Leave no image behind
Medical imaging is a key enabler of top-notch care, giving physicians an effective tool for diagnosing patient illness and monitoring treatment. A comprehensive patient electronic health record (EHR) must include a complete longitudinal medical imaging record that goes beyond conventional radiology and cardiology images, incorporating medical images and related data from the wide array of departments, such as surgery, endoscopy, ophthalmology, pediatrics, pathology, dermatology, and many others.
We are committed to making it possible for clinicians throughout multi-department, multisite organizations to access these medical images and data easily. To achieve this and leverage medical imaging data for maximum clinical and business benefits, Agfa HealthCare works with healthcare organizations around the globe to develop the comprehensive enterprise imaging strategy that is right for them.
An imaging strategy defines both the clinical role, such as improving patient care and health outcomes, and the business role, such as streamlining operations and maximizing insurance reimbursements, of medical imaging across the enterprise. It also identifies the underlying architecture, technology infrastructure, and workflows required for medical imaging to successfully fulfill these roles.
Solutions to achieve this goal:
ICIS (Imaging Clinical Information System) services platform
An enterprise clinical IT platform for providing a comprehensive view of multimedia patient imaging records.
IMPAX Data Center
A medical imaging repository that allows healthcare facilities to efficiently manage and share clinical imaging information.
XERO Technology Viewer
A zero-download, Internet browser-based medical imaging viewer developed to provide ubiquitous access to imaging information by clinicians anywhere, any time.
A solution to support radiation exposure tracking per study, for individual patients and to collect radiation dose information to help measure the use of radiation dose from medical imaging exams
"With Agfa HealthCare's Vendor Neutral Archive solution we rise above the PACS vendor lock-in constraints and can start sharing data with other hospitals to coordinate care."
Pascal Van Nispen, Information Advisor, Canisius-Wilhelmina Ziekenhuis, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
"Given today what we know, and where we are, looking back - would we have taken a different path? My opinion is no, we did the right thing, we are with the right vendor, they have come through for us when we needed them to."
Pat Ryan, General Manager, HDIRS, Ontario, Canada
"In this type of venture, a good strong relationship and commitment from the vendor is critically important in order to overcome challenges and continue to make progress."
David Macdonald, Director of Operations, HDIRS, Ontario, Canada
"If an enterprise truly wants a comprehensive imaging program, it is imperative to have an overarching strategic group that looks at imaging at the enterprise level, and not just at the department level."
Louis Lannum, Director of Enterprise Imaging, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA