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Philips beefs up RIS assets

Philips is to acquire XIMIS Inc., a provider of radiology information Systems (RIS). XIMIS will be incorporated into the Healthcare Informatics business group of Philips' Medical Systems division.

Philips is to acquire XIMIS Inc., a provider of Radiology information Systems (RIS). XIMIS will be incorporated into the Healthcare Informatics business group of Philips' Medical Systems division.

XIMIS' key product is XIRIS (Extended Internet Radiology Information System), which is a web-based RIS targeted at all sizes of hospitals. "XIMIS is a company with very talented people and unique technology that will strengthen our position in Healthcare Informatics and will enable us to provide an integrated RIS-PACS solution," said Oran Muduroglu, CEO of Philips Medical Systems' Healthcare Informatics business group.

XIRIS is designed to manage patient registration, scheduling, exam tracking, staff and resource management, and the generation of reports and statistical information, thereby reducing errors and streamlining the workflow at radiology facilities.

Whereas XIRIS concentrates on workflow management at radiology facilities, Philips iSite PACS concentrates on image management and distribution. Philips therefore sees the XIRIS solution as complementary to the Philips iSite PACS offering and believes it will further strengthen Philips' iSite PACS market position.

Katitza Gerdau, founder and CEO of XIMIS Inc., said: "Philips is the right home for XIRIS since it has a high quality organization with a global, international scope. This acquisition will provide XIRIS a foundation for the future. The RIS-PACS solution of iSite and XIRIS will be amongst the strongest on the market today and will offer a powerful solution to clinics, doctors, and to the patient. We are excited about this opportunity."

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