Dr Kuldeep Kumar Chalasani, MD, Pramodini Imaging and Diagnostics, Vijaywada, in an interaction with Express Healthcare talks about the benefits of Carestream’s MPS
When did you install MPS at your organisation?
We adopted Carestream’s Managed Print Solutions (MPS) in October 2015, about six months back.
What prompted you to go for MPS?
The mechanism for ordering films has become much easier. Earlier, we had to mandatorily order a fresh supply every month with most film companies. Now, we need not place an order for films every month. Besides, the Carestream printer that goes with the system is very compact, about half the size of the earlier printers. Also, the response from the service team is very swift.
How is your experience with MPS?
Now all that headache and uncertainty is gone, we are able to maintain an optimum stock of films in tune with our consumption and do not have to worry about a stock-out. Since the MPS is a web-based system, it keeps track of the consumption levels on a daily basis, and when the stock reaches below a pre-determined trigger, an order is automatically placed with Carestream. I then receive an email notification as to when the new stock would reach my institution. The billing and payments are also automatic and a huge administrative responsibility is taken off our hands.
How has the new system helped your organisation?
The ordering, billing and payment are all automatic. It saves time for the management, enables us to avoid allocating one extra person for this work. Besides, we are now dealing directly with the company and therefore we can plan our operations better.