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KLAS Announces 2012 Best in KLAS Awards for Medical Equipment and Infrastructure

Overall performance sees a shake-up with number one Fuji, number two Toshiba.
 
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    OREM, UT, June 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- KLAS is releasing the "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure" report. FUJIFILM earns the distinction of overall performance leader for medical equipment with a score of 88.7 out of a possible 100 and overtakes incumbent Toshiba by a slim margin. Until this year, Toshiba has been ranked first in overall performance scores since the medical equipment Best in KLAS Awards report in 2008.

Along with the overall performance rankings, the report recognizes leaders in individual medical equipment market segments as Best in KLAS. Some of the market segments eligible for Best in KLAS awards are Digital X-ray, CT, MRI (1.5T and 3.0T), Smart Pumps-LVP, and Automated Medication Dispensing Units. For infrastructure, a Best in KLAS award is given to the leader of the Wireless Communications market segment.

The Best in KLAS awards are based solely on the data from customers who provide feedback with an eye toward ultimately improving healthcare through better technology. The awards recognize vendors that offer excellent service and meet provider needs with product functionality. This report includes a total of 3,765 provider evaluations, including interviews with hospital and clinic executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, clinicians, directors, and managers interacting with healthcare equipment and infrastructure solutions.

"Vendors who are recognized with a Best in KLAS award are those who have gone above and beyond their customers' expectations. The goal and the value of the awards is to ultimately help providers and the industry easily identify which vendors are consistently performing well," said Adam Gale, president of KLAS.

The following is a list of the 2012 Best in KLAS medical equipment and infrastructure vendors and products:

Automated Medication Dispensing Units: Omnicell OmniRx
Computed Tomography (CT) - 64-slice+: Siemens SOMATOM Definition Flash
Digital X-Ray: SHIMADZU RADspeed
Magnetic Resonance (MR) - 3.0T: Siemens MAGNETOM Skyra
Magnetic Resonance (MR) - 1.5T: Siemens MAGNETOM Aera
Mammography - Digital: Hologic Selenia Dimensions Breast Tomosynthesis
Radiation Therapy: Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion
Smart Pumps - LVP: Baxter Sigma Spectrum
Ultrasound - General Imaging: Philips iU22
Ultrasound - Cardiovascular: Philips iE33

The 2012 Best in KLAS infrastructure vendor and product is:

Wireless Communications: Cisco 7900 Series

The "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure" report is available to healthcare providers online for a significant discount off the standard retail price. 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 specializing in monitoring and reporting on the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve healthcare delivery by independently measuring vendor performance for the benefit of our healthcare provider partners, consultants, investors, and vendors. Working together with executives from more than 4,500 hospitals and 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends, and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures performance of software, professional service, and medical equipment vendors. 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 at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.



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