Eastman Kodak Company and BUPA have formed an agreement whereby Kodak will support BUPA’s 26 hospitals across the UK in transitioning to digital medical imaging and information management.
Kodak says the agreement will involve the deployment of Kodak Carestream Radiology Solution and Enterprise Information Management Solution platforms. These platforms are designed to facilitate the generation and storage of patients’ radiology images, as well as the remote reporting of radiology exams within and between the BUPA hospitals.
Kodak said it will support the deployment with a range of professional services including project management, implementation and training.
A BUPA data center is expected to provide the hub for a clinical repository for long-term image storage and to support image sharing between the 26 BUPA hospitals, plus secure web reporting across the BUPA Hospital network. Local picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) will be deployed at each hospital to provide digital image capture from hospital modalities, local diagnostic reporting and web distribution of images.
Clare Hollingsworth, MD of BUPA Hospitals, said, Deployment of Kodak Carestream Solutions throughout the BUPA network will support our company’s future growth. The ability to share and display digital patient images between clinical sites will help us to maintain our high-quality patient care and improve radiologist workflow.