SOURCE: Stentor

June 15, 2005 14:11 ET

Scripps Selects Stentor to Provide iSite® PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System)

BRISBANE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 15, 2005 -- Stentor, a leader in the distribution, management and storage of digital medical images, today announced that Scripps has entered into a five-year agreement to implement Stentor's iSite PACS for on-demand delivery, management and storage of diagnostic-quality images across its network. To date, Scripps has installed iSite PACS in three facilities with a fourth facility set to go live at the end of June 2005.

"Stentor is excited to partner with Scripps, a leader in medical innovation and technology, and provide them with our iSite PACS solution," said Jeff Otten, CEO of Stentor. "We are proud to be working with such a prominent institution, helping them create a healthcare IT solution designed to enhance the delivery of quality patient care across their network."

Through its relationship with Stentor, the Scripps Health System, averaging about 700,000 medical imaging studies per year, will have enterprise-wide image access, radiology reading stations, and always-online long-term storage. Scripps will also be able to integrate its electronic health record (EHR) software with iSite PACS using Stentor's API.

"Stentor's iSite PACS has been very efficient to implement, which is a testament to the technology with which it is built," said Jean Balgrosky, Scripps Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "Also noteworthy is the Stentor support organization that has worked so well with the Scripps Information Services team. Together, we have delivered a digital image management solution that has transformed the way our physicians and caregivers access information."

The response from physicians using the new PACS system has been enthusiastic.

"The PACS system is very easy to use," said Peter Aldrich, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director of Urgent Care/Emergency Services for Scripps Clinic. "The quality of the images and how they can be manipulated is outstanding. The speed at which they're delivered quickens medical decision-making and helps me provide better care to the patients."

About Scripps

Scripps is a tax-exempt, San Diego-based health care system treating nearly a half-million patients annually through the dedication of more than 2,600 affiliated physicians and 10,500 employees spread across five acute case hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of clinics, physicians' offices and outpatient centers. Recognized as a leader in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, Scripps is in the forefront of prevention, medical innovation, clinical research and technology. In 2004, Scripps was ranked one of the country's 100 Most Wired health systems by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.

About Stentor

Stentor, Inc. is a leader in the distribution, management, and storage of digital medical images. Through the company's iSyntax® technology, Stentor has created iSite® PACS for image distribution, radiology reading, and always online long-term storage.

In November 2004, Stentor was ranked the #1 PACS vendor in the United States in the 2004 industry report from KLAS Enterprises. In July 2004, Stentor was awarded the 2004 PACS Customer Value Enhancement Award from Frost & Sullivan.

Stentor is an ISO 13485 certified medical device manufacturer, whose product carries the CE mark and first received 510(k) clearance to market its product from the FDA in October 1999.

© 2005 Stentor Inc. All rights reserved. Stentor is a registered trademark of Stentor, Inc. The Stentor logo, iSite and iSyntax are trademarks of Stentor. Inc.

Contact Information

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    Mark Reis
    Stentor Marketing and Corporate Communications
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    Don Stanziano
    Scripps
    Director, Corporate Public Relations
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