San Francisco's Chinese Hospital picks Kodak for digital workflow

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Chinese Hospital of San Francisco -- an independent, community-owned 54-bed facility that serves the Chinese population living in Chinatown and the greater San Francisco Bay area -- recently announced the decision to convert from film-based x-ray products and a paper-based radiology workflow to a fully-featured digital medical imaging and information management system from Eastman Kodak Company's Health Group.

The new digital platform will support the hospital's desire to offer distributed imaging services throughout the Bay area. Imaging studies and radiology reports will be immediately available to physicians at the hospital and at remote offices and clinics.

To accomplish this, Chinese Hospital has invested in RIS/PACS elements of the Kodak CARESTREAM Radiology Suite to automate the scheduling, viewing, storage, billing and reporting for all radiology exams. The hospital also purchased the company's DIRECTVIEW CR 850 and CR 950 computed radiography systems for the digital capture of x-ray imaging studies.