MORTSEL, Belgium, October 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- Transition to Agfa HealthCare's Enterprise Imaging platform made easy with new migration tools, resulting in minimal downtime
- Intelligent image management and workflow rules answer advanced VNA and archive management challenges.
- Live streaming and virtual conferences enable real-time collaboration of different players in patient's care.
- Multispecialty imaging is extended into ophthalmology and dental imaging workflows.
- Business Intelligence reports help boost efficiency for the value-based care enterprise.
Agfa HealthCare announces today that it is releasing a new version of its Enterprise Imaging platform. Customer-driven enhancements include academic, multi-site, radiology and additional specialty workflows for medical imaging. The Enterprise Imaging platform has already been adopted by hospitals worldwide, and has been recognized as the Number 1 Enterprise Imaging solution in the November 2015 report "Trends in Medical Imaging Technology" *.
Cooperation across departments, specialties and sites
The platform also has additional modules that can support the extensive demands of research and teaching programs. For example, the latest version of Agfa HealthCare's Enterprise Imaging for Radiology enables virtual conferences via a browser using the universal XERO viewer, further enhancing seamless collaboration between radiologists and clinicians. In addition, Video Management, powered by Orpheus, enables remote viewing of live cases in the operating room and real-time audio and video consultation. Surgical videos, endoscopies and supported multimedia can all be live-streamed.
More informed diagnosis, treatment and education
Advanced workflow capabilities and intelligent rules have been embedded in the VNA, helping healthcare organizations address their archiving needs. Images can be prefetched and prior studies quickly retrieved, enhancing the information available to radiologists and clinicians. The new multisite capability enables patient images to be retrieved from multiple hospitals using a single query.
The reach of Enterprise Imaging has been extended into two new, medical image-heavy specialties: dentistry and ophthalmology. Dental and ophthalmology specialists can view their studies in their familiar sequence, while study-specific, automatic hanging protocols save time and improve efficiency.
Greater efficiency for value-based care
Enterprise Imaging Business Intelligence makes a wealth of information accessible through reports and tools that provide historical, current and predictive views of operations. Enhanced Business Intelligence with analytics and management reports boosts efficiency in today's value-based care world.
"With this latest Enterprise Imaging release, Agfa HealthCare confirms its focus on delivering a highly integrated platform to improve the management and sharing of images across the healthcare enterprise," explains James Jay, Vice President of Imaging IT solutions of Agfa HealthCare.
*Agfa HealthCare has been identified as the Number 1 Enterprise Imaging solution based on an industry survey of over 500 healthcare providers in a report published by peer60 in November 2015 called "Trends in Medical Imaging Technology" reflecting the views of provider leadership teams including chiefs of radiology, imaging directors, PACS administrators, IT managers, executives, and others
About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, present in one hospital out of two, is a leading provider of eHealth & Digital Imaging solutions. Care organizations in over 100 countries rely on Agfa HealthCare to optimize their efficiency and improve patient care.
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