Premier Healthcare Alliance Adds Carestream Health’s DRX-1 Imaging System To Purchasing Agreement

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 8 — Members of the Premier Healthcare alliance, a major U.S. healthcare group purchasing organization, can now order the CARESTREAM DRX-1 System from Carestream Health through a specially negotiated agreement with Premier Purchasing Partners, LP.  This innovative wireless digital radiography system was added to the Premier portfolio through its Technology Breakthroughs program, which improves Premier hospitals’ access to products deemed to be significant technological advancements. The DRX-1 system was one of only 23 medical innovations showcased at Premier’s 2nd annual Innovation Celebration in June.

“We believe Premier members will embrace the DRX-1 system, which can improve productivity and quality of patient care at significantly less cost than implementing traditional DR systems,” said Connie Pettijohn, Carestream Health’s Vice President, Corporate and Government Healthcare. 
The DRX-1 system features a cassette-size wireless DR detector that fits into an existing table or wall stand Bucky with no equipment modifications and transmits images over a wireless network connection. It enables cost-effective conversion from film or CR imaging systems to highly productive DR technology—without replacing x-ray systems or renovating exam rooms.

The Premier Healthcare alliance serves more than 2,300 U.S. hospitals and 67,000-plus healthcare sites. Its Technology Breakthroughs Program was created in 1997 to improve Premier members’ access to new technologies. Premier uses a four-stage, evidence-based approach to review and consider products.

More information on the latest digital medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions from Carestream Health that can help lower costs and improve patient care can be found at


About Premier
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,300 U.S. hospitals and 67,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington.

About Carestream Health
Carestream Health 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

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.