Grey Bruce Imaging Network, Owen Sound,
Ontario, has selected KODAK CARESTREAM PACS and KODAK CARESTREAM Enterprise
Information Management to serve its regional network.
Kodak’s PACS (picture archiving and communications system) will be
installed at all facilities and Kodak’s Enterprise Information Management
platform will provide centralized management from one location for the
network’s 11 hospitals and 175,000 annual imaging studies, as well as data
collected by other clinical information systems. Non-clinical information
systems may also be added in future.
The Grey Bruce Imaging Network also purchased data migration services
from Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group to transfer images from two of its
member hospitals with existing PACS systems to the new platform, which will
facilitate access and provide greater efficiency.
The Grey Bruce Imaging Network – which includes Grey Bruce Health
Services, South Bruce Grey Health Centre and Hanover and District Hospital –
conducted an extensive evaluation process that involved 11 suppliers prior to
selecting Kodak’s Health Group for this large-scale regional implementation.
“Kodak proved that they had both the products and expertise to handle a
complex installation that involves multiple patient identification numbers and
interfaces to our patient care systems,” Rob Croft, Corporate Director of
Systems Integration and Projects, Grey Bruce Health Services. “Kodak also
delivered a centralized software platform to manage DICOM and non-DICOM images
and information across our entire imaging network. This capability is going to
streamline image transfer processes, which frees up our staff to respond to
increased demand for clinical services.”
Kodak’s PACS will be integrated with a CERNER radiology information
system and a DICTAPHONE POWERSCRIBE speech recognition system. PACS users
will have built-in access to ORTHOVIEW orthopaedic surgical templates and 3D
imaging capabilities that are integral to Kodak’s PACS platform. Scanned
documents will also be available for access by networked users.
The Grey Bruce Imaging Network also purchased more than a dozen KODAK
DIRECTVIEW Computed Radiography Systems for digital image capture as part of
its transformation to digital imaging and information management systems.
Kodak’s CARESTREAM Enterprise Information Management (EIM) provides
access to DICOM and other information distributed across multiple sites,
storage platforms and architectures associated with clinical and back office
systems. This solution equips healthcare providers to add new storage
technologies or devices at any time and achieves efficiencies through central
management of all storage systems using a single database. This platform
employs storage plans that conduct automatic, intelligent lifecycle management
based upon user instructions that are specific to each type of data or imaging