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VitreaView Builds Momentum as Healthcare Communities Embrace Universal Viewers

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MINNEAPOLIS, March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is experiencing a significant increased demand for its VitreaView® universal viewer as healthcare leaders seek opportunities to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, connect physicians and patients to images and integrate imaging into their EMRs, HIEs and EHRs.

"We are seeing a significant increase in healthcare organizations concerned about reducing hospital readmission rates and unnecessary imaging procedures," said Erkan Akyuz, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vital Images, Inc. "Vital helps to resolve these challenges with our VitreaView solution, providing a standardized Web-based viewer to the entire care team across multiple specialties and geographies. Organizations also rely on our universal viewer to help achieve Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements and integrate imaging into their existing technologies, such as EMR, HIE and EHR."

"Our partnership with Vital helped us to achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use with our imaging technology upgrade, while improving clinician workflow and encouraging EMR adoption," said Ronald J. Fuschillo, Jr., Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.

About VitreaView®

VitreaView is a cross-browser, cross-platform, zero-footprint universal image viewer solution capable of displaying both DICOM and non-DICOM medical images. VitreaView enables referring clinicians and other medical professionals access to patients' medical images in a seamless way, with integrations into their EHR, EMR and HIE.

About Vital Images, Inc.

Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company, is a leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis software for physicians and healthcare specialists. The company's software provides users productivity and communication tools to improve patient care that can be accessed throughout the enterprise anytime, anywhere via the Web. For more information, visit www.vitalimages.com.

CONTACT: AT VITAL IMAGES: Nichole Gerszewski (952) 487-9647 ngerszewski@vitalimages.com www.vitalimages.com

Source:Vital Images, Inc.