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[February 25, 2013]

DR Systems' Customer Lake Medical Imaging Receives Incentive for Stage 1 Meaningful Use Attestation

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

DR Systems, one of the most respected names in enterprise medical imaging information systems (RIS, CVIS, PACS) and the 2012 #1 ranked PACS vendor by KLAS®, announced today that its customer Lake Medical Imaging & Vascular Imaging in Central Florida has received federal incentive funds of over $350,000 for completing the attestation process for Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements. Lake Medical Imaging implemented DR Systems' cloud-based ambulatory eHR in July 2012 and successfully attested in November 2012.

DR Systems' cloud-based eHR for Meaningful Use provides a simple mechanism for eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals to improve patient care and qualify for federal bonus payments by complying with the objectives established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS objectives require demonstration of the "meaningful use" of certified EHR technology to improve patient care in a manner that is measurable in both quantity and quality. DR Systems' eHR is available to any radiologist, imaging center, or hospital whether they employ the DR Systems RIS/PACS or any other information systems.

Rick Mills, PACS/IT Administrator for Lake Medical Imagig, commented, "We were chosen as a beta site for DR Systems' eHR, and this allowed us to give feedback to enhance the product and ensure it met our needs. We did change our workflow slightly to acquire the new data for meaningful use; however, we did not have to add any new employees. This was one of the cost-saving benefits of implementing DR Systems' eHR."


Rick Mills added, "It takes teamwork from the front desk to the technologist and we have had a great response from our staff to meet our meaningful use goals. DR Systems was a great part of our team. They have been very helpful by answering questions and keeping things running. Receiving our check is a great reward for all the hard work."

At Lake Medical Imaging, 21 radiologists qualified for the full $18,000 incentive payment. Most radiologists, anesthesiologists, and other specialists are eligible for CMS incentive payments. Early qualification is encouraged, because the total incentive payment is reduced each year. Failure to comply with meaningful use requirements will eventually result in financial penalties.

The EHR from DR Systems is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with criteria adopted by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification is the official designation necessary for the EHR to enable providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

About Lake Medical Imaging

Lake Medical Imaging & Vascular Imaging has been providing advanced imaging services since 1985. In 2000, Lake Medical Imaging was the first imaging center to install PACS in Central Florida. At each of its four locations, Lake Medical Imaging is dedicated to providing the ultimate patient experience while offering the highest quality services in diagnostic and interventional radiology. Plans are in place to open a fifth location by the end of 2013.

For more information on Lake Medical Imaging, call 352-787-5858 or visit www.lakemedicalimaging.com.

About DR Systems, Inc.

DR Systems is the leading independent provider of enterprise imaging and information management systems for integrated healthcare networks, hospitals, and diagnostic imaging centers. Over two decades, the company has helped more than 600 hospitals and imaging centers lower their cost of operation by improving management of patient information, eliminating ancillary IT systems and interfaces, and increasing workflow speed, while also providing better clinical quality and patient care.

KLAS® has recognized DR Systems and its Unity™ PACS as the #1 ranked PACS vendor and product in its "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report. The company received the #1 overall PACS vendor ranking in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 as well as 2012.

For more information, call 800-794-5955 or visit www.drsys.com.


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