Carestream signs multi-year contracts worth more than $25 million for regional radiology and IT implementations in Italy

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 4 — Carestream recently signed three multi-year contracts for  more than $25 million to implement its Vue Clinical Collaboration Platform (see video link) and digital radiography solutions for healthcare facilities in the Emilia Romagna, Liguria and Molise regions of Italy.

"Our goal is to help healthcare facilities offer better services to their patients through the introduction of advanced technology and process innovations,” explained Fabio Tigani, Country Sales Manager of Carestream Health Italy. “This is what our partners expect and why they chose us for their digital upgrade.”

The Area Vasta Emilia Centro is a point of reference for over 1.3 million citizens, bringing together a network of 18 health facilities and more than 7,000 healthcare professionals that manage over 1.5 million radiologic examinations per year. The Ligurian agreement initially involves ASL 1 Imperiese Trust, the ASL 2 Savonese Trust and the ASL 5 Spezzino Trust, for a total of 10 health facilities with more than 1,000 healthcare professionals. The aim is to create an integrated regional solution for patient diagnostic images. In Molise, the project involves the creation of a single network of images coming from regional hospitals and healthcare facilities that perform more than 250,000 radiological examinations a year.

More than 830 radiologists will have access to the Carestream Clinical Collaboration Platform that will facilitate collaboration between healthcare professionals in order to improve the patient’s experience. State-of-the-art multimedia reports and advanced visualization modules that include neuroradiology tools, oncology lesion management, orthopaedic measurements and specialized breast imaging tools will make it easier for medical professionals to treat complex diseases.

All of the healthcare facilities will have access to the patient images through the 2019 KLAS Category Leader Universal Viewer module of the Carestream Clinical Collaboration Platform, which will guarantee safety and protected use via smartphone and tablet. This solution will enable more than 8,000 clinicians to work together on patient care. Web access to all reports and diagnostic images and the possibility of sharing "live" views securely between health professionals will ensure faster assessments and more precise diagnoses.

"It is a significant accomplishment for us to be able to help medical professionals achieve more accurate diagnoses and improved reporting times,” said Michele Ferrarese, Managing Director of Carestream Health Italy. “We have gained the trust of these important healthcare organizations and we will work together to undertake a path of growth and digital transformation.”