VitalWorks broadens base with Amicas acquisition

December 1, 2003

VitalWorks, a longtime provider of IT-based solutions for general medical practices, showcased its acquisition of Amicas at the RSNA meeting, saying the move was orchestrated to provide customers with an all-encompassing radiology data management system.

VitalWorks, a longtime provider of IT-based solutions for general medical practices, showcased its acquisition of Amicas at the RSNA meeting, saying the move was orchestrated to provide customers with an all-encompassing radiology data management system. Amicas provides Web- and software-based medical and diagnostic image management.

The merged company provides customers with "comprehensive, integrated information and image management technology," incorporating all the key components of a complete radiology IT system, said Hamid Tabatabaie, president and CEO of Amicas.

"Just about every specialty relies on imaging exam data for the final diagnosis," Tabatabaie said. "The diagnostic imaging market faces an explosion of data that need to be managed more efficiently than ever before. Amicas and VitalWorks share a common vision in building products and services that uniquely address this growing demand."

The acquisition is a key step in solidifying the company's position as a leader in providing radiology-based information and image management systems, according to Joseph Walsh, president and CEO of VitalWorks.