Hitachi Medical Systems MRI Scanners Rated #1 according to MD Buyline User Satisfaction Ratings Report

Cleveland, Ohio (August 23, 2016) - According to the Q2 2016 MD Buyline™ User Satisfaction Ratings Report, hospital users have rated Hitachi Medical Systems America #1 MR vendor

“In today’s highly competitive environment, providing high quality, reliable products and value-added services to the customer is more important than ever. These ratings reflect Hitachi’s ongoing key commitments - which are to bring only the most reliable products to market and provide only the highest level of customer support” said Sheldon Schaffer, VP and General Manager MRI/CT.

The MD Buyline User Satisfaction report includes user ratings in the following categories: system performance, system reliability, installation/implementation, applications training, service response time and service repair quality. According to this report, users described Hitachi as, “best in the business.” Users also commented that Hitachi has some of the most reliable systems that they have ever used.

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For over 30 years, MD Buyline Inc. has been the leading provider of healthcare clinical and technology research to drive improved financial performance across the healthcare supply chain. MD Buyline provides the majority of the nation’s hospitals with objective evidence-based information to help them drive millions of dollars in savings annually.  MD Buyline’s healthcare provider members access critical information about their supply chain investments every day through personalized analyst support and a comprehensive technology platform comprised of real-time data and analyses. For more information on how MD Buyline can support your facility, find us online at www.mdbuyline.com, and on Twitter @mdbuyline.

About Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.

Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc. (HMSA) located in Twinsburg, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Medical Corporation offers a broad range of diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT and Ultrasound. Our innovations in diagnostic imaging provide technology that drives clinical solutions to deliver diagnostic confidence, improve workflow efficiency and provide a better patient experience. In addition to exceptional equipment, HMSA is known for its comprehensive customer support programs to maximize the lifecycle value of equipment through responsive service maintenance, significant software upgrades and on-going applications support.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.