NIH to deploy RIS from Carestream

By Mike Miliard
10:45 AM

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a contract to Rochester, N.Y.-based Carestream Health for its radiology information system (RIS) technology.

The CARESTREAM Vue RIS aims to improve the management of medical images by streamlining and automating a process that begins with a physician's order for an imaging exam, includes reading by a radiologist, and distributes a report with the diagnosis to clinicians and referring physicians.

[See also: NIH grant aims to boost image sharing.]

The Vue RIS makes a patient's radiology report accessible to authorized clinicians from any location, Carestream officials note, and is one of the first standalone RIS platforms to satisfy Stage 1 meaningful use requirements and to be certified as an EMR module by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) for hospitals and outpatient imaging centers.

[See also: Carestream Health donates digital X-ray printer.]

NIH is an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, and is the primary agency responsible for biomedical and health-related research aimed at preventing, detecting, diagnosing and treating disease and disability. Its biomedical research institution, which includes 27 separate institutes, centers and offices, is the largest in the world.