Carestream unveils an updated digital dashboard
Carestream Health released to its Kodak Carestream Digital Dashboard Version 3 that include proactive notification for system events via e-mail or text messaging at the 2008 HIMSS conference in Orlando, Fla.

“The Digital Dashboard V1 was released in May of 2007, and is quickly developing because of our rapid release cycle. Our customers actually help us to prioritize the new requirements and functionalities that will go into each new release,” according to a Carestream spokesperson at HIMSS.
The Digital Dashboard, which supports Kodak Carestream RIS/PACS and Kodak Carestream Information Management Solutions, offers system administrators a convenient way to proactively monitor equipment performance, storage utilization and user volumes, also enabling administrators to verify network communication of other vendors’ devices.

Digital dashboard enhancements include:
  • Radiology and PACS administrators can elect to receive user-configurable email or text message alerts for issues ranging from disk space and table space thresholds to disruptions in network connectivity and failed processes. The preferences can be changed at any time, and notifications can be sent to other users when the primary administrator is out of the office or is not on call. Administrators can also opt to receive on-screen notifications to be alerted to a system event when working in another application on their desktop.
  • Integration of the IBM Lotus Sametime module with the dashboard allows administrators to communicate with radiologists, physicians and other system users.
  • An user interface presents information in a convenient format and allows maintenance checklists to be managed separately for each server. Dashboard updates, training and feedback sessions and product news can be delivered to the administrator’s desktop via an icon that changes color when new content has been posted.
  •  RIS and PACS reports will now be available so administrators can view snapshots of exam progress and other workflow characteristics.
The enhanced dashboard will be available worldwide in the second quarter of 2008.