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"We wanted to go beyond implementing a standalone digital image management system for the radiology department and instead create a centralized software platform that could provide access to all of the hospital's image and information systems including PACS," said Mary Kasal, Good Samaritan Hospital's Vice President of Information Technology. "We expect Kodak's CARESTREAM EIM to save us up to $3 million in the next five years by eliminating the capital expense and maintenance costs required to support dozens of standalone information systems."
CARESTREAM RIM can extend intelligent information life cycle management to an entire geographic region, and has been deployed as part of Great Britain's National Health Service (NHS) National Programme for IT and Northern Finland's RATU eHealth project. CARESTREAM HIM offers business continuity and disaster recovery by hosting an organization's data remotely at a secure Kodak data center. This service offering allows customers to manage information as an operating expense and minimize capital investments.
About Kodak's Health Group
Kodak's Health Group, with 2004 revenues of $2.68 billion, supplies the medical and dental professions with traditional and digital imaging and information systems. Its portfolio includes picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), IT solutions, clinical information solutions, computed and digital radiography systems, laser imagers, mammography and oncology systems, x-ray film systems, and dental imaging products. Its services portfolio includes everything from repair and maintenance, to professional services encompassing integration, storage and archiving, secure e-mail services - and much more.
Kodak's other major businesses include: Graphic Communications - providing customers with a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing, and document scanning and multi-vendor IT services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems - providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components - supplying original equipment manufacturers with imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries.