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Kodak Signs Three-Year Contract To Supply Consorta Members With Secure Email Services


Innovative Email System Enables Safe Electronic Exchange of Patient Records

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Mar. 30 -- Eastman Kodak Company announced that Consorta, Inc. has awarded the company a three-year contract for secure email services.

Under terms of the agreement, Consorta – a leading healthcare resource management organization for faith-based and non-profit health systems in the U.S. – will make KODAK Secure Email Services available to more than 500 acute and 300 extended care facilities nationwide.

Kodak’s secure email software encrypts e-mail messages and attachments enabling physicians, patients, providers and other authorized users to share patient information securely over the Internet. Developed by Kodak’s Health Group, this innovative service expedites secure communication between approved parties, and replaces the expensive and time-consuming process of using various package delivery services to transport medical records, x-ray images and related patient files.

Kodak has multiple contracts with Consorta – one of the nation’s largest group purchasing organizations (GPO) – including a greements for computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) image capture systems, radiology and mammography medical films, and for laser imaging systems.
About Kodak’s Health Group

Kodak’s Health Group, with 2005 revenues of $2.65 billion, is a world leader in supplying the medical and dental professions with advanced healthcare products, services and information technology solutions. Its broad portfolio includes picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), radiology information systems (RIS), healthcare information systems, computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems, laser imagers, mammography and oncology systems, x-ray film systems, dental imaging products, and a range of consulting – as well as repair and maintenance – services.

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to not only healthcare customers, but to the photographic and graphic communications markets . With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.

For more information about Kodak’s Health Group, contact your Kodak representative or visit

About Consorta
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
KODAK is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.


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