Vital's Vitrea(R) Enterprise Suite Maintains Its No. 1 Ranking in Enterprise Advanced Visualization by KLAS Report: "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services"

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MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Images, Inc., a Toshiba Medical Systems Group Company and leading provider of advanced visualization and analysis solutions for healthcare providers, has ranked number one for its Vitrea® Enterprise Suite (VES) software in the Enterprise Advanced Visualization category of the "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report released by the independent healthcare research firm. It is the second consecutive year that Vital has ranked number one in this category.

"Vital is pleased to again be ranked as the advanced visualization category leader by KLAS," said Erkan Akyuz, president and chief executive officer at Vital. "This reflects our continued commitment to providing the best customer service and meaningful clinical solutions to our customers. We are excited by the prospect of continuing to raise the bar for what we can expect from ourselves and deliver to our customers."

"Providers recognize the critical nature that vendors play in improving healthcare delivery," says Adam Gale, KLAS president. "Thus, a growing number of providers are weighing in on vendor performance. It speaks volumes that providers want to be heard and be counted. And vendors are listening."

KLAS works with thousands of hospitals and clinics to rate more than 750 products and services from over 200 vendors. KLAS data and reports represent the combined opinions of actual people from provider organizations comparing how their vendors, products and/or services performed when measured against the participant's objectives and expectations. KLAS findings are a unique compilation of candid opinions and are real measurements representing those individuals interviewed. Findings are not meant to be conclusive data for an entire client base. KLAS provides the findings as valuable data points to be used with other data points in the reader's overall analysis.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Founded in 1996, KLAS' staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to, email, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter@KLASresearch.

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

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