Carestream Health has announced a five-year eHealth Managed Services (eMS) agreement with Rotterdam based Maasstad Ziekenhuis. The deal will see Carestream Health set up a PACS neutral remote archive, which will keep records of the facilities 180,000 new studies that they generate.
The announcement of the deal comes at a time when Dutch healthcare is struggling to cope with growing volumes of patient data, and Carestream Health’s secure archive looks set to amend that problem. Tjeerd Canrinus, IT Manager at Maasstad Ziekenhuis said, “We selected Carestream Health to migrate and manage our large volumes of data as they were ahead of their competitors in leveraging an eMS service, in particular with their technical configuration and expertise.”
The new deal enhances Carestream Health’s global presence, which stretches to 10 million imaging studies, 500 terabytes of data and eight data centres in five countries.
“Outsourcing clinical data management to a service provider allows multiple healthcare facilities to leverage and share a common data centre platform and pay only a fraction of the total cost based on their own utilisation,” said Patrick Koch, Worldwide Business Director, eHealth Managed Services. “Our eHealth Managed Services offering also equips healthcare systems with a smooth and easy way of selectively and securely sharing information among multiple locations within their enterprise.”