Consorta Members Can Now Buy Mammography CAD Systems From Kodak
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 7 -- Eastman Kodak Company announced today that Consorta, Inc. has awarded the company a three-year contract for mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) systems.
Consorta, a leading healthcare resource management and group purchasing organization, will make the system available to its membership, which is composed of faith-based and non-profit health systems across the country. Through the three-year agreement, effective October 1, 2005, Kodak will make available its KODAK Mammography CAD System to more than 500 acute and 300 extended care facilities nationwide.
Kodak’s CAD system uses sophisticated algorithms to help identify suspicious areas on patients’ digitized mammograms. KODAK CAD software was engineered for ease of use and the system is small enough to easily fit in most healthcare facilities. Kodak’s mammography CAD system can help provide better patient care with fewer missed cancers and earlier cancer detection, backed by Kodak’s services and support infrastructure.
This is Kodak’s third contract with Consorta. The company also has a contract with Consorta for computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) image capture systems, radiology and mammography medical films, and for laser imaging systems.
Consorta, Inc., based in suburban Chicago, is a leading healthcare resource management and group purchasing organization, whose shareholders are faith based or non profit health systems. Consorta shareholders are among the leading integrators of non-profit health care in America, sponsoring significant care providers in many parts of the country. Consorta’s membership now encompasses more than 2,400 care sites, representing 78,000 patient care beds. For more information visit www.consorta.com.
About Kodak’s Health Group
Kodak’s Health Group, with 2004 revenues of $2.68 billion, supplies the medical and dental professions with traditional and digital imaging and information systems. Its portfolio includes picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), IT solutions, clinical information solutions, computed and digital radiography systems, laser imagers, mammography and oncology systems, x-ray film systems, and dental imaging products. Its services portfolio includes everything from repair and maintenance, to professional services encompassing integration, storage and archiving, secure e-mail services – and much more.
Kodak’s other major businesses include: Graphic Communications – providing customers with a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing, and document scanning and multi-vendor IT services; Digital & Film Imaging Systems – providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; and Display & Components – supplying original equipment manufacturers with imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries.
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