, AL - (January 8, 2004) - Emageon, a leading provider of intelligent visual medical systems, has announced an agreement with ThedaCare, an integrated delivery system in Central Wisconsin to provide advanced visualization, content management and workflow integration of medical imaging throughout its multi-facility enterprise. Emageonís Intelligent Visual Medical SystemTM (IVMS) supports enterprise medical image sources and will integrate with ThedaCareís existing business and clinical information software applications. All physicians and medical professionals throughout the ThedaCare hospitals will be able to access multi-specialty images, related information and advanced visualization toolsets, which are dynamically selected through a single user interface.

"Among the reasons we partnered with Emageon was its adherence to standards, its easy-to-use visualization interface and advanced visualization toolkit, and the fact that Emageon was able to react quickly to our needs," said Stew Garson, Director of Radiology at ThedaCare. "They had satisfied customers to back this up. Emageonís experience at the enterprise level gave them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Also, knowing this will be a long-term partnership, Emageonís Adoption Success Management (ASM) program was a big draw as they understand how important user acceptance is to the entire project."

"ThedaCare, like many other leading healthcare providers, are challenging the status quo of the PACS market," said Milton Silva-Craig, Emageonís Chief Operating Officer. "Not satisfied with traditional PACS solutions that do not offer infrastructures that adhere to standards, nor multiple user interface workstations and only solutions focused on a single department, ThedaCare insisted on a better alternative. After ThedaCareís well planned and thorough analysis of the market, we are pleased to have been chosen to deploy our new Intelligent Visual Medical System. Our thin-client visualization platform combines powerful 2D and 3D tools in a single, customizable user interface, which addresses a broad constituency of users Ė a key to ThedaCareís strategic growth plans."


ThedaCare operates two regional medical centers, Appleton Medical Center (Appleton, WI) and Theda Clark Medical Center (Neenah, WI) and, through its health plans, contracts with 16 other facilities to deliver care. Both hospitals have received the Consumer Choice Award from National Research Corporation (NRC) and several times been listed in the 100 Top HospitalsTM: Benchmarks For Success Study by Solucient and Modern Healthcare Magazine. ThedaCare was named one of the Most Wired health care systems in the nation by Hospitals and Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. ThedaCare has also entered into an affiliation agreement with New London Family Medical Center, which is located in New London, WI. New London Family Medical Center has also made the 100 Top Hospitals list. For more information, please visit


Infrastructure leader Emageon and visualization technology leader UltraVisual Medical Systems recently merged, leading to the creation of the Intelligent Visual Medical System, a suite of products and services that allows physicians and healthcare professionals to manage, distribute and visualize multi-specialty medical content across the enterprise using advanced visualization tools and specialized workflow through a dynamic user interface. Delivered through Emageonís technology platform, integrated delivery networks, hospitals and imaging facilities are able to deploy a functionally rich, standards-based technology, which can manage multi-specialty content across the enterprise while lowering total cost of ownership. In addition, Emageonís customer success management services ensure rapid implementation and enterprise adoption. This combination of software and services speeds treatment, enhances patient care, improves productivity and reduces costs. For more information, please visit

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