All Press Releases for June 15, 2010

KLAS Announces the Year's Top-Performing Medical Equipment Vendors

"2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment" report highlights the leading companies in 30 market segments.

    OREM, UT, June 15, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Healthcare research firm KLAS today released its annual rankings of the best-performing medical equipment vendors. Top-ranked companies in eight key market categories - including computed tomography (CT), digital mammography, automated medication dispensing and ultrasound - have earned the 2010 Best in KLAS distinction, signifying their leadership in meeting customer expectations.

Based on evaluations submitted by thousands of healthcare providers throughout the United States and Canada over the past 12 months, KLAS rankings measure a vendor's performance in areas like product quality, implementation, and service and support. A Best in KLAS award is reserved for the top-rated companies in a select group of the largest and most impactful market segments.

"A major investment in medical equipment - whether for diagnostic imaging, pharmacy automation or another vital area - is a significant, often costly, endeavor for any healthcare organization," said KLAS President Adam Gale. "This annual report, recognizing medical equipment vendors that have shown a unique dedication to their customers, is intended to help providers wade through all the options and identify vendors and solutions that are the best fit for their organizations."

Following is a list of the 2010 Best in KLAS medical equipment vendor products:

Automated Medication Dispensing Units (Over 200 Beds): Omnicell OmniRx
Computed Radiography (CR) - Multi-Plate: FUJIFILM FCR XG5000
Computed Tomography (CT) - 64-slice+: Toshiba Aquilion 64
Digital X-ray: SHIMADZU RADspeed
Magnetic Resonance (MR) - 1.5T: Toshiba Vantage
Mammography - Digital: Hologic Selenia
Smart Pumps - LVP: B. Braun Outlook
Ultrasound - General Imaging: Toshiba Xario

In addition to recognizing the Best in KLAS honorees, the "2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment" report also highlights the highest-performing medical equipment vendors across all market segments, known as the Top 20. This overall score can encompass additional categories such as 3T magnetic resonance, interventional/cardiac x-ray, nuclear medicine and others. In the 2010 report, Toshiba was rated number one, with an overall performance score of 90.61 out of 100, followed by FUJIFILM, Carestream and GE.

The "2010 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment" report is available to healthcare providers online for a significant discount off the standard retail price. To purchase the full report, healthcare providers and vendors can visit

KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of healthcare vendors. KLAS' mission is to improve 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 over 2,500 clinics, KLAS delivers timely reports, trends and statistics, which provide a solid overview of vendor performance in the industry. KLAS measures the performance of software, professional services and medical equipment vendors. For more information, go to, email [email protected] or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative.

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