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Leading Canadian Hospital Purchases Carestream Health, Inc.'s Medical Image Management System to Deliver Fully Featured On-Site, Remote Access


9/10/2013 12:39:27 PM

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 10 — After an intensive evaluation of seven PACS suppliers, Joseph Brant Hospital (Burlington, Ontario) ordered a CARESTREAM Vue PACS and zero-footprint Vue Motion mobile image viewer to provide fully featured on-site and off-site reading and viewing of images and reports by radiologists, clinicians and referring physicians.

“A key advantage for Carestream’s Web-enabled Vue PACS is that it makes advanced reading tools available to radiologists from workstations at any location,” said Brian Chan, Director of Clinical Diagnostics, Joseph Brant Hospital. “Equipping radiologists to read and finalize their report from any location will greatly streamline our workflow and allow radiologists to read after-hours exams from home instead of requiring them to be on-site.”

Carestream’s Vue PACS provides flexible, cost-effective image review, management, distribution and archiving. It delivers access to advanced 3D reading tools, an optional lesion management module, and viewing of all digital mammography modalities including FFDM, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and digital breast tomosynthesis on a single workstation platform. This can help eliminate the expense and inconvenience created by requiring radiologists to switch between multiple vendors’ workstations.

Clinicians and referring physicians will also gain convenient online access to images and reports with the Vue Motion viewer, he added. “This new image viewer will make it fast and easy for clinicians and referring physicians to review both imaging studies and reports as they are conducting patient rounds at the hospital or from their offices or homes. The viewer is easy to use, the image quality is excellent and it supports viewing on workstations or mobile devices such as an iPad,” Chan said.

The hospital also ordered OrthoView™ digital pre-operative planning and surgical templating tools and peerVue business intelligence and decision support systems.

For more information on Carestream’s medical imaging and IT solutions please visit www.carestream.com.

About Joseph Brant Hospital

Joseph Brant Hospital is the only acute hospital in Burlington, caring for the communities of Halton and Hamilton since 1961. JBH operates 245 inpatient beds, with 13,258 admissions and 47,326 Emergency Department visits in 2012-13. JBH has a strong focus on quality, patient safety and exceptional customer service. The hospital has entered a new era of health care, led by a Redevelopment and Expansion Project which will change the look, services and future of the hospital. With a skilled staff of 175 physicians, 1400 full-and part-time health care staff and over 600 active volunteers, the hospital is committed to its vision of Compassionate Care, Exemplary Service, Every Time.

For more information please visit www.josephbranthospital.ca.

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—all backed by a global service and support network. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative or call 888-777-2072, or visit www.carestream.com.

CARESTREAM is a trademark of Carestream Health.

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