Emageon to Provide Enterprise-Wide Digital Imaging Services for Brookwood Medical Center and Remote Clinics

Improved Patient Care and Better Service to its Physicians

The Goal of 'Going Digital'



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Emageon

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Emageon, a technology and enterprise solutions provider for diagnostic imaging
 for health care, announced today that Brookwood Medical Center, a full-
 service, 586-bed facility, has selected Emageon to manage its acquisition,
 archiving, distribution and viewing of digital images.
     Emageon offers hospitals, integrated delivery systems and health care
 communities the ability to have an enterprise-wide, fully open and digital
 environment, with potentially significant cost savings and improved
 performance, with no capital outlay or risks of obsolescence.  This includes
 all components, enterprise-class acquisition, archiving, distribution and
 viewing -- both diagnostic and clinical over LAN, VPN and Web -- at one price
 per study, often less than the cost of current film-based solutions.  This
 gives facilities the opportunity to improve finances and offer better service
 and quality to physicians and patients.  Emageon's open, total solution is a
 first in the industry, made available through a patent-pending technology that
 it developed.
     "Emageon appreciates the great opportunity to be partnering with Brookwood
 -- especially as it is recognized as a leading facility in the Birmingham
 market," said Chuck Jett, Emageon's chief executive officer.  "This agreement
 demonstrates their dedication to moving into the health care digital age.  It
 also demonstrates Brookwood's trust in our robust enterprise-wide solution
 with its excellent performance and significant scalability.  Brookwood's
 imaging specialists and referring physicians will also appreciate the freedom
 of choice for diagnostic viewing technologies."
     "Emageon's technology will benefit both the patients and medical staff of
 Brookwood Medical Center," said John R. Nickens, III, Brookwood Medical
 Center's chief executive officer.  "Not only will it allow us to improve
 patient care and operational efficiency, it will also enable us to provide
 physicians with real-time access to patient care data."
     "The new system will allow the replacement of imaging film and all of its
 associated costs.  It will also provide a more efficient means of accessing
 patient information at the point of care," said B. Chandra-Sekar, M.D.,
 Brookwood Medical Center's radiology chairman.
 
     About Emageon
     Emageon is the first affordable enterprise-class DICOM archiving and
 distribution solution for the health care industry.  Through its cost-
 effective, per study pricing structure and its high performance, infinitely
 scalable technology and open systems approach, Emageon eliminates the
 financial and technical obstacles that prevent a health care enterprise from
 offering a fully digital environment.  Emageon enables the archiving of
 diagnostic images, making them available to health care professionals
 anywhere, anytime and securely, across the Internet, intranet, or virtual
 private network.  This results in better patient care, service to physicians
 and improved finances for the health care facility.  For additional
 information on Emageon, visit www.emageon.com .
 
     About Brookwood Medical Center
     Located in Homewood, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham, Brookwood Medical
 Center is a part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:   THC).  Tenet is a
 major investor in Emageon as part of its strategy to develop technology
 solutions for health care.  Brookwood provides 586 full-service beds and is a
 center for excellence for such major specialties as Women's Services,
 Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery, Cancer, Orthopedics, Neurology and
 Neurosurgery, Psychiatric Services, Emergency Services and more.  It has more
 than 750 Board Certified physicians, representing every major specialty.
 Other notable services include: The Heart Attack Intervention Center, The
 Asthma Center of Excellence, a Seniors Program and the Brookwood Diagnostic
 Center.  For more information about Brookwood, visit www.bwmc.com or contact
 April.Holcomb@tenethealth.com .  Tenet Healthcare, through its subsidiaries,
 owns and operates 111 acute care hospitals with 27,300 beds and numerous
 related health care services.  The company employs approximately 104,000
 people serving communities in 17 states and services its hospitals from a
 Dallas-based operations center.  Tenet's name reflects its core business
 philosophy: the importance of shared values among partners -- including
 employees, physicians, insurers and communities -- in providing a full
 spectrum of health care.  Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at
 www.tenethealth.com .
 
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SOURCE Emageon
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Emageon, a technology and enterprise solutions provider for diagnostic imaging
 for health care, announced today that Brookwood Medical Center, a full-
 service, 586-bed facility, has selected Emageon to manage its acquisition,
 archiving, distribution and viewing of digital images.
     Emageon offers hospitals, integrated delivery systems and health care
 communities the ability to have an enterprise-wide, fully open and digital
 environment, with potentially significant cost savings and improved
 performance, with no capital outlay or risks of obsolescence.  This includes
 all components, enterprise-class acquisition, archiving, distribution and
 viewing -- both diagnostic and clinical over LAN, VPN and Web -- at one price
 per study, often less than the cost of current film-based solutions.  This
 gives facilities the opportunity to improve finances and offer better service
 and quality to physicians and patients.  Emageon's open, total solution is a
 first in the industry, made available through a patent-pending technology that
 it developed.
     "Emageon appreciates the great opportunity to be partnering with Brookwood
 -- especially as it is recognized as a leading facility in the Birmingham
 market," said Chuck Jett, Emageon's chief executive officer.  "This agreement
 demonstrates their dedication to moving into the health care digital age.  It
 also demonstrates Brookwood's trust in our robust enterprise-wide solution
 with its excellent performance and significant scalability.  Brookwood's
 imaging specialists and referring physicians will also appreciate the freedom
 of choice for diagnostic viewing technologies."
     "Emageon's technology will benefit both the patients and medical staff of
 Brookwood Medical Center," said John R. Nickens, III, Brookwood Medical
 Center's chief executive officer.  "Not only will it allow us to improve
 patient care and operational efficiency, it will also enable us to provide
 physicians with real-time access to patient care data."
     "The new system will allow the replacement of imaging film and all of its
 associated costs.  It will also provide a more efficient means of accessing
 patient information at the point of care," said B. Chandra-Sekar, M.D.,
 Brookwood Medical Center's radiology chairman.
 
     About Emageon
     Emageon is the first affordable enterprise-class DICOM archiving and
 distribution solution for the health care industry.  Through its cost-
 effective, per study pricing structure and its high performance, infinitely
 scalable technology and open systems approach, Emageon eliminates the
 financial and technical obstacles that prevent a health care enterprise from
 offering a fully digital environment.  Emageon enables the archiving of
 diagnostic images, making them available to health care professionals
 anywhere, anytime and securely, across the Internet, intranet, or virtual
 private network.  This results in better patient care, service to physicians
 and improved finances for the health care facility.  For additional
 information on Emageon, visit www.emageon.com .
 
     About Brookwood Medical Center
     Located in Homewood, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham, Brookwood Medical
 Center is a part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:   THC).  Tenet is a
 major investor in Emageon as part of its strategy to develop technology
 solutions for health care.  Brookwood provides 586 full-service beds and is a
 center for excellence for such major specialties as Women's Services,
 Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery, Cancer, Orthopedics, Neurology and
 Neurosurgery, Psychiatric Services, Emergency Services and more.  It has more
 than 750 Board Certified physicians, representing every major specialty.
 Other notable services include: The Heart Attack Intervention Center, The
 Asthma Center of Excellence, a Seniors Program and the Brookwood Diagnostic
 Center.  For more information about Brookwood, visit www.bwmc.com or contact
 April.Holcomb@tenethealth.com .  Tenet Healthcare, through its subsidiaries,
 owns and operates 111 acute care hospitals with 27,300 beds and numerous
 related health care services.  The company employs approximately 104,000
 people serving communities in 17 states and services its hospitals from a
 Dallas-based operations center.  Tenet's name reflects its core business
 philosophy: the importance of shared values among partners -- including
 employees, physicians, insurers and communities -- in providing a full
 spectrum of health care.  Tenet can be found on the World Wide Web at
 www.tenethealth.com .
 
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