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At HIMSS19, Agfa HealthCare Demonstrates Care You Can See™ With Its Trusted Health IT Ecosystem That Includes Industry Leading EHR, Enterprise Imaging Platform With Embedded AI* and Integrated Care Strategy, to Help Enable Path Towards Precision Health
Single Enterprise Imaging platform delivers visual intelligence and medical imaging consolidation to expanding sets of care providers worldwide

MORTSEL, Belgium, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

  • A pioneer in digital imaging since the 1990s, Agfa HealthCare has now transformed to focus 100% on health IT.
  • Proven portfolio includes Enterprise Imaging, Integrated Care and Electronic Health Records (EHR) solutions that complement each other to support quality care and informed decision-making for customers around the world.
  • Agfa HealthCare provides an innovative response to siloed care systems, creating a scalable ecosystem as providers move from 'intra' to 'interdisciplinary' care delivery.

Building on 30 years of leading digital health innovation, at HIMSS19 Agfa HealthCare will demonstrate how its full focus on health IT is increasing the satisfaction of customers and the market. Strong and organic growth in Enterprise Imaging, Electronic Health Records and Integrated Care supports the company's goal of guiding its customers around the world to deliver quality care.

Intelligent care  solutions to address modern challenges in an era of precision health

Agfa HealthCare delivers solutions and services to customers, supporting their aspiration to deliver the best interdisciplinary care and intelligent decision-making to the populations they serve. The company continues to innovate, and remains a committed solution provider, teaming with care providers to help enable the delivery of precision healthcare – across departments, sites, regions, networks and more.

Transformation and consolidation in Enterprise Imaging

At HIMSS19, Agfa HealthCare will demonstrate the increasing reach of its Enterprise Imaging solution: a single, secure, scalable, consolidated platform allowing the integration of images and documents into the EHR with a single platform that removes barriers to data sharing. The Enterprise Imaging platform combines services key to multispecialty imaging, departmental IT, picture archiving and communication system (PACS), voice recognition, vendor-neutral archiving (VNA) and a universal viewer to create a synergy of imaging, clinical knowledge and information technology that delivers interdisciplinary visual intelligence.

Agfa HealthCare will offer onsite, cloud and hybrid deployments of the Enterprise Imaging platform. The cloud-based storage offering for Enterprise Imaging will help health systems more efficiently control storage planning, simplify responses to system outages, and support business continuity goals.

Already, Enterprise Imaging platform is enabling image information management for over 400 customers globally. The strong trend towards the increased adoption of Enterprise Imaging supports the transformative goals of healthcare providers to deliver Return on Investment (ROI) across clinical and operational targets. Multiple recent agreements across the globe, demonstrate the trust that customers have in Agfa HealthCare's experience in understanding interdisciplinary workflows, and addressing care provider needs by taking an operational approach to help enable a framework of governance.

"The consolidated Enterprise Imaging platform supports today's model of shared decision-making and value-based care, while meeting enterprise-wide economic and care delivery requirements," comments Luc Thijs President Agfa HealthCare. "It provides common enterprise services, and supports image exchange, mobile image display and acquisition, collaboration between physicians, patient engagement, foreign study management and regional health services. With Enterprise Imaging, we can build for our customers a quality care ecosystem that helps save the care network costs from hardware and license fees, and supports security and risk mitigation considerations, enabling providers to meet goals for patient care and long-term financial planning."

The next frontier in enabling Augmented Intelligence on a best of breed platform

Agfa HealthCare's Enterprise Imaging offering will meet the next frontier in software technology by providing Augmented Intelligence (AI) features.  In this way, the purposely built Enterprise Imaging platform will allow Agfa HealthCare customers to leverage its rules-based workflow engine to enabled intelligent workflows. "The power of native tools, workflow optimization, native and best of breed AI algorithms will support Agfa HealthCare's vision to realize the potential benefits of Augmented Intelligence within the context of workflows and systems that healthcare practitioners operate and interact with. Aggregating and presenting information in a clinically relevant context will be a major step towards precision medicine, with the practitioner becoming the catalyst for informed diagnosis, treatment and follow-up," comments Dr. Anjum Ahmed Global Director Imaging Information Systems Agfa HealthCare.

Market leading EHR provider in Europe

Agfa HealthCare brings its customers an in-depth and broad experience in connecting healthcare disciplines to align solutions with clinical, financial and operational goals. With over 1300 installs of its ORBIS platform, Agfa HealthCare is the undisputed EHR market leader in Europe. And with its Integrated Care platform, the company supports care coordination, patient engagement and access to care information, along the care continuum.

"Platform consolidation unleashes the potential of multi-departmental imaging, while reducing IT infrastructure needs," emphasizes Luc Thijs President Agfa HealthCare. "At HIMSS19, we will demonstrate how we offer an innovative digital health response to cope with hard-to-navigate siloed care systems, by creating an ecosystem that scales up as care providers move from 'intra' to 'interdisciplinary', for multi-level, value-based care in an era of precision health."

Agfa HealthCare's capabilities will be highlighted at the HIMSS19 Annual Conference & Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida,booth #3359.

* Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging embedded AI Applications are currently completing advanced stages of validation and testing. Regional release and availability will be communicated via our local sales offices subject to completion of regulatory and country specific registrations where applicable.

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About Agfa HealthCare

Agfa HealthCare is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions for hospitals and care centers around the world. The business group is a major player on the diagnostic imaging market, providing analog and digital technology, as well as IT solutions to meet the needs of specialized clinicians.

The business group is also a key provider on the healthcare information solutions market, integrating the administrative, financial and clinical workflows of individual hospitals and hospital groups.

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SOURCE Agfa HealthCare