Carestream Health Announces New Agreement To Provide eHealth PACS Services In The Netherlands

VIENNA, March 5 — Carestream Health announced a long-term RIS/PACS eHealth Managed Services  (eMS) agreement with Stichting Samenwerkende Ziekenhuizen Oost Groningen (SSZOG) in the Netherlands. The agreement covers the group’s three hospitals located at Stadskanaal, Winschoten and Delfzijl in the north of the country and will manage an estimated 1.3 million radiology studies across the duration of the contract. As part of the deal, workflow within and across the sites will be protected with remote support and proactive monitoring from Carestream Health.

Currently the hospitals operate three PACS systems from different vendors and in a move towards closer co-operation across the enterprise the group began to seek a vendor to unify RIS, PACS and archiving services during 2009.

The Fryslan Data Centre in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, will provide secure remote image archiving and access together with disaster recovery. Fryslan is one of eight data centres operated by the company in five countries throughout Europe and North America. This vendor-neutral data archive virtualises enterprise storage and provides on demand delivery of images and data to locations throughout the enterprise, regardless of where the information is physically stored or where it originated.

eHealth PACS Services is the latest addition to Carestream Health’s eHealth Managed Services portfolio, which also includes data protection and remote archiving services. The new eHealth PACS Service is delivered on a pay-per-study model ensuring a leading edge solution powered by CARESTREAM PACS without capital investment.

“Our new eHealth PACS Services will deliver peace of mind and provide healthcare professionals with the ability to focus on patient care rather than IT management issues,” said Patrick Koch, World Wide Business Director, eHealth Managed Services, Carestream Health. “This type of service offers the benefits of a predictable TCO with no hidden costs, guaranteed availability of data and tools with no system or data management requirements.”

About Carestream Health, Inc.
Formed in 2007, Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream Health representative or visit

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