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Carestream Health And NDMA Announce Collaboration For Provision Of eHealth And Analytics Services

Cooperation Aimed at Expanding Support for Advanced Imaging Analytics Services To Help Healthcare Providers Improve Quality and Lower Costs

November 18, 2008

BERWYN, PA, and ROCHESTER, N.Y. Nov. 18 — Carestream Health, Inc., and National Digital Medical Archive, Inc., (NDMA), are collaborating on product integration initiatives designed to support the expansion of NDMA’s national imaging network and improve customer access to its analytics and data management services.

The companies plan to integrate each other’s technologies to create new services that will enable healthcare facilities to better manage, process and evaluate digital medical images and accompanying data. The goal of this collaboration is to provide solutions that can help hospitals and freestanding medical imaging facilities maximize revenue and profitability, enhance equipment and resource utilization, and improve patient care and outcomes.

NDMA selected Carestream Health to support its digital medical imaging services offerings because of its depth of experience in infrastructure management. As NDMA continues to expand its services throughout the U.S., Carestream Health will support and complement its digital services offerings. 

“Our eHealth Managed Services coupled with NDMA’s architecture and post-processing analytics will provide a new approach to comprehensive digital medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions,” said Bernard Algayres, General Manager of eHealth Managed Services, Carestream Health. “This collaboration will leverage some of the most innovative technologies available to enable healthcare providers to access critical information as it is needed. We are committed to interoperability in this joint initiative, and we are pleased to be working with NDMA to develop new solutions that will help customers improve their operations, as well as the quality of their imaging procedures.”

Carestream Health offers a broad portfolio of computer radiography and digital radiography systems to meet the medical imaging needs of hospitals, trauma units, orthopaedic and specialty clinics, outpatient imaging centers and other healthcare facilities.

“Digital medical imaging facilities around the world face increasing pressure to maintain profitability while delivering optimal patient care. Additionally, health plans continue to struggle with ways to control utilization and lower costs,” said Derek Danois, Chief Executive Officer, NDMA. “This collaboration between Carestream Health and NDMA creates opportunities to better connect medical professionals in the radiology environment with the goal of maximizing clinical operations and financial performance, while improving the overall quality of each imaging procedure.”

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About Carestream Health, Inc. 

Carestream Health, Inc., is a leading 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. The company was formed in 2007 when Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX.TO) purchased Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group. For more information about Carestream Health, contact your Carestream Health representative or visit www.carestreamhealth.com.

About National Digital Medical Archive, Inc. 

National Digital Medical Archive, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, PA, is a leading provider of clinical analytics and business intelligence services related to digital medical imaging designed to streamline the delivery and sharing of healthcare data among healthcare payers, providers and patients for more evidence based decision-making.  NDMA services help digital imaging facilities and radiology departments maximize their clinical operations, ensure patient safety, and improve financial performance. For more information, please visit www.ndma.us or contact Diane L. Hockstein, 610-249-0144.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health, Inc.

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