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SonoSite Inc. (SONO) and UltraLinq Healthcare Solutions Announce Distribution Agreement


3/25/2010 8:53:40 AM

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SonoSite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO - News), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound for the point-of-care, and UltraLinq Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a leader in web-based ultrasound and image study management, today announced a new distribution agreement. This partnership provides SonoSite with the exclusive right to market the UltraLinq service within Emergency Medicine and a non-exclusive right to market UltraLinq within other medical specialties.

“The decision to work with SonoSite was a logical evolution of our distribution strategy. SonoSite brings to UltraLinq unparalleled expertise within the point-of-care ultrasound market, and a national sales team which understands its customers. With expanded access, SonoSite’s customers will benefit from UltraLinq’s ability to deliver ‘Anytime, Anywhere Image Management & Reporting,’” said UltraLinq’s CEO, Stephen Farber. “Recent technological advances have dramatically improved the capabilities and clinical flexibility of point-of-care ultrasound, bringing diagnostic imaging directly to the patient’s bedside and other environments where ultrasound was not previously possible. UltraLinq facilitates the ability to access records from any location, whether in the next room or across the globe.”

“By definition, point-of-care ultrasound provides doctors with greater mobility to treat patients, whether they are in a hospital or office setting. As a result, there is now a greater need for an improved patient management system that is equally as flexible,” SonoSite’s Vice President of Competitive Strategy and Innovation, David Willis, commented. “UltraLinq offers physicians the tools they need to effectively manage patient reports, including the ability to review images and data remotely, collaborate on exams, credential, and bill for studies. By incorporating UltraLinq to address documentation and compliance issues, we also believe that physicians will be able to operate in compliance with HIPAA regulations more effectively.”

About SonoSite

SonoSite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound and industry leader in impedance cardiography equipment. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. SonoSite’s small, lightweight ultrasound systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.

About UltraLinq

UltraLinq was established eight years ago by a pediatric cardiologist at a leading teaching hospital in order to solve his problem; the movement of large, full-length pediatric echocardiogram studies across the Internet. Beginning with echocardiograms, and expanding to a broad range of ultrasound studies and now other modalities, our goals have remained consistent.

* Ease of use

* High-quality viewing and reporting

* Efficient work flow

* Outstanding value

UltraLinq Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (www.UltraLinq.com) is a customer-centric service that efficiently functions as the nexus amongst imaging technologists, interpreting physicians, referring physicians, and medical administrators by providing a user-friendly, web-based service delivered under a software-as-a-service model.


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