Health information technology vendor research firm KLAS Enterprises has released its 2011 Best in KLAS Awards for medical equipment and infrastructure products, and its 2011 Mid-Term Performance Review for software and professional services.

The mid-term report gives a snapshot of vendors' current customer satisfaction levels ahead of the mid-December release of the annual Best in KLAS software and services awards.

Medical equipment and infrastructure Best in KLAS winners for 2011 are:

* Automated Medication Dispensing Units (over 200 beds): Omnicell OmniRx,

* Computed Radiography-Multi-Plate: Konica Minolta Express/IQue Dual Bay,

* Computed Tomography-64-slice+: Toshiba Aquilion ONE,

* Digital X-Ray: SHIMADZU RADspeed,

* Magnetic Resonance-3.0T: Siemens MAGNETOM Verio,

* Magnetic Resonance-1.5T: Toshiba Vantage,

* Mammography-Digital: Hologic Selenia,

* Radiation Therapy: Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion,

* Smart Pumps-LVP: Baxter Sigma Spectrum,

* Ultrasound-General Imaging: GE Healthcare LOGIQ E9,

* Ultrasound-Cardiovascular: Tie between GE Healthcare Vivid E9 and Toshiba Aplio (CV Application), and

* Wireless Communications: Cisco 7900 Series.

KLAS also lists several vendors as "category leaders" in other market segments. The medical equipment awards report and mid-term software/services review, both costing $500 for providers and $2,500 for others, are available at


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