Ikazia Hospital In The Netherlands Signs Contract For eHealth Managed Services

Carestream HealthIkazia Hospital in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has chosen to extend its relationship with Carestream Health by signing a new multi-year contract for RIS/PACS/Archiving (both DICOM and non DICOM data) eHealth Managed Services. The new contract will deliver an enterprise-wide solution with fast, secure image access by on-site and remote clinicians whilst removing the burden of infrastructure management and costs.

Ikazia Hospital is known for its use of advanced technologies and for delivering high quality health services to the region of Rotterdam. The hospital is already using a CARESTREAM RIS/PACS and, in the new agreement with Carestream Health, that contract is extended to include new RIS/PACS capability and the management of approximately 613,000 DICOM studies over the term of the contract. Non-DICOM studies from other departments will also be stored in the data centre.

eHealth RIS/PACS Services is the latest addition to Carestream’s eHealth Managed Services portfolio and allows healthcare providers to connect to secure, remote data centres hosted and managed by Carestream Health. The Company currently operates from eight data centres in five countries throughout Europe and North America and overall the cloud has more than 1 billion stored images worldwide, representing more than 500 terabytes of data.

From the cloud patient information can be shared with authorised clinicians over an Internet connection without the need to build, maintain and upgrade a complex infrastructure. The service, which operates on a monthly fee based on the number of imaging exams produced each month, enables convenient remote reading for primary diagnosis as well as the ability to obtain a second opinion from another radiologist or specialist.

Contracting to the service also eliminates the danger of obsolescence since Carestream continuously maintains and upgrades its data centres and onsite technology. Patient data and exam information are synchronised so identical information is available to all users, regardless of location. The company's eHealth Managed Services platform is founded on a vendor neutral infrastructure that is powered by Carestream innovative technologies to allow the sharing of information among disparate systems.

"Our new eHealth RIS/PACS Services deliver all the functionality of PACS, including image management, viewing, distribution and storage," said Patrick Koch, Business Director, Worldwide eHealth Managed Services, Carestream Health. "Most healthcare providers can achieve lower overall costs by purchasing this and simultaneously benefit from our leading edge management and security technologies."

About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/ development; X-ray film and digital X-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.