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Agfa HealthCare Addresses Pandemic Issues of Image Management at HIMSS17
Implicit Risks in Security and Patient Care are core topics of special educational session

MORTSEL, Belgium, February 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Imaging IT system fragmentation risks suboptimal patient care and system vulnerability in most healthcare organizations
  • Hospitals have to protect themselves, their network, all digital devices and most importantly, their patients from unassociated information

Agfa HealthCare announces today it will host a Lunch and Learn session at HIMSS17 (@HIMSS17) on Tuesday, February 21 from 1:00 and 2:00 pm in Room 203C. The session will focus on the pandemic issues of image management and the risks in security and patient care. Industry leader Ross Koppel, Ph.D., FACMI, University of Pennsylvania will present findings with Cheryl Petersilge, M.D., medical director of Integrated Content and Enterprise Imaging at Cleveland Clinic; Ann O'Brien, M.S.N, R.N., national director of Clinical Informatics at Kaiser Permanente, and Kim Garriott, principal consultant at Logicalis participating in a panel discussion.

Security in healthcare is one of the hot topics at this year's HIMSS as healthcare organizations' vulnerability has advanced to the top of many industry executives' to-do lists. Fragmentation of imaging systems is found in most healthcare organizations, and it makes them vulnerable both clinically and operationally. Healthcare providers recognize that data security is of vital importance to their business.

"Security is not just protecting the data - it is a patient care issue. As hospitals and health systems add imaging technologies they increase potential exposure to risk of security breach aside from impairing optimal patient care. They must protect themselves, their networks, their devices and - importantly - their patients," says Frank Pecaitis, Senior Vice President, Sales at Agfa HealthCare North America. "With this Lunch and Learn session at HIMSS, we want to bring awareness to these issues by reviewing the findings of a research study and conducting a panel discussion with leading industry experts. This is a deliberate effort to demonstrate Agfa HealthCare's commitment to the industry by creating a culture of security and improving the delivery of patient care while continually aligning our technology investments to that end."

To reserve your place at this Lunch & Learn session click here.

To discuss Agfa HealthCare's enterprise imaging technology at HIMSS17, please visit Booth #1761.

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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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SOURCE Agfa HealthCare