Agreement to deliver healthcare IT and imaging services to 40-hospital group
RSNA (South Hall A #3339) / Chicago, Illinois- November 29, 2006, Agfa HealthCare announces today that the company has agreed to a multi-million pound deal with the Nuffield Hospital group, a large, private healthcare provider in the UK. The deal calls for the installation Agfa HealthCare’s next-generation PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System), IMPAXTM 6.2™, Agfa’s RIS (Radiology Information System), CR (Computed Radiography) systems and Initiate™ MPI (Master Patient Index). The installation will begin in January 2007, with all 40 hospitals expected to be complete by December 2007.
“Following a comprehensive tender with several UK PACS providers the decision to go with Agfa HealthCare was based on the company’s ability to deliver the project in a tight time-frame and to provide the level of integration required in a complex multi-site organisation,” said Dr. Mohammed Hussein, PACS project manager and technical consultant, Nuffield Hospital group. “With its exceptional support infrastructure and innovative solutions, the Nuffield Hospital group feels that Agfa HealthCare will be able to provide the best long-term partnership to meet our IT requirements for the foreseeable future.”
“We appreciate Nuffield showing their faith in our ability to deploy their comprehensive IT strategy. This is a very large project that is defining their new business strategy moving forward,” said Adrian Stevens, HealthCare director, Agfa HealthCare, Northern Europe.
“We’re truly delighted Nuffield has chosen Agfa HealthCare as their partner to enable them to transition into the fully digital imaging and data-management environment. Agfa HealthCare’s proven track record as a healthcare IT integrator as demonstrated under the NHS IT program was critical to securing this project with Nuffield,” added Grant Witheridge, UK country manager, Agfa HealthCare.
About Nuffield Hospital Group
Nuffield Hospitals was established in 1957 and has been providing high quality healthcare services to local communities ever since.
As a not for profit organisation and a registered charity Nuffield Hospitals does not have shareholders. We reinvest our entire surplus back into improved health services such as improved facilities and services, modern technology and equipment.
Nuffield Hospitals continues to grow our network through acquisitions and investment in extending our services. We currently have 39 hospitals in England and one in Scotland and have expanded our services to include Nuffield Proactive Health and Vanguard Healthcare. For more information, please visit http://www.nuffieldhospitals.org.uk/.
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