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Amiri Hospital, a general hospital located in Kuwait City, Kuwait, has upgraded its existing Agfa HealthCare IMPAX Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and Radiology Information System (RIS) in all radiology areas of the hospital.

The latest version also provides the capability to view results in the clinical departments of the hospital.

The hospital has upgraded the imaging workflow in the main radiology department, the emergency department, the MRI and the gastroenterology unit, which are located on different floors or in different buildings of the hospital site.

The newest upgrade includes 21 diagnostic workstations for hospital radiologists, and 40 RIS stations for use by all staff, including radiologists, technicians and reception staff.

The hospital also plans to extend the solution to cover areas including ICU and CCU in the near future.

Al Amiri Hospital head PACS administrator Saud Al-Saif said the hospital has seen a dramatic change for its clinical imaging.

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“The system has proven its effectiveness and reliability in handling the high workload of our radiology department, and thereby helps us to improve patient care,” Al-Saif added.

According to Agfa, the upgraded IMPAX RIS/PACS has already had an impact on the hospital’s radiology workflow.

“The system has proven its effectiveness and reliability in handling the high workload of our radiology department, and thereby helps us to improve patient care.”

Apart from covering multi-site radiology workflow, the new system has resulted in tangible efficiency improvements in patient waiting times.

In 2003, Amiri Hospital was reportedly one of the first hospitals in the Middle East region to install an IMPAX RIS/PACS solution.

Agfa HealthCare Gulf/AfPak sales manager Said Al Halaby said the company is very proud of the impressive results following the implementation of the upgraded IMPAX RIS/PACS.

“We are pleased to be extending our long-term cooperation with this important hospital and to have successfully upgraded the solution together with our trusted Kuwaiti partner Yiaco Medical,” Al Halaby added.

Amiri Hospital is a ten-floor general hospital in Kuwait that serves an estimated 400,000 patients per year.

Image: IMPAX RIS/PACS solution. Photo courtesy of Agfa-Gevaert Group.