Carestream To Supply PACS, Archiving and Data Exchange Solutions For TéléSanté Centre Project (MIRC) In France

GENEVA, Switz., April 9 ― The Groupement de Coopération Sanitaire (GCS) TéléSanté Centre has selected Carestream Health in France to provide PACS, archiving and medical image sharing and exchange solutions for its public and private health organisations in the Centre region of France, which straddles the middle Loire Valley.

This progressive project, which is supported by the French Ministry of Health (DGOS), the Regional Health Agency (ARS), the Hospital Federation of France and G4, the professional council of radiology, will encompass more than 20 hospitals and imaging centres. It will allow all medical imaging produced in the region to be shared regardless of location and will play a leading role in providing the architecture for establishing a regional imaging patient record. Clinicians will benefit from simplified search and retrieval of previous imaging studies, powerful diagnostic and post-processing tools and improved enterprise workflow.

CARESTREAM RIS-PACSThroughout the tender process, Carestream demonstrated the benefits of being a single solutions provider and its ability to supply a highly effective and affordable solution that took account of existing solutions. This applied particularly to CARESTREAM Vue PACS, which when combined with Carestream’s Vue Connect platform, consolidates reading, reporting, advanced 3D processing, archiving and distribution into a single access point across multiple sites for improved patient care at reduced cost. 

 Carestream has considerable experience in providing Cloud-based services to a number of projects in France and the maturity and flexibility of its platform will enable rapid deployment to the MIRC project from the second quarter of this year.

“We have been operating Vue for Cloud-based services in France now for more than seven years and have considerable experience, both in the public and private sectors”, said Christian Ducron, Information Systems Consultant at Carestream Health in France. “Each deployment has given us the opportunity to further develop our Cloud solution, especially in the area of data sharing, and we fully understand and can respond to the challenges involved.”

Mr. Christian Blanchetière, Director of the MIRC project at the GCS TéléSanté Centre, said, “TéléSanté Centre is made up of a central buying department which manages the TéléSanté Centre project. The competitive dialogue, in which numerous public and private professionals participated, allowed a general consensus to be obtained on the expected features and costs. This project will also benefit the accredited professions, notably the consultants and specialists who can access their patients’ medical images quickly and simply.  We are looking forward to a rapid deployment.”


About GCS TéléSanté Centre
The GCS TéléSanté Centre was set up in April 2009 by the main public and private healthcare establishments in the region as well as the Regional Union for Private Doctors. Since set up the number of members has increased each year and is now at the service of medical and social establishments and Regional Union of HealthCare Professionals (pharmacists, physiotherapists, dental surgeons, nurses).

The aim is to propose a panel of shared services, allowing members to improve their information systems, thus promoting care coordination and appropriate treatment for the patient. It is to serve this aim that GCS TéléSanté Centre is the contracting authority for members and the Regional Health Agency (ARS) or within a tender process for projects launched by the Ministry of Health.