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Emageon Announces Financing Agreement with IBM Global Financing

Emageon customers to benefit from access to needed capital.

BIRMINGHAM, AL – (May 18, 2004) – Emageon, a leading provider of intelligent visual medical systems, announced a new agreement today with IBM that will allow Emageon’s customers to take advantage of IBM Global Financing (IGF) offerings.  Customers will now be able to finance all Emageon products and services using a single source agreement with favorable financing terms.

“Customers in the healthcare industry that understand the business benefits Emageon’s solutions offer want to get projects started quickly, and the inclusive financing options available from IBM Global Financing can make the difference,” said Randy Pittman, Emageon’s chief financial officer.  “Emageon and IGF can arrange the financing of all necessary hardware, software and modalities, such as computed and digital radiology devices.  Finding one source to finance a comprehensive solution means medical facilities can implement new systems faster and take advantage of reduced operating expenses, improved service to referring physicians and resulting enhanced patient care.”

“Financing is a critical component for many customers in acquiring and implementing solutions they need to remain competitive and to stay ahead,” said Riccardo Forlenza, vice president, strategy, business development and capital markets, IBM Global Financing.  “We are pleased that Emageon will be working with us to meet the needs of medical imaging and information technology industry customers.”

About IBM Global Financing
IBM Global Financing, the world’s largest information technology financier, has an asset base of more than $35 billion and delivers financial services to 125,000 customers in more than 40 countries. IBM Global Financing offers businesses of all sizes flexible leasing and financing programs that enable them to acquire hardware, software, services and e-business solutions from IBM and other vendors.  For more information, please visit
About Emageon
The merger of infrastructure leader Emageon and visualization technology leader UltraVisual Medical Systems led to the creation of the Intelligent Visual Medical System™.  This suite of products and services allows physicians and healthcare professionals to manage, access and visualize multi-specialty medical content across the enterprise using advanced visualization tools, clinical content management and clinical workflow through a dynamic user interface.  Delivered through Emageon’s Enterprise Platform, IDNs, hospitals and imaging facilities are able to deploy a functionally rich, standards-based technology that lowers total cost of ownership.  In addition, Emageon’s customer success programs ensure rapid implementation and enterprise adoption.  This combination of software and services enables quicker care response, enhances patient care, improves productivity and reduces costs.


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