Philips to acquire RIS supplier Ximis
20 August 2007
Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Royal Philips Electronics
(NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) is taking over Texas-based radiology information system
(RIS) supplier XIMIS Inc.
Ximis’ key product is Xiris (extended Internet radiology information
system), which is a web-based RIS, scaling from community hospitals up to
large, multiple facility hospitals.
Xiris is designed to manage patient
registration, scheduling, exam tracking, staff and resource management, and
the generation of reports and statistical information. Philips iSite PACS
concentrates on image management and distribution, therefore Xiris is
considered to be complementary to iSite and is expected to strengthen
Philips’ PACS market position.
“XIMIS is a company with very talented
people and unique technology that will strengthen our position in healthcare
informatics and will enable us to provide an integrated RIS-PACS solution”,
said Oran Muduroglu, CEO of Philips Medical Systems’ Healthcare Informatics
Katitza Gerdau, founder and CEO of XIMIS Inc said: “Philips is the right
home for XIRIS since it has a high quality organization with a global,
international scope. This acquisition will provide XIRIS a foundation for
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of
2007. No financial details on the transaction were disclosed. XIMIS will be
incorporated into the Healthcare Informatics business group of Philips’
Medical Systems division.
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