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Collaboration to develop artificial intelligence (AI) enhanced ultrasound technology aimed at increasing the utility of ultrasound and improving our nation’s healthcare system

Bothell, Washington and Boston, Massachusetts, July 30, 2019 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. has announced the launch of a strategic relationship with Partners HealthCare to apply artificial intelligence to improve the utility and functionality of portable ultrasound. The two organizations will collaborate to enhance ultrasound technology with AI to enable clinicians to perform scans at the point-of-care, further expanding the accessibility of this technology for clinicians and their patients. The collaboration will be executed through the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science and leverage the extensive data assets, computational infrastructure and clinical expertise of the Partners HealthCare system.

“Allowing for even greater integration of ultrasound into our healthcare delivery system requires smarter machines,” said Keith Dreyer, DO, PhD, FACR, FSIIM, Chief Data Science...

Company to Exhibit Enterprise Imaging Solution with Advanced Analysis & Monitoring; Best in Class Point-of-Care Ultrasound

LEXINGTON, Mass., and BOTHELL, Wash., June 21, 2019 (Booth #500) –Fujifilm will present its cardiovascular medical imaging portfolio including Synapse Cardiology PACS with Epsilon Imaging’s EchoInsight, as well as the SonoSite Edge II point-of-care-ultrasound system (POCUS) at the American Society of Echocardiography annual meeting ( ASE 2019 ). The conference takes place June 21-25, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.

"At Fujifilm, our goal is to offer cardiologists and other clinicians best-in-breed technologies that enhance diagnostic confidence so they can deliver speedy, safe and appropriate care," says Tim Thomas, Vice President, Cardiology, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. "Synapse Cardiology PACS has earned the respect of cardiovascular experts around the world who also help us to continually evolve the solution to best streamline workflow, provide exceptional analysis tools,...

Cross-modality portfolio of imaging and informatics designed to enhance surgical workflow and improve outcomes

Valhalla, NY, (Booth #629) — Fujifilm will be premiering its innovative solutions for medical image generation, management, storage, and analysis, during the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2019 Annual Meeting (SAGES 2019) from April 3-6, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Featured at the event will be FUJIFILM New Development, U.S.A., Inc. , an innovative provider of minimally invasive surgical solutions, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. , a leading provider of diagnostic imaging, endoscopic imaging and medical informatics solutions, and FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , specialists in cutting edge, point-of-care ultrasound. The three Fujifilm business units will showcase the company’s various technologies and expertise at SAGES 2019 booth #629.

“Fujifilm is rooted in both innovation and collaboration. Each of our healthcare solutions are known for their trailblazing technologies—from developing...

STAMFORD, Conn., and BOTHELL, Wash., February 5, 2019 (Booth #4159) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc., will showcase their Enterprise Imaging and Informatics solutions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Global Conference and Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, FL from Feb 12–14, 2019. Fujifilm’s comprehensive Synapse® Enterprise Imaging portfolio will be available for demonstration in booth #4159. New this year, SonoSite Synchronicity™, Fujifilm’s informatics workflow solution designed specifically for point-of-care ultrasound, will also be on display. In addition, Fujifilm will feature an area within its booth dedicated specifically to its latest advancements in Artificial Intelligence* (AI).

“Fujifilm’s Enterprise Imaging portfolio is engineered to provide a complete picture of each patient’s health so that physicians across the care continuum can make more informed decisions,” says Johann Fernando, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “Clinicians...

Company debuts SonoSite Synchronicity, a new robust workflow solution

BOTHELL, WA, November 15, 2018 (Booth #2545) – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, will present its complete portfolio at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from November 25-30th, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. At booth #2545, attendees can participate in hands-on demos of the innovative product line, including SonoSite Synchronicity™, a new, robust point-of-care workflow solution that marks the company’s entry into the medical informatics space.

“Ultrasound plays a critical role in radiology as it is among the safest, most affordable and patient-friendly imaging modalities,” says Rich Fabian, President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “Fujifilm continues to push the boundaries of innovation in point-of-care ultrasound with ultra-mobile, connected solutions that offer high-definition imaging. Designed for bedside, field, and support of future...

New, improved educational website realized with global member feedback

BOTHELL, WA, October 23, 2018 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced the launch of its redesigned SonoSite Institute, a comprehensive online educational resource dedicated to empowering and educating healthcare providers about point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Based on the feedback of current global users, the enhanced website now features an improved user experience, easier to locate content, and reconfigured learning paths.

“We’re proud to introduce this latest version of SonoSite Institute which is based on extensive user input and was carefully redeveloped with the goal of helping healthcare providers advance their point-of-care ultrasound expertise across specialties to improve patient care,” said Rich Fabian, President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “FUJIFILM SonoSite has long been committed to education for clinicians as well as sonographers. It is gratifying to hear from...

BOTHELL, WA, October 1, 2018 – FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced its entry into the medical informatics space with the launch of a robust point-of-care workflow solution, SonoSite Synchronicity™. A new and exciting venture for the company, SonoSite Synchronicity software is designed specifically for point-of-care ultrasound to streamline and standardize clinical workflow while delivering administrative efficiencies with flexible credentialing tools.

“Fujifilm SonoSite has a proud legacy of introducing point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to the healthcare market 20 years ago. We have listened to and collaborated closely with our customers and I am proud that we are able to offer them a comprehensive workflow solution that focuses specifically on the dynamic environment that our customers navigate on a daily basis,” says Rich Fabian, President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. “They asked for a solution that can securely centralize and...

BOTHELL, WA, August 15, 2018 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. , specialists in developing cutting-edge, point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced the launch of two new transducers for the SonoSite iViz point-of-care ultrasound, now connecting a total of four to their powerful, hand-held diagnostic tool. Built-from-the-ground-up, iViz is a lightweight, miniaturized ultrasound system that fits right into your pocket. It can be taken anywhere, from a patient’s bedside to first response at a car accident. Now with the addition of the L25v and C60v transducers to its portfolio, the iViz enables clinicians the ability to view superficial applications such as ophthalmic, arterial, venous, lung and nerve as well as deeper applications such as abdominal and obstetrics.

“FUJIFILM SonoSite designs, manufactures, and tests transducers in-house with real-world customer needs in mind,” said Diku Mandavia, MD, FACEP FRCPC, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “Our transducers exceed stringent...

BOTHELL, Wash., August 6, 2018 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, portable and point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced the promotion of Richard “Rich” Fabian to President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.

“I am pleased to congratulate Rich on his promotion to President and Chief Operating Officer,” said Takaaki Ueda, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “Rich’s wealth of experience in sales, service, distribution, supply chain and manufacturing will be crucial to FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.’s constant innovation of point-of-care ultrasound technology and improving patient lives.”

"It is a true honor and privilege to have the opportunity to lead the team that created point-of-care ultrasound, which has enabled clinicians to make an immediate impact on patient care for the past twenty years,” added Rich Fabian, President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. “It is a remarkable legacy and I...

Takaaki Ueda appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Rich Fabian promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer

BOTHELL, Wash., August 6, 2018 – FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge, portable and point-of-care ultrasound solutions, today announced the appointment of Fujifilm veteran Takaaki Ueda as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., in addition to his roles as President and CEO of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., and FUJIFILM New Development U.S.A., Inc. Rich Fabian has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc. The leadership appointments stem from Masayuki Higuchi’s return to Tokyo as Deputy General Manager of Global Finance & Accounting at FUJIFILM Corporation.

“On behalf of all employees at FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc., we are grateful to Mr. Higuchi’s contributions to the business and wish him success in his important new role,” shared Takaaki Ueda, Chairman...