Carestream Health Chosen to manage Personal Health Data In France

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The Ministry of Health and Sports in France announced that is has officially chosen Carestream Health CareStreamto be an approved host for personal health data and to be the first diagnostic imaging company to receive accreditation. The Carestream Health Managed Service portfolio follows the Health Data Security and Confidentiality Reference Table designed recently by Agency for Shared Information Systems in healthcare, Health ASIP, Which is responsible for organizing healthcare cooperation in France. Carestream Health has proved strict compliance with the table.

Hélène Millara-Deron, President of Carestream Health France, said "This approval is an important stepping stone in the development of our CARESTREAM eHealth Managed Services in France," she added "It strengthens our leadership in cloud computing and as one of the first medical imaging companies to receive accreditation, puts Carestream Health at the forefront of medical data hosting with our vendor-neutral solution." Carestream Health has a well-proved reputation for eHealth Managed Services in France, thanks to a number of healthcare organizations that is currently using the Company's eHealth cloud infrastructure to support a wide range of workflows, from emergency teleradiology to hospital cross reading and long term archiving.

Among recent organizations using products from Carestream Health is Imadis, a teleradiology company located in Lyon; the company aims to face the lack of experienced radiologist in public hospitals at night and throughout weekends. Imadis is using Carestream's Health cloud to make sure of efficient and secure data exchange from customer sites to their reading center. Another setting is the Center Hospitalier Régional d'Orléans, a large regional hospital that carries out nearly 270,000 exams per year. The center is provided a secure eHealth Archive services by Carestream Health. Chief Information Officer at the hospital, Guillaume Laurent, said "Moving to a service model enables the hospital to get rid of the issues of long term archiving and technology obsolescence management," he added "I prefer to have my people focused on application management and understanding users' requirements, than handling long term data management issues. This requires specific expertise that we do not have." Laurent concluded "Archiving in service mode is innovative and relevant and we were also reassured by the success of regional projects [managed by Carestream Health] such as the National PACS Project in Scotland,"