Belgium’s Az Groeninge Hospital has selected Agfa HealthCare to replace its existing third-party picture archiving and communication system (PACS) with the company’s Impax RIS/PACS/reporting solution.
Under the agreement, Agfa HealthCare will provide all hardware and manage both hardware and software. The agreement includes Impax, clinical applications, ICIS View, ICIS VNA and Impax BI.
According to Agfa HealthCare, the integrated solution will unify images, data and reporting workflows across all imaging departments and beyond.
Impax is a fully integrated RIS/PACS workflow solution for data management and reporting. Agfa HealthCare will also upgrade the existing IMPAX radiology information system to the latest version.
ICIS View enables enhanced viewing, sharing and integration across platforms, with all images from all sources accessible on a single browser-based viewer, while ICIS VNA allows integrated archiving of multi-facility, multi-departmental and multi-specialty imaging data.
An advanced business intelligence platform, Impax BI facilitates healthcare managers and care providers to compile, organise and manage clinical, quality, financial and administrative data.
Az Groeninge medical imaging head Dr Olivier Vanovermeire said that the hospital is convinced to extend its relationship with Agfa HealthCare, not only due to the quality of its solutions, but especially to the strength and availability of its service and support.
"Agfa HealthCare is a company with a solid structure and proven expertise in medical imaging and it is a reliable partner in our market, which is important for the future," Dr Vanovermeire said.
Affiliated with the KU Leuven Hospital network, Az Groeninge is the result of a merger of four hospitals in Kortrijk and has more than 1,000 beds.
Image: IMPAX RIS/PACS solution. Photo courtesy of Agfa-Gevaert Group.