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Carestream Health Signs Contract to Provide Healthcare IT Solutions To MedAssets Customers

Carestream Health’s Vendor-Neutral Offerings Include Data Archiving, Professional Services, RIS/PACS and New Cardiology PACS

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 17 — Carestream Health, Inc., has signed a multi-year contract with MedAssets Supply Chain Systems that will provide MedAssets group purchasing association (GPO) members with access to the latest innovations in healthcare IT solutions.
Carestream Health will provide a range of healthcare IT systems for purchase by MedAssets members—including data archiving, RIS/PACS and cardiology PACS—that can be used to view, protect and share medical images and information across a facility, an enterprise, a region or even a nation.

MedAssets, headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., helps healthcare providers improve margin and cash flow through supply chain improvement initiatives, as well as revenue cycle management technology and services. MedAssets also assists organizations in implementing customized solutions for the procurement of medical supplies and capital equipment.
“Through this contract, thousands of MedAssets healthcare provider customers will have access to state-of-the-art technology services at great negotiated prices,” said Mark Miriani, President of MedAssets Supply Chain Systems. “We are pleased to offer Carestream Health as part of our contract portfolio.”

The latest CARESTREAM RIS features a powerful new radiologist reporting module that improves productivity through an intuitive user interface and a rich feature set. Time saving features include: structured reporting, standard answers and the ability to copy content from prior reports. CARESTREAM PACS delivers a unified virtual desktop with native 3D and advanced applications—such as PowerViewer—that accelerate routine reading by providing automatic registration and volumetric matching of 3D studies.

Carestream Health’s vendor-neutral data archiving solution combines software, non-proprietary hardware, and professional services for consolidation, control, continuity and access to DICOM imaging data as well as other types of patient medical information. The company’s new Web-based CARESTREAM Cardiology PACS offers a single integrated platform for diagnosis, image review and reporting for echocardiography, cardiac catheterization and nuclear cardiology procedures—while its SuperPACS™ Architecture links multi-vendor, multi-site PACS platforms to create an efficient enterprise solution.

“This contract will enable us to deliver market-leading healthcare IT solutions and services to MedAssets’ membership at favorable pricing, while also providing them with a platform to accommodate future system interoperability requirements,” said Connie Pettijohn, Vice President of Corporate Sales, Carestream Health.
For more information about healthcare IT solutions from Carestream Health, please visit www.carestreamhealth.com.

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About MedAssets Supply Chain Systems
MedAssets Supply Chain Systems is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the U.S., utilizing a national contract portfolio of over 1,500 contracts to efficiently connect manufacturers, distributors and other suppliers with its more than 1,700 hospitals and over 30,000 non-acute healthcare provider customers. MedAssets Supply Chain Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of MedAssets, Inc. For more information, visit www.medassets.com.

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 www.carestreamhealth.com.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health, Inc.
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