Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL) signs agreement with Agfa HealthCare for the installation of ORBIS Care

Leading HIS/CIS solution to replace paper-based workflow

  • Press release
  • Mortsel, Belgium
  • September 07, 2010 16:00

Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions, announces today that it has signed an agreement with the Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL - Eastern Limburg Hospital Group) for the installation of its ORBIS Care solution at all of its three sites. ORBIS Care is Agfa HealthCare’s leading nursing management system, providing workflow solutions for, amongst others, nursing documentation, planning of nursing activities and automatically deriving nursing scores (VG-MZG). ORBIS Care will replace ZOL’s current paper-based workflow. Moreover, ORBIS Care is fully integrated in Agfa HealthCare’’s Electronic Medical Record including prescription solutions for medication, lab tests and radiology exams.

The Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg (ZOL) is a dynamic regional three-site hospital facility serving the eastern area of the Limburg province in Belgium. It was established in 1995 when five care facilities fused to form a regional care center. ZOL counts 814 beds and employs over 2500 staff members and 200 doctors. Besides its regional function, ZOL also provides a number of specialized medical services, including heart surgery and neuro surgery facilities and expertise and a fertility center, amongst others.

"After being given an extensive demonstration on the system's capabilities, it was clear that ORBIS was the solution of choice for ZOL." States Bart Claes, ICT Manager, Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg. "We look forward to replacing our existing and rather complex paper-based order system with an efficient, streamlined and effective solution that will benefit both staff, clinicians and patients by enabling us to work more quickly, efficiently and effectively".

Agfa HealthCare's ORBIS Hospital/Clinical Information System enhances the quality of patient care and provides fast and complete availability of patients' histories, including all images and data. Accurate real-time patient data and histories will be available to authorized nursing, technical and medical staff, allowing for quicker and more efficient diagnoses and treatments.

Agfa HealthCare's ORBIS solution is currently installed in over 800 care facilities in Germany, France and Belgium, counting over 500,000 daily users.

"The installation of ORBIS at ZOL is an important milestone in the roll-out of one of Europe's leading HIS/CIS solutions," states Koen Van Damme, Business Unit Manager ORBIS, Agfa HealthCare, "Our proven solution is currently being used by over half a million medical specialists and care providers and is the basis for enabling hospitals to integrate their information flows, align work processes and boost overall efficiencies. We look forward to a fruitful co-operation with ZOL Genk today and in the future".

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