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Carestream wins Dutch data archiving deal

Carestream Health has won an e-Health Managed Services (eMS) agreement to provide remote storage of diagnostic images for the Maasstad Ziekenhuis Hospital in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The five year agreement will include the migration of more than 70 terabytes of legacy DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) and non-DICOM data.

The new data centre will also serve as a picture achieving communication system (PACS) neutral remote archive with additional archiving for around 180,000 new studies generated anually by the Maasstad facility.

Carestream says its remote archive architecture is based on a grid infrastructure that links to any PACS, modality and radiology information system. The data is securely archived and enables remote access by authorised users.

Carestream currently manage more than 10 million imaging studies worldwide, representing more than 500 terabytes of data. The company operates in eight data centres in five countries to service healthcare providers throughout Europe and North America.

Patrick Koch, Carestream’s worldwide business director, said: “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.

“Our e-Health Managed Services also equips healthcare systems with a smooth and easy way of selectively and securely sharing information among multiple locations within their enterprise.”

The company declined to comment on the value of the contract, citing commercial confidentiality.

Carestream Health