ZONARE Ranks in Top 3 in KLAS 2010 Ultrasound Report
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ZONARE Medical Systems, a global developer of premium ultrasound systems, today announced it has been ranked in the top three in the KLAS 2010 "Ultrasound: Waves of Change" report. According to KLAS, a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of information technology and medical imaging vendors in the healthcare field, ZONARE has emerged as a real option in general imaging. The z.one ultra system is compared to premium ultrasound systems in more and more selections for its range of functionality, mobility, and ability to cost-effectively augment ultrasound fleets.
"It is gratifying to be recognized as one of the leading systems in KLAS' overall ultrasound industry report," said Jay D. Miller, president and CEO of ZONARE. "We have invested heavily in our innovative, software-based next generation technology including new transducers and advanced capabilities designed to continuously expand the value and versatility of the system with premium image quality and performance across a variety of clinical applications."
The 2010 "Ultrasound: Waves of Change" report was the result of KLAS' effort to uncover answers to how ultrasound vendors are approaching the issues of size, penetration, and image quality as mobility becomes more urgent as patient care is brought to the bedside and areas beyond the walls of radiology. KLAS interviewed more than 200 health care providers regarding their ultrasound equipment and vendors. Given the numerous ultrasound products available on the market, research was limited to those units used primarily in general imaging.
"While no vendor has delivered the ultimate solution in ultrasound, a highly mobile unit packaged with deep image penetration and picture clarity, ZONARE has surprised many with its combination of compact size and wide range of functionality. The z.one is reliable, has good image quality, and is the most mobile solution in this study," said Emily Crane, lead author for the KLAS report. "Overall, the z.one is a flexible unit and makes its way into departments looking for a functional ultrasound capable of extreme mobility and ZONARE is being mentioned more and more in the same breath with GE, Philips, and Siemens."
KLAS is a research firm specializing in monitoring and reporting the performance of information technology and medical imaging vendors in the healthcare field. KLAS has created a database of information on the performance of 300 vendors and 500 products, as judged by executives and clinicians from more than 4,500 healthcare facilities. The company gathers data through written evaluations and confidential interviews, and publishes results regularly. For more information on KLAS, visit www.healthcomputing.com. Copyright © 2007 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the z.one Ultrasound Platform
ZONARE's z.one ultrasound system delivers premium image quality powered by its proprietary Zone Sonography™ technology. The system's innovative, software-based design and architecture allows continuous performance enhancements and upgrades via software and delivers the highest level of system uptime and customer productivity. The z.one Ultrasound™ platform delivers premium performance and provides mobility and workflow advantages across a wide range of clinical settings.
About ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.
ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., based in Mountain View, Calif., is committed to ultrasound excellence through its innovative, software-based, next generation technology, and putting customers and employees first. The patented design and architecture of the z.one Ultrasound™ platform deliver premium image quality and clinical versatility at unparalleled value. ZONARE's exclusive ultrasound focus has resulting in achieving a user loyalty rating of 100 percent in the KLAS Top 20: 2009 Year-End Report. All ZONARE customers interviewed for this ultrasound market report indicated that they would purchase a z.one ultrasound system again. For more information, visit: www.zonare.com.
Zone Sonography is a trademark of ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.
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