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RSHIP places large order for KODAK systems

RED DEER, Alta. – The Regional Shared Health Information Program (RSHIP), in Alberta, has placed a multi-million-dollar order for dozens of KODAK DIRECTVIEW Computed Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) Systems. These systems will be installed at 34 hospitals and healthcare centres within the David Thompson Health and East Central Health Regions over eight months, beginning immediately.

The order includes 43 KODAK DIRECTVIEW CR 975, CR 850 and CR 825 Systems, one KODAK DIRECTVIEW DR 3000 System, six KODAK DRYVIEW 8900 and 8150 Laser Imaging Systems and six KODAK LS75 Film Digitizers. RSHIP also ordered KODAK DIRECTVIEW Capture Link Systems, which streamline workflow by allowing technologists to perform cassette identification, scanning, and image review functions on any networked KODAK CR System at each site. The Capture Link System also allows images captured with a CR system to be integrated into a DR imaging study.

The Regional Shared Health Information Program conducted an extensive evaluation process that involved 10 suppliers prior to selecting Kodak’s Health Group for this large-scale regional implementation.

“Kodak provides a full suite of computed and digital radiography solutions that meet the diverse needs of each application and each hospital. We are confident in Kodak’s ability to supply leading-edge technology and the levels of service RSHIP needs to be successful in the implementation and support of this project,” said Brian Kroeker (pictured), Director of Operations for the Regional Shared Health Information Program.

Kodak’s CR and DR systems will provide high-resolution digital x-ray image capture for general radiology, emergency, intensive care, and other departments within each hospital. Laser imagers output digital image files onto radiographic film, while film digitizers equip facilities to integrate existing film-based radiographs into a digital imaging workflow.

Kodak’s portfolio of digital capture solutions includes seven CR systems and three DR systems designed to meet the requirements of every application and budget, the company said. Kodak’s consistent operator interface for both CR and DR platforms improves productivity and reduces the need for training. Kodak also offers software that enhances the quality of CR and DR images by presenting both high-contrast and wide latitude data simultaneously.

About Regional Shared Health Information Program (RSHIP)

The Regional Shared Health Information Program (RSHIP) is a unique project that began when Aspen, Chinook, David Thompson, East Central, Northern Lights, Palliser, and Peace Country regional health authorities voluntarily collaborated to develop a shared health information system. The RSHIP system is designed to:

• Improve patient care,

• Enhance patient safety,

• Assist health care professionals in their work,

• Generate an Enterprise Medical Record (a type of electronic health record) for residents living in the RSHIP partner health regions; and

• Integrate with the provincial electronic health record.

RSHIP serves over 420 acute care and continuing care and public health facilities offices across seven of Alberta’s nine health regions. For more information about RSHIP please visit

About Kodak’s Health Group
Kodak’s Health Group, with 2005 revenues of US$2.65 billion, is a world leader in supplying the medical and dental professions with advanced healthcare products, services and information technology solutions. Its 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 maintenanceservices. For more information about Kodak’s Health Group, contact your Kodak representative or visit