Carestream Health earned the top rating in MD Buyline’s Third Quarter 2012 User Satisfaction Report for Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) used by radiology professionals. Users gave the company’s Vue PACS the highest rating for four of the seven categories in the report, which includes nine PACS suppliers.
Users commended Carestream’s Vue PACS for its “comprehensive set of tools and functionality,” and specifically cited its excellent post processing and volume rendering capabilities along with its integrated voice recognition system. According to the report “a large number of respondents stated the entire installation process went faster than expected,” and customers praised Carestream for “good communication” and “quality planning and project execution.” Customers also reported little or no downtime.
MD Buyline of Dallas, Texas, ensures that hospitals and health systems optimize the clinical and financial impact of their medical technology decisions. Leveraging the industry’s deepest expertise, most advanced analytics and custom research, MD Buyline provide its 3,300+ members with the insight and implementation support they need to ensure success.
CARESTREAM Vue PACS provides a single efficient workspace for the clinical tools and applications physicians and radiologists need for convenient image review and reporting from local and remote locations. Its Web-enabled platform offers integrated advanced visualization, 3D post processing, dictation, critical results notification and a mammography module that eliminates the need for dedicated workstations.
About Carestream Health
Carestream Health is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions; x-ray film and digital x-ray systems for non-destructive testing; and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. The company’s assets include more than 1,000 patents for medical and dental imaging and information technology.
Carestream Health was Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group, but is now an independent subsidiary of Onex Corporation, out of Toronto, Canada.
Prior to the sale in 2007, Kodak Health Group 2006 revenue was $2.54 billion. Onex Corporation paid $2.35 billion in cash, and agreed to pay up to an additional $200 million in future payments if Onex achieved returns specified in the contract. It was reported that around 8,100 employees transferred to Onex.