Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:32
ATLANTA – Carestream Health has received the National Quality and Excellence Award from the Israeli government for its outstanding achievements and continuous improvement in the area of computed radiography (CR).
This award—honoring the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin—is the most prestigious award of its kind in Israel, and recognizes Israeli organizations for excellence and a commitment to quality. The competitive application process and evaluation is sponsored by the Prime Minister's Office and managed by the Ministry of Industry & Trade, the National Institute of Standards and the Israeli Society for Quality.
The Israeli National Quality and Excellence Award is based on U.S. Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award established by the U.S. Congress and is awarded annually by the President of the Unites States. Carestream applied for the Israeli award at the beginning of 2011 and went through a long evaluation process by an independent board of examiners in seven critical areas:
· Strategic planning
· Customer focus
· Measurement, analysis and knowledge management
· Workforce focus
· Process management; and
The National Quality and Excellence Award recognizes the achievements of Carestream's Israeli organization that is responsible for designing and developing the company's line of tabletop CR systems that enable medical professionals to acquire patient X-ray images digitally. Israel has created an environment that has helped nurture many successful healthcare and technology companies, including Carestream's Yokneam team which continues to produce outstanding technology and market-leading medical imaging innovations.
Carestream manufactures its CR systems in multiple locations worldwide and supplies these high-quality CR systems for use in clinics, imaging centers and specialty markets such as orthopedics, veterinary and dentistry. These proven CR units are some of the most versatile and flexible compact digital X-ray systems available.
For more information on Carestream's medical imaging and healthcare IT solutions please visit www.carestream.com.
About Carestream Dental LLC
Carestream Dental LLC, the exclusive manufacturer of KODAK Dental Systems, provides industry-leading imaging, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call (800) 944-6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.
About Carestream Health, Inc.
Carestream Health, Inc., is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions as well as molecular imaging systems for the life science research and drug discovery/development market segments, and X-ray film and digital X-ray products for the non-destructive testing market. For more information about the company's broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact a Carestream Health representative at (888) 777-2072 or visit www.carestreamhealth.com.