GE, Applicare in discussions

May 1, 1999

GE, Applicare in discussionsA rumor working its way through the PACS grapevine has GE Medical Systems about to acquire Dutch PACS software developer Applicare Medical Imaging. A GE representative would say only that discussions about a

GE, Applicare in discussions

A rumor working its way through the PACS grapevine has GE Medical Systems about to acquire Dutch PACS software developer Applicare Medical Imaging. A GE representative would say only that discussions about a relationship between the two companies have taken place.

Applicare CEO Ruud Kroon also confirmed that discussions on cooperation have occurred, as part of "normal and ongoing efforts on both sides in a consolidating marketplace to improve market positions and product portfolios." The two firms held similar talks in 1997.

Applicare sells its RadWorks product line through various channels, including distributors and OEM partners. That approach has been successful for the company and has provided a valuable source of customer feedback, Kroon said.

"All of our business partners can be assured that continuation of this policy and their long-term access to RadWorks technology is considered to be a vital company interest," he said.