HealthManagement, Volume 7 - Issue 2, 2012 HIT


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One of the first medical imaging data archiving  and sharing projects in France using  CARESTREAM Vue Cloud PACS and  Vue Cloud Archive is now operational.  Data is hosted at the Roanne Numeri-  Parc secure data centre (ISO27001 certified)  in the Loire Region (south-east of  France), and built around the Axione highspeed  telecommunications network.  

The Saint Etienne University Hospital  led the group coordination of this ambitious  territorial PACS project, which  involved all major economic, political,  technical and health players of the Loire.  The group aims to share the purchase of  services and equipment, enabling medical  image archiving, communication and  diagnostic services to meet the needs of  group members and aid cooperation between  institutions and their partners. The  group chose Cloud-based services for  the project instead of capital investment  as these services enhance productivity  and patient care and the fee-per-study  structure provides a predictable TCO.  

One of the project’s initial partners,  the Mutualité Française Loire SSAM,  is among the first to benefit from this  initiative. Institutional stakeholders  were also actively involved, including  the Conseil Général de la Loire, the  Adel42, the Grand Roanne Agglomeration  and the Rhône-Alpes Regional  Health Authority (ARS).  

"At Carestream we provide the application  software, hardware and all  required services for the provision of  various services offered to end customers,"  said Ludovic d’Apréa, Manager of  Carestream in the France-Belgium-Luxembourg  Region. "We also support marketing  the service to end customers who  may choose to optimise the use of bandwidth  purchased from Axione, depending  on their requirements. Carestream  is proud to participate in this innovative  project which gives us the opportunity to  demonstrate our technology and expertise  in the strategic area of archiving, exchange  and sharing of clinical data across  health regions”. 

Carestream’s family of cloud services  includes Vue Cloud PACS, Vue Cloud Archive,  and Vue Cloud Community, which  offers image exchange and access portals.  Carestream Health is a proven cloud  services provider that manages 30 million  studies (1 petabyte of data) in 10 different  clouds worldwide.  

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One of the first medical imaging data archiving and sharing projects in France using CARESTREAM Vue Cloud PACS and Vue Cloud Archive is now operational...

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