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Kodak Signs New Contract With Novation for KODAK Computed Radiography Systems


June 6, 2006

ROCHESTER, NY, -- Eastman Kodak Company has signed a multi-source agreement with Novation making Kodak’s computed radiography (CR) systems available to more than 3,000 VHA Inc. and University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) members and facilities.

As a result of the new three-year contract, Novation will offer Kodak’s digital CR systems to hospitals, non-acute facilities, out patient imaging centers, private physician offices and other approved healthcare providers across the U.S.

Among the KODAK CR products available to VHA and UHC member facilities are the KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 500, CR 825, CR 850 and CR 975 systems, and the KODAK 2000RT CR Plus System.

Kodak’s DIRECTVIEW CR systems enable radiologists to capture and view digital x-ray images in seconds, while the 2000RT system provides digital capture of medical images used in treatment of cancer patients.

Novation awarded the contract to Kodak’s Health Group through its public competitive bid process. The agreement is effective June 15, 2006 and ends May 30, 2009.

“Kodak is a great resource in digital medical imaging technologies,” said Larry Dooley, vice president, contract and program services at Novation. ”Thanks to this agreement, Kodak’s innovative CR systems are available to VHA and UHC members for use in their facilities"

Kodak announced on May 24 that the company had signed a contract with Novation to make Kodak’s radiographic films, laser media, laser imagers and services available to Novation’s membership.

Novation is the largest group purchasing organization in the U.S. serving members of VHA, UHC and HPPI alliances in all 50 states.
About Novation

Based in Irving, Texas, Novation is the leading health care contracting services company, delivering unmatched savings and value to nearly 2,500 members of VHA Inc. and the University Health System Consortium (UHC), two national health care alliances. Through its public competitive bid process, Novation develops and manages contracts with more than 700 suppliers, both large and small. By combining scale and agility with clinical knowledge and product expertise, Novation offers the most extensive range of innovative contracting services, including: contract development, contract and supplier management, custom contracting, enhanced savings programs, online contract management and analytical tools, order management and online supplier connectivity. VHA and UHC members used Novation’s contracts to purchase more than $25 billion in supplies in 2005.
About Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare 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; Creative Professionals rely on KODAK technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading Healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at
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