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Optimal Readings Acquires International Radiology Group

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Optimal Readings Services Group, Inc., a provider of optimization services for radiology, announced today it has acquired International Radiology Group (”IRG”) of Dallas, Texas from AIM Holding Company.  Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, the transaction includes all of International Radiology Group’s assets and businesses, including National Radiology Group, which has been providing remote radiology services for more than sixteen years.  IRG’s radiologists will also be joining the Optimal Readings team.

“The Optimal Readings message has been extremely well-received in the marketplace,” said Dr. Neal Templeton, chief medical officer for Optimal Readings. “IRG offers a perfect complement to our optimization services. The blending of our offerings, which have been designed to improve patient care through faster, higher quality radiology interpretation and results delivery, with IRG’s own highly efficient workflow model, will enable us to grow faster and expand our coverage to meet the demand we’ve found for our unique solution.”

The acquisition of IRG adds 17 licensed radiologists and a centralized reading facility in Dallas servicing 33 additional states to Optimal Readings’ optimization resources.  The Dallas facility is staffed exclusively with U.S. board-certified radiologists with the highest levels of training and credentials, functioning together in a strong, operationally efficient organization.  IRG also brings nearly 100 customer sites that stand to benefit from a larger, more robust organization that is even better-equipped to provide exceptional service and responsiveness.  “I am very impressed with Optimal Readings’ commitment to optimizing their customers’ technology and processes to improve patient care,” said David S. Harrington, Chairman, AIM Holding Company.  “It’s clear that Optimal Readings’ approach can also help providers increase their efficiencies while simultaneously improving patient care.”

“This acquisition extends Optimal Readings’ ability to provide high quality coverage for all medical imaging modalities across a national footprint,” stated Craig Parker, Optimal Readings’ CEO. “We are now able to easily service multi-location healthcare delivery systems and chains. The new talent deepens Optimal Readings’ bench-strength and our ability to provide full-coverage, including daytime, after-hours and sub-specialty services.”

Optimal Readings will continue to maintain its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama with the dedicated Dallas reading center enabling the company to respond more fully and rapidly to radiology practices, hospitals, diagnostic image centers and physician practices across the U.S.

About Optimal Readings

Optimal Readings provides services to optimize and improve the quality of radiology services for patient care in hospitals and radiology groups.  Optimal Readings features access to experienced radiologists for full and after-hours coverage, certified subspecialists, high-end medical image analysis technology and proven patient-centric quality methods.  Through workload re-balancing and technologically-enhanced processes, Optimal Readings enables healthcare delivery organizations to interpret an increased volume of radiology studies with accelerated turnaround times and minimal operational costs.  Optimal Readings constructs tailor-made radiology study interpretation services, integrates on- and off-site clinical staffs and implements a comprehensive system designed to maximize patient care in a cost-effective approach.  For each of its customers, Optimal Readings provides a single source for imaging and PACS advice, integration knowledge and radiology optimization.

Source:  Optimal Readings