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HP and Siemens to Provide Greater Accessibility, Reliability in Medical Imaging Management

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2004

HP and Siemens Medical Solutions are making medical imaging management more reliable to a wider audience by combining Siemens' SIENET Cosmos® Image Management System with HP services and industry-standard servers.

Designed for radiological practices and community hospitals, SIENET Cosmos handles tasks such as examination scheduling, reporting and archiving, image and report distribution, and fast documentation output for medical billing by using a centralized server structure, large-scale automatic data distribution and cost-effective hardware platform.

At the Radiological Society of North America tradeshow, the companies announced they will jointly market SIENET Cosmos using HP services and running on industry-standard HP ProLiant servers, the healthcare market's top-selling server.

"HP is collaborating with Siemens to deliver a cost-effective medical imaging solution to any size medical imaging practice," said Jeffrey D. Miller, worldwide vice president, Healthcare, HP. "Health systems need to respond to the changes in the use of diagnostic images and the growing need to effectively manage those images. The solution offers flexibility in pricing, agile image management and strong performance based on open standards."

The innovative SIENET Cosmos offers an integrated solution of Radiological Information Systems (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), as well as post-processing – all on one workstation. HP ProLiant servers offer the highest levels of availability, performance and quality – all critical components to improving workflow efficiencies and delivering improved patient care.

"Siemens Medical is pleased to team with HP in delivering the new Siemens SIENET Cosmos systems running on HP technology," said Ulrich Viethen, vice president, Soarian Imaging Enterprise, Siemens Medical Solutions. "Our solution fills a gap for health organizations and allows for greater collaboration across hospitals and increased efficiencies within hospitals."

SIENET Cosmos, using HP technologies, is expected to be available in early 2005.

More information about HP's solutions for the healthcare industry is available at www.hp.com/go/healthcare.

About Siemens Medical Solutions

Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the largest suppliers of healthcare equipment in the world. It is renowned for its innovative products, services and complete solutions, ranging from imaging systems for diagnosis and therapy equipment for treatment, to electromedicine and hearing instruments to IT solutions that optimize workflow and increase efficiency in hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices.

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended Oct. 31, 2004, HP revenue totaled $79.9 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.


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