7 Medical On-demand PACS, Teleradiology, and EHR Continues to expand into Mississippi, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin

On-demand healthcare service provider adds eleven new contracts in Q4

MINNEAPOLIS—March 3, 2009—7 Medical Systems™, LLC, a leader in on-demand picture archiving and communication system (PACS), teleradiology and electronic medical record (EMR) solutions for healthcare, today announced 11 new contracts for the quarter ended December 31, 2008. In addition to new sites in Minnesota, the company introduces its on-demand PACS, teleradiology and EMR services into four new states including Mississippi, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Two of the 11 new customers have subscribed to the company’s 7i Teleradiology-on-Demand™ Suite, including one group reading for rural and critical access hospitals and clinics, and the other providing reading services primarily to imaging centers. Six community/critical access hospitals and two orthopaedic groups have signed on for the 7i Imaging-on-Demand™ (PACS) Suite, while one family practice physician group has subscribed to the 7p PRM-on- Demand™ Suite for EMR.

Lastly, two organizations, including one in Sao Paulo, Brazil, have signed on as partners, selling 7 Medical’s 7i Suite for on-demand PACS and teleradiology services as opposed to traditional capital-intensive IT models. “The 7i Suite provides Brazilians with a great way to break into the digital PACS and teleradiology world utilizing pay-as-you-go services with little or no upfront capital costs,” said Jose Guedes, CEO of Amplita, 7 Medical’s sales, service and support partner in Brazil. “Customers are realizing they do not have to wait to take advantage of automated workflows and savings,” said Guedes.

“Even in today’s economy, we’re seeing increased demand for on-demand services because healthcare organizations are looking for cost-effective alternatives for healthcare IT automation as a cost reduction strategy,” said Jason Studsrud, CEO of 7 Medical Systems. “Many of our customers are looking for ways to cut budgets, and they’re realizing that our on-demand PACS, teleradiology and EMR solutions can provide immediate cost savings-it’s not even a budget issue because the on-demand business model makes it so affordable. Our turnkey, full-service solutions provide facilities with clinical project managers to help them through every step of the implementation and integration process. In addition to increasing productivity and efficiency, they are able to realize immediate return on investment and cost reductions.”

ON-DEMAND MEANS FAST, EASY, RELIABLE AND AFFORDABLE

On-demand services remove barriers to entry for community hospitals, imaging centers, radiology groups and ambulatory clinics, getting them into PACS, teleradiology and EMR much quicker and easier, more efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively by:
Eliminating up-front and ongoing capital costs of owning and managing servers, hardware and software in-house;
Offering PACS, teleradiology and EMR at affordable, pay-as-you-go monthly fees such as pay per study, provider or claim—facilities pay for only what they need;
Providing a complete, enterprise-wide solution from one provider, with reliable 24/7 service and support, and that is available from any Internet connection—anytime, anywhere;
Assigning clinical project managers to manage implementation and training;
Delivering more efficient, automated workflows at the primary facility as well as between remote locations and other referring sites;
Integrating disparate PACS, RIS, EMR and other systems, such as dictation and transcription, using open standards and protocols such as DICOM, HL7, SQL and XML;
Minimizing exposure to risk with built in backup and disaster recovery systems;
Protecting from technology obsolescence with system upgrades and updates automatically included—no additional hardware or software maintenance or upgrade fees ever.

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY-PACS TRIAL OFFER

7 Medical offers a 30-day risk-free trial on its 7i Imaging-on-Demand Suite for PACS and teleradiology. For more information or to sign up for the trial, call 800-440-7119, option 3.

ABOUT 7 MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC

7 Medical Systems™, LLC (www.7medical.com) is a leading provider of cloud-based digital imaging, electronic medical records and revenue cycle management solutions for healthcare. The company delivers reliable, affordable cloud computing-based solutions to critical access hospitals, imaging centers, radiology groups and ambulatory clinics. Rather than investing capital to own and manage hardware and software in-house, healthcare facilities outsource these critical functions to 7 Medical. They trade in hefty capital expenses for more affordable monthly usage fees—paying only for what they use. 7 Medical’s clinical project managers enable facilities to efficiently automate workflows and integrate disparate systems to ensure successful integration, implementation and training. On-demand services are available anytime, anywhere, with 24/7 service and support and built-in disaster recovery, from a Type II SAS 70 certified and HIPAA-compliant data center. 7 Medical is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has a wholly-owned subsidiary in Florianopolis, Brazil.

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