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Foundation Radiology Group (FRG; Pittsburgh), which provides radiology services to hospitals, said it has licensed Emageon’s (Birmingham, Alabama) RadSuite enterprise content and workflow manager and picture archiving and communications system (PACS) imaging software.

The partnership will provide FRG with the technical system necessary to deliver turnaround time performance for diagnostic imaging reads and the opportunity for quicker response times and enhanced patient care from physicians, the group said.

Emageon provides information technology systems for hospitals, healthcare networks and imaging facilities and develops enterprise imaging software for transferring information from any medical imaging device to physicians’ reading workstations. Emageon also offers open systems archiving and storage for medical images, video, audio and waveforms, which FRG will be able to offer to its clients.

“FRG has been evaluating PACS technology for some time and has spent the past six months evaluating competitive systems and found that the Emageon solutions are, by far, the best out there,” said Brandon Chan, CEO/chairman of FRG. “The Emageon system will not only improve our productivity — via its workflow management system — it will also provide a sophisticated image viewing and storage system for the medical images, such as X-rays, CT scans and MRIs. More importantly, the improved turnaround performance will enable our clients to provide enhanced patient care and patient safety.”

In other dealmaking news, FCG (Long Beach, California), a provider of outsourcing, consulting and systems implementation services and software to the healthcare industry, said its stockholders approved an agreement and plan of merger through which Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC; El Segundo, California) will acquire FCG in an all-cash transaction for $13 a share, or about $365 million.

Upon closing of the deal, FCG will become a subsidiary of CSC.

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