The Groupement de Coopération Sanitaire (GCS) TéléSanté Centre in France has just announced that it has selected Carestream Health to provide PACS, archiving and medical image sharing and exchange solutions for its public and private health organizations in the Centre region of France, which straddles the middle Loire Valley.
This progressive project, which is supported by the French Ministry of Health, the Regional Health Agency, the Hospital Federation of France and G4, the professional council of radiology, will encompass more than 20 hospitals and imaging centres. It will allow all medical imaging produced in the region to be shared regardless of location and will play a leading role in providing the architecture for establishing a regional imaging patient record. Clinicians will benefit from simplified search and retrieval of previous imaging studies, powerful diagnostic and post-processing tools and improved enterprise workflow.
Throughout the tendering process, Carestream demonstrated the benefits of being a single provider and its ability to supply a highly effective and affordable proposition that took account of existing solutions. This applied particularly to CARESTREAM Vue PACS, which when combined with Carestream’s Vue Connect platform, consolidates reading, reporting, advanced 3D processing, archiving and distribution into a single access point across multiple sites for improved patient care at reduced cost.
Carestream has considerable experience in providing Cloud-based services to a number of projects in France and the maturity and flexibility of its platform will enable rapid deployment to the MIRC project from the second quarter of this year. “We have been operating Vue for Cloud-based services in France now for more than seven years and have considerable experience, both in the public and private sectors”, said Christian Ducron, Information Systems Consultant at Carestream Health in France. “Each deployment has given us the opportunity to further develop our Cloud solution, especially in the area of data sharing, and we fully understand and can respond to the challenges involved.”
Mr. Christian Blanchetière, Director of the MIRC project at the GCS TéléSanté Centre, said, “TéléSanté Centre is made up of a central buying department which manages the TéléSanté Centre project. The competitive dialogue, in which numerous public and private professionals participated, allowed a general consensus to be obtained on the expected features and costs. This project will also benefit the accredited professions, notably the consultants and specialists who can access their patients’ medical images quickly and simply. We are looking forward to a rapid deployment.”
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