RadNet to develop software in
Prince Edward Island
SUMMERSIDE, PEI – RadNet, Inc., the
largest owner and operator of freestanding outpatient medical diagnostic
imaging centres in the United States, has opened a new radiological
software development centre in Summerside.
“We have a very experienced workforce in Summerside in e-health
technology development and we’re very pleased to see a successful
international company like RadNet come to the province to access this
talent and create opportunities for these skilled workers,” said
Innovation and Advanced Learning Minister Allan Campbell.
A pool of e-health software experts opened up in Summerside last year
when Carestream announced it would close its RIS development centre
there, to consolidate these operations in Israel. David Perry, formerly
head of the Carestream RIS research and development centre in Summerside,
has moved over to lead the new RadNet team in Prince Edward Island.
RadNet is a publicly traded company with 4,300 employees and 200 centres
across the United States. Expanding from its traditional focus on
medical imaging, the company recently expanded into healthcare imaging
Information Technology and professional radiology services delivery to
hospitals by acquiring eRAD, Inc., a medical imaging software company,
and Imaging On Call, a teleradiology services company.
The Summerside team is initially developing software for RadNet’s
internal use and assisting RadNet with more efficiently delivering its
broad offering of diagnostic services to its patients, operating
partners and referring physicians.
“I.T. solutions allow us to streamline our clinical operations and
connect us to referring physicians, operating partners and our
patients,” said Howard G. Berger, MD, president and CEO of RadNet. “As
the healthcare world rapidly adopts internet technologies delivered via
mobile devices, we look to be on the leading edge of this
transformation. On Prince Edward Island, we were happy to discover
advanced software development talent that is both expert in these
technologies, and experienced in creating powerful-yet-invisible
Dr. Berger adds, “We look forward to expanding our team on the Island,
as RadNet continues to expand its product portfolio to meet the needs of
“Government identified e-health as a target for economic development in
the Innovation and Prosperity Strategy, and this is an example of the
type of opportunity our province can attract in this sector,” said
This is the latest e-health company to locate in Summerside in the last
18 months, joining Enable Healthcare Canada and RMDDx. RadNet began
operations in Summerside, August 2010 and currently employs ten software
engineers. The company anticipates eventually having 15 people employed
at its Summerside operations.
The PEI government, through IPEI, will provide a labour rebate to RadNet
over the next three years up to $530,000, based on an anticipated
payroll in excess of $4 million during this period.
Posted March 24, 2011