Agfa HealthCare showcases its Academy e-learning offering at RSNA 2007

Product-related e-learning packages educate users at their own pace

  • Press release
  • RSNA (South Hall A # 4106) / Chicago, USA
  • November 25, 2007 10:00

Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, announces today that it is launching two new product-related e-learning courses that will be showcased at RSNA 2007 in Chicago (USA) from November 25th until 30th. At its booth the company is revealing these e-learning courses, covering Agfa HealthCare’s latest PACS solution IMPAX™ 6, and an introduction to IPlan™, its leading hospital scheduling system. The interactive e-learning packages allow training for users of Agfa HealthCare solutions at their own pace, whenever it suits them best. They also serve as an interactive online reference tool for future use, to support ongoing education.

Agfa HealthCare's IMPAX 6 fully animated e-learning course introduces the general concepts and various functionalities of IMPAX 6, Agfa HealthCare's robust application for imaging based planning, interpretation and results distribution. It is particularly suitable for all healthcare professionals who are enterprise users, or users of previous IMPAX version who have recently migrated to IMPAX 6. It is also used as an introductory training for all advanced users of IMPAX 6, such as radiologists.

The fully animated interactive IPlan e-learning course will help users to get started with the IPlan scheduling solution, which allows hospital staff and referring physicians to make and view appointments. It covers all the main areas of the solution, as well as its associated general functionalities.

Agfa HealthCare has been providing its customers with basic and advanced e-training courses for its products and solutions since 2004. These courses offer hospitals and healthcare facilities the opportunity to optimally use the company's solutions, promoting an efficient implementation and use by all relevant staff members. All courses are offered online and are hosted either on Agfa HealthCare's secure servers or run on the healthcare facility's own network.

Agfa HealthCare's e-learning courses are developed by its e-learning specialists and are supported by product management and application specialists. The Academy is part of an innovative program which aims to facilitate the daily work of thousands of Agfa HealthCare customers around the world. At this moment the courses are available in English, but various other languages will be offered in the near future.

"The Academy of Agfa HealthCare is dedicated to helping the company's customers improve the way they work with our leading solutions, by providing them with the necessary insight, training and information, to the benefit of patients and clinicians alike," states Stefaan van Hooydonk, Head of the Agfa HealthCare Academy. "The feedback from customers who have seen and used our e-learning programs is unanimously positive. The animation, interactivity and ease of use of the packages have been well received and we are excited to be able to offer these services to our new customers."

Agfa HealthCare kindly invites you to visit its booth at RSNA 2007 (South Building - Hall A - Booth # 4106) to discover its solutions and Works in Progress.

Stefaan van Hooydonk
Head of Agfa Academy
Septestraat 27
2640 Mortsel, Belgium
tel:+32 (3) 444 73 50

Frederique Depraetere
Head of Global Marketing Communications BDIT
Septestraat 27
2640 Mortsel - Belgium
tel:+32 (0)3 444 80 06
fax:+32 (0)3 444 72 85

Miriam Ladin
Marketing Communications Director - North America
One Crosswind Road
RI 02891 Westerly, Rhode Island (USA)
tel:+1 (0)401 604 22 03
fax:+1 (0)401 596 85 62

Johan Jacobs
Corporate Press Relations Manager
Septestraat 27
2640 Mortsel - Belgium
tel:+32 (0)3 444 80 15
fax:+32 (0)3 444 50 05