Agfa HealthCare demonstrates connectivity of ICIS platform to HIE solutions at HIMSS 2012

Provides image-enabled Health Information Exchange using Agfa HealthCare XERO Technology Viewer embedded in Orion Health HIE

  • Press release
  • Mortsel, Belgium/Greenville, SC
  • February 21, 2012 04:00

- Agfa HealthCare extends reach of Imaging Clinical Information System (ICIS) platform to share complete longitudinal record without boundaries

- New integration supports HIE model, providing complete access to medical imaging record to enhance decision making and care; lower costs

(HIMSS 2012, Booth #4234, Las Vegas, NV) This week during the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting, Agfa HealthCare is demonstrating the integration of its Imaging Clinical Information System (ICIS) platform with Health Information Exchange (HIE) connectivity solutions. With the changing model of healthcare necessitating a great ability for shared medical information, access to complete longitudinal patient record is even more important than ever. Working with Orion Health Inc., a global leader in HIE and healthcare integration solutions, Agfa HealthCare is helping deliver ubiquitous imaging information access without boundaries.

Workflow-centric platform makes imaging data available across the enterprise
Leading the product line-up at HIMSS for Agfa HealthCare is ICIS, the Imaging Clinical Information System, a new class of enterprise imaging management systems that delivers a workflow-centric platform to make imaging data readily available to physicians across the enterprise. This model supports the potential clinical and resource benefits of imaging that are provided by an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Now, by integrating Agfa HealthCare's XERO technology viewer within Orion Health's HIE, Agfa HealthCare further expands the reach of imaging information beyond the confines of the hospital to health systems looking to create HIEs and to ultimately help improve quality and lower operational costs.

Integrating clinical information and medical images
"Our demonstration of the integration of medical images in the Agfa HealthCare ICIS platform with Orion Health HIE will show how we enable caregivers to share the complete longitudinal health information record across communities via the web," explains Lenny J. Reznik, Director, Enterprise Imaging and Information Solutions, Agfa HealthCare U.S. "Healthcare providers are increasingly looking to vendors like Agfa HealthCare and Orion Health to enable them to meet the demanding needs of the healthcare market. The integration of clinical information and medical images that we are delivering, along with the ubiquity of secure access, should be the new norm in healthcare - not the exception."

"Orion Health HIE provides fast and easy access to medical images across wide geographies and health systems in order to meet the information needs of clinical staff and other care providers," said Paul Viskovich, President, Orion Health North America. "The integration of Orion Health HIE with Agfa HealthCare demonstrates just how easy it is to provide medical images inside our clinical and patient portals. This is another example of how our HIE and integration solutions streamline the exchange of healthcare data across the spectrum of care, breaking down previous barriers to information exchange."

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