Kodak and MedLink Sign Co-Marketing Agreement
Eastman Kodak Company’s Health Group and MedLink International, Inc. have signed a co-marketing agreement that positions each company to promote the other’s medical imaging, information and software products throughout the United States.
MedLink will refer healthcare facilities interested in purchasing Kodak’s CARESTREAM RIS/PACS and information management solutions - either as an integrated suite or as individual systems - and related professional services to the sales force for Kodak’s Health Group.
Kodak will refer its diagnostic imaging center customers interested in acquiring MedLink’s VPN and EHR solution to MedLink International. The Medlink VPN solution delivers radiology reports and related DICOM images directly to referring physicians’ desktops via a secure network. Referring physicians will then utilize MedLink’s electronic health record to view both current and past images and reports.
Kodak’s CARESTREAM RIS (radiology information system) /PACS (picture archiving and communications systems) suite is a customizable solution that provides complete patient image and information management from order requests to the distribution of radiology reports and imaging studies to any authorized user in the healthcare network. Healthcare facilities will benefit from an integrated desktop solution that automates the various elements of the diagnostic exam process such as ordering/scheduling requests, diagnostic reading/dictation, transcription, results distribution and billing. Kodak’s information management solutions include a flexible enterprise image and information management platform, along with Kodak-hosted management and regional information management solutions.
Kodak also offers an expansive portfolio of Professional Services that includes data storage and recovery; network design and implementation; help in complying with stringent HIPAA regulations; consolidation and management of DICOM and other information into a single logical archive; and integration of PACS with RIS.
About Kodak’s Health Group
Kodak’s Health Group, with 2006 revenues of almost $2.5 billion, is a world leader in advanced imaging products, services and IT solutions for the medical and dental professions; molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments; and x-ray film and digital x-ray products for the non-destructive testing market.
Kodak recently entered into an agreement to sell the Health Group to a subsidiary of Onex Corporation, Toronto, Canada. With consolidated revenues of almost $20 billion, Onex, which owns companies in a range of industries, has a significant and rapidly growing group of healthcare companies. Subject to regulatory and other approvals, it is anticipated that the sale will close in the first half of 2007. At that time, the Health Group will become a standalone company that will operate as Carestream Health, Inc.
For more information about the Health Group, contact your Kodak representative or visit www.kodak.com/go/health.
About MedLink International, Inc.
MedLink International is a publicly held NASDAQ Bulletin Board and Frankfurt Stock Exchange company (OTC BB:MLKNA.OB - News) (Frankfurt:WM6B.F - News), which supplies its proprietary MedLink EHR software via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to a network of physicians, radiology clinics and other types of medical offices.
The MedLink VPN allows subscribing doctors to securely communicate with other physicians and remotely access and retrieve patient records, lab results, X-Rays, CAT Scans and other patient health information. Through its VPN, MedLink offers member institutions and physicians other products and services, such as Medical Coding & Recovery, MedLink Scheduler, MedLink Billing, Secure Health Mail, Health IT infrastructure and networking, document management, and video conferencing.
The MedLink VPN delivers pertinent drug information from pharmaceutical companies to physicians. In addition to the physician Virtual Private Network, MedLink is also providing a consumer network displaying medical education, information and advertising on a network of digital screens installed in the waiting rooms of radiology clinics, medical laboratories, and physician offices. Please visit www.medlinkus.com for more information.
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