Lockheed Martin scores VA PACS contracts

November 6, 1996

PACS vendor Lockheed Martin Western Development Laboratories MedicalImaging Systems appears to have a hammerlock on PACS contractsat hospitals operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. TheHoffman Estates, IL, company last month announced that it

PACS vendor Lockheed Martin Western Development Laboratories MedicalImaging Systems appears to have a hammerlock on PACS contractsat hospitals operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs. TheHoffman Estates, IL, company last month announced that it hadwon three contracts worth a total of $4.6 million to install PACSat VA facilities.

Lockheed Martin has been a favorite of the VA since its earlierdays as Loral Medical Imaging Systems. Lockheed Martin is theprimary contractor on the Medical Diagnostic Imaging Support contract.The company also won $7.8 million in VA contracts last year.

Under last month's contracts, Lockheed Martin will installits Vantage medical image and information management systems atthree facilities. The projects involve:

** installing nine workstations at New Orleans VA Medical Center,a 470-bed hospital;

** connecting 14 VA hospitals in New York and New Jersey overa teleradiology wide area network; and

** installing seven workstations at Columbus VA Hospital inOhio.