The companies plan to integrate each other's technologies to create new services that will enable health care 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 United States, 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 health care IT solutions", stated Bernard Algayres, General Manager of eHealth Managed Services, Carestream Health. "This collaboration will leverage some of the most innovative technologies available to enable health care 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 speciality clinics, outpatient imaging centres and other health care 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", stated 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."
Carestream Health Inc. is a provider of dental and medical imaging systems and health care 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 purchased Eastman Kodak Company's Health Group.
National Digital Medical Archive Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, is a provider of clinical analytics and business intelligence services related to digital medical imaging designed to streamline the delivery and sharing of health care data among health care 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. More information about NDMA is available in the VMW December 2006 article Kodak and NDMA collaborate on product-integration initiatives to support mammography screening in Europe.