Novation Awards Three-Year Contract for Carestream’s Radiology, Cardiology Healthcare IT Solutions

Contract Includes Vue RIS+PACS, Cardiology PACS, Vue for Vendor-Neutral Archive

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 1 — Carestream has been awarded a three-year agreement by Novation, a leading healthcare supply chain expertise and contracting company, to offer CARESTREAM Vue RIS+PACS,CARESTREAM Cardiology PACS and CARESTREAM Vue for Vendor-Neutral Archive to the members Novation serves. The agreement is in effect from May 1, 2013 to April 30, 2016, and contains the option for two one-year renewal extensions.

Carestream’s next generation RIS+PACS optimizes productivity and maximizes each healthcare provider’s investment. Web-enabled Vue for Radiology contains advanced native tools and is easily accessible to remote users. CARESTREAM Cardiology PACS consolidates review of echocardiography, cardiac cath, ECG, nuclear cardiology and hemodynamic results with easy comparison of priors. Carestream’s solutions support a single workflow for radiology and cardiology reading and reporting for greater efficiency and productivity. Vue Archive can help reduce data storage costs by supporting radiology and cardiology exams.

Other Novation agreements include Carestream CR and DR imaging systems for radiology, dental digital imaging systems, X-ray film and laser imagers.

“Our healthcare IT solutions provide enterprise-wide review, data management, distribution and archiving for radiology and cardiology exams,” said Doug Spotts, General Manager, U.S. & Canada Medical Sales, Carestream Health. “This streamlined workflow can help boost productivity for physicians while simultaneously helping to reduce costs through efficient sharing of IT resources.”

Carestream’s versatile digital imaging systems help enable healthcare providers of all sizes to implement affordable digital imaging for general radiology and mammography exams. Carestream’s CR and DR imaging systems use the same graphic user interface, which can improve productivity and help allow technologists to proficiently use any system with minimal training.


About Novation
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply chain expertise and contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, Children's Hospital Association, an alliance of the nation's leading pediatric facilities, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members with sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC, Children’s Hospital Association, and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase more than $43 billion in 2012. Novation has earned the coveted Ethics Inside® Certification from Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think tank dedicated to the research and promotion of best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Novation was also named on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list, and is the only company in the health care industry to earn both distinctions for two consecutive years. For more information, visit

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