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Canadian Regional Network Chooses KODAK for Enterprise Information Management; System Will Provide Centralized Management of Patient Medical Images and Information.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Grey Bruce Imaging Network, Owen Sound, Ontario, has selected KODAK CARESTREAM PACS and KODAK CARESTREAM Enterprise Information Management to serve its regional network.

Kodak's PACS (picture archiving and communications system) will be installed at all facilities and Kodak's Enterprise Information Management platform will provide centralized management from one location for the network's 11 hospitals and 175,000 annual imaging studies, as well as data collected by other clinical information systems. Non-clinical information systems may also be added in future.

The Grey Bruce Imaging Network also purchased data migration services from Eastman Kodak Company's Health Group to transfer images from two of its member hospitals with existing PACS systems to the new platform, which will facilitate access and provide greater efficiency.

The Grey Bruce Imaging Network - which includes Grey Bruce Health Services, South Bruce Grey Health Centre and Hanover and District Hospital - conducted an extensive evaluation process that involved 11 suppliers prior to selecting Kodak's Health Group for this large-scale regional implementation.

"Kodak proved that they had both the products and expertise to handle a complex installation that involves multiple patient identification numbers and interfaces to our patient care systems," Rob Croft, Corporate Director of Systems Integration and Projects, Grey Bruce Health Services. "Kodak also delivered a centralized software platform to manage medical images and information across our entire imaging network. This capability is going to streamline image transfer processes, which frees up our staff to respond to increased demand for clinical services."

The Grey Bruce Imaging Network also purchased more than a dozen KODAK DIRECTVIEW Computed Radiography Systems for digital image capture as part of its transformation to digital imaging and information management systems.

Kodak's CARESTREAM Enterprise Information Management (EIM) provides access to medical images and other information distributed across multiple sites, storage platforms and architectures associated with clinical and back office systems. This solution equips healthcare providers to add new storage technologies or devices at any time and achieves efficiencies through central management of all storage systems using a single database. This platform employs storage plans that conduct automatic, intelligent lifecycle management based upon user instructions that are specific to each type of data or imaging study.

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 www.kodak.com/go/health.

Kodak, DirectView and Carestream are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.
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