Agfa HealthCare presents its vision of the Electronic Patient Record to enhance cardiac patient care
Agfa HealthCare announces today that, with its integrated approach to cardiology information management, it continues to intensify its efforts to meet and exceed the expectations of cardiac care customers. The global healthcare solutions company applies its vision of pervasive access to complete and timely patient information across the enterprise, to its growing family of products. “Healthcare providers are seeking ways to improve the quality of care while improving workflow efficiencies. The combination of patient-centric focus and IT know-how provides tangible benefits for users and patients,” said Mike LaChance, Vice President, Agfa HealthCare Global Cardiovascular Solutions. “Our commitment to delivering a balanced hospital enterprise technology solution meets the diverse, but specific, requirements of cardiologists, administrators, and IT professionals.”
Agfa HealthCare’s mission of becoming a total solution provider in the healthcare IT space was recently recognized by global growth consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan. The 2007 Frost & Sullivan Award for North American Medical Informatics Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year was awarded to Agfa HealthCare earlier this year.
In a recent industry report, Agfa HealthCare cardiology customers expressed 100 percent confidence that Agfa HealthCare is well-positioned to lead the industry in the future. The report cites performance indicators, including “Future Outlook,” in which confidence in product and talent was captured. “The synergy created by the acquisition of Heartlab, Inc. by Agfa HealthCare is becoming realized,” said Lisa Nelson, Director, Product Management, Agfa HealthCare Cardiovascular Solutions. “Our vendor-neutral cardiovascular PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and CVIS solutions (Cardiovascular Information System) are designed to support healthcare organizations implementing integrated data management strategies.”
The Agfa HealthCare Cardiovascular solution includes cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, and ECG (Electrocardiogram) data management, to create a single integrated cardiovascular information system. The product suite provides fast, robust, and secure access to critical cardiology information. Built to satisfy the most demanding clinical workflow, Agfa HealthCare’s Cardiovascular solution delivers innovative features, including multimodality cardiovascular image review, tightly integrated structured results management, and vendor-neutral ECG management.
Agfa HealthCare’s integrated approach extends information across departments to improve patient care. “Agfa HealthCare is facilitating the integration of patient information across the enterprise, said LaChance. ”We bring cardiology and radiology together"
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