NIH Issues Sole Source Radiology Information System Contract to Carestream Health

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a sole source contract for a radiology information system (RIS) to Carestream Health.

The CARESTREAM Vue RIS can improve the management of medical images by streamlining and automating a process that begins with a physician’s order for an imaging exam, includes reading by a radiologist, and distributing a report with the diagnosis to clinicians and referring physicians.

Carestream’s RIS makes a patient’s radiology report accessible to authorized clinicians from any location. The Vue RIS is one of the first standalone RIS platforms to satisfy Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements and is certified as an EMR module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®) for hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. Its broad functionality can eliminate the need to purchase and integrate multiple third-party systems. This flexible platform adapts to address the needs of facilities ranging in size from single-site imaging centers to large, multi-site healthcare systems.

Based in Bethesda, Md., the National Institutes of Health is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and is the primary agency responsible for biomedical and health-related research. Its biomedical research institution, which includes 27 separate institutes, centers and offices, is the largest in the world. The goal of NIH is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose and treat disease and disability—from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold.

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

About Carestream Health

Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; molecular imaging systems for life science research and drug discovery/development; X-ray film and digital X-ray 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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