A Medical Device Daily

Imaging Dynamics (IDC; Calgary, Alberta), a developer of digital radiography (DR), reported that HealthPartners Medical Group of Indiana and Michigan has purchased IDC's 1600 Plus X-Series DR system.

HealthPartners is a multi-specialty physician group with facilities in Michigan City, Chesterton, LaPorte and Westville, Indiana, and New Buffalo, Michigan. The IDC system will be installed in the group's new orthopedic facility in its Michigan City location.

IDC is collaborating with its regional partner, RPS Imaging, on installation and ongoing service of the contract with HealthPartners Medical Group. According to RPS sales rep Kathy White, "Our close working relationship with IDC, consistent success with IDC products, and our combined commitment to service excellence were important factors in winning this account."

Since its inception in 1977, RPS has grown to be the second-largest independent radiology sales and service provider in the Midwest and 12th-largest in the country.

In other grants/contracts news:

• Swissray International (East Brunswick, New Jersey) said that it has been awarded purchase orders for several Veterans Affairs medical centers and the Navy base at Balboa, California for their flat panel DR systems.

John Monahan, SVP of strategic accounts for Swissray, said, "We are proud to have been selected by both the U.S. Navy and several VA medical centers to place our digital radiographic systems into their facilities. Their product evaluation process is quality driven and quality is where Swissray DR Systems excel."

Swissray said its DR systems enable the provider to "significantly decrease cost and increase staff efficiency and job satisfaction, while improving the delivery of patient care without expanding space. With our automated positioning system, Swissray's DR solutions offer the fastest patient throughput in the industry at the lowest radiation dose."

• Intronis Technologies (Boston), a provider of online data backup, archiving and recovery services, has partnered with CRC Technologies (Seattle) to address the need for business continuance in the northwestern healthcare market. CRC Technologies provides IT support to professional offices, with a focus on the dental community.

CRC Technologies' interest in Intronis was sparked after hearing from industry colleagues about the company's business model and eSureIT partner enablement program.

"I had heard about Intronis and their partner-centric program from a variety of people while attending several local trade shows," said James Cosgrove, president/CEO of CRC Technologies. "We were looking to complement our service offerings with an online backup solution and after our due diligence, Intronis and its eSureIT program proved to be the ideal platform to help ensure our customers' business continuance."

By providing partners with the flexibility to refer, resell or rebrand its eSureIT online backup service to suit individual business needs, the Intronis partner program adds value to its partners' bottom line. The partner enablement program also is designed to help its partners move through the certification and training processes quickly and efficiently, while offering a variety of marketing and support tools on the back-end once certified.

Intronis Technologies specializes in data backup, archiving and recovery for the entire range of consumers, SMBs and large enterprises.