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Industry Watch

October 1, 2007
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Philips Acquiring RIS Company

Amsterdam-based Royal Philips Electronics is acquiring El Paso, Texas-based XIMIS Inc., a provider of radiology information systems (RIS), for an undisclosed sum.

XIMIS' key product is XIRIS (Extended Internet Radiology Information System) which is a Web-based RIS, scaling from community hospitals up to large, multiple facilities hospitals, according to the company. XIRIS, which employs approximately 50 people, also provides an international and multilingual solution.

Where XIRIS concentrates on workflow management at radiology facilities, Philips iSite PACS concentrates on image management and distribution. As such, the companies expect the XIRIS solution to complement Philips iSite PACS offering, strengthening Philips' market position.

XIMIS will be incorporated into the Healthcare Informatics business group of Philips' Medical Systems division. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2007

Perot Goes Wild with Acquisition

Plano, Texas-based Perot Systems Corporation is acquiring Canton, Mass.-based JJWild Inc., a provider of integrated healthcare delivery solutions for organizations using the Meditech Healthcare Information System, for $89 million.

According to Perot, the acquisition adds to the capabilities of the company's Meditech Solution Center, enabling it to expand and enhance its Meditech service offerings to serve a broader range of hospitals.

Following the acquisition, all JJWild associates will join Perot Systems. The addition of JJWild's application consultants and technology specialists will allow the company to offer services ranging from technology design and implementation to hosting and support of Meditech applications, according to Perot.