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Carestream Health, Inc. Digital X-Ray System Receives Top Award From Leading Research Organization



6/18/2013 10:48:01 AM

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 18 — For the second time in one month, Carestream Health has again earned a top rating from medical professionals using a Carestream digital X-ray system as reported by KLAS, an independent research organization that monitors healthcare vendor performance.

The just released “2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure” report cites the CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution as receiving the highest overall score against seven competitors in the digital X-ray category, with 100% of users stating they would buy Carestream’s system again. The report is compiled from the feedback of thousands of healthcare providers at physician offices, clinics, hospitals and IDNs throughout the United States and Canada. KLAS has a longstanding reputation for accurately and impartially measuring vendor performance, and offers ratings on more than 250 healthcare technology vendors and over 900 products and services. Headquartered in Orem, Utah, KLAS processes have been independently audited to ensure that KLAS provides a transparent window into what users actually think of products. The company’s reports represent the combined opinions of actual people from provider organizations comparing how vendors, products, and/or services performed when measured against the participant’s objectives and expectations.

“Healthcare providers using our digital X-ray systems have again expressed their high level of satisfaction with the many benefits our products deliver, including exceptional image quality and rapid access to images and information,” said Diana L. Nole, President, Digital Medical Solutions, Carestream. “Our people are passionate about delivering the best X-ray and IT solutions to the market, and we have many new products in our pipeline that will benefit patients, physicians and medical staff for many years to come.”

Just a few weeks ago, the company’s CARESTREAM DRX-Evolution system scored highest for overall performance in another KLAS survey of more than 200 radiology professionals. One user even stated that “I would compare the DRX-Evolution to Apple's products. It is very intuitive and it tells users in layman's terms how to get procedures done.” Carestream’s wireless DRX digital X-ray detector is at the heart of its highly-productive family of digital X-ray systems. Earlier this year, the company’s CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System earned the top rating from MD Buyline. MD Buyline provides more than 3,000 hospitals with unbiased data on vendors, products, services and user satisfaction ratings.

Carestream is also the company behind several of the largest healthcare IT installations in the world that feature Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) for managing medical images and radiology information. The company’s IT architecture is in use at some of the most well-known HMOs, independent healthcare networks, and regional and national healthcare systems.

For more information on Carestream’s comprehensive portfolio of digital radiography systems, please visit www.carestream.com.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and to be counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board members average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. For more information, go to www.KLASresearch.com, email marketing@KLASresearch.com, or call 1-800-920-4109 to speak with a KLAS representative. Follow KLAS on Twitter @KLASresearch.

About Carestream Health

Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging 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 www.carestream.com.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.

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