Carestream nets Tufts orders

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Tufts Medical Center of Boston has recently ordered a RIS/PACS solution from Carestream Health. The hospital also contracted with Carestream's eHealth Managed Services (eMS) for remote disaster recovery.

"The Carestream RIS/PACS platform will allow us to customize our workflow to meet both our clinical and teaching requirements," said Michael P. Foley, director of radiology services at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. "The new RIS will equip us to provide centralized patient scheduling for multiple sites for the first time, while the PACS will deliver native 3D functionality that can eliminate the need for dedicated 3D workstations."

Carestream said its RIS equips schedulers to view all clinical staff required when scheduling an exam (radiologist, technologist or nurse). It features a one-step tool that allows entry of an exam order when an exam and appointment are scheduled. The RIS also supports patient scheduling at multiple locations. Carestream RIS is also Microsoft .NET-connected to offer a thin-client platform. Carestream PACS delivers a virtual desktop with 3D applications, and includes a new PowerViewer that offers 3D capabilities to provide registration and matching of volumetric data created at different times and by different modalities directly within the standard viewer used by radiologists, according to the firm.

The company said its eMS provides remote back-up data storage to help healthcare providers comply with disaster recovery/business continuity regulations. The eMS stores imaging studies in DICOM format to protect data integrity and can restore healthcare providers' records in the event of a disaster.