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Philips wins big French RIS contract

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Philips Medical Systems of Best, the Netherlands, has announcedthe receipt of a major contract to provide 40 of its Rados radiologyinformation systems to a large PACS installation in France. TheRados systems will be used to connect 50 hospitals in the

Philips Medical Systems of Best, the Netherlands, has announcedthe receipt of a major contract to provide 40 of its Rados radiologyinformation systems to a large PACS installation in France. TheRados systems will be used to connect 50 hospitals in the Paris-basedAssistance Publique-H™pitaux de Paris (AP-HP).

The installation is part of AP-HP's ambitious MIRIAM project,which is designed to centralize hospitals in the group arounda single RIS and PACS. AP-HP is the largest hospital group inEurope, comprising 30,000 patient beds, an annual budget of about$6 billion, and 57 medical imaging departments.

Philips will install Rados at two pilot facilities, and then deploya total of 40 systems in four phases over the next four to fiveyears, beginning in September 1997.

On the PACS side, Agfa was named to provide its Impax networkingsystem to AP-HP.

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