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Agfa HealthCare improves scheduling for Canadian healthcare market with launch of iPlan


Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, today announces the Canadian launch of its Internet-based enterprise scheduling and planning solution, iPlan, at the e-Health Conference 2007 (Québec City, Québec, Canada from Sunday, May 27th to Wednesday, May 30th). The solution enables hospitals and clinics of all sizes to increase productivity by more efficiently managing appointments and multiple resources in real-time. In fact, with Agfa HealthCare’s iPlan, a trained staff member can schedule an appointment up to 50 per cent faster, helping to deliver more timely patient care.

Healthcare delivery is increasingly complex, and with a growing focus on reducing wait times, the demand for productivity and efficiency has never been greater. Designed to quickly and easily manage appointments within a department or across an entire Local Health Integrated Network (LIHN), iPlan enables healthcare providers to allocate resources more efficiently and to dramatically reduce administration overhead. iPlan also integrates with most existing scheduling solutions, which allows users to leverage previous technology investments.

Based on extensive customer usability studies and innovative software development technologies, Agfa HealthCare’s iPlan scheduling solution has an extremely simple and intuitive user interface, requires minimal training, and is highly configurable to accommodate different workflows according to user or medical specialty. Additionally, the standards-based iPlan extends connectivity with IHE-compliant systems (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) such as Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and Electronic Patient Records (EPR), to facilitate the seamless exchange of patient demographic data, orders, appointments and related information. This supplies users with relevant patient information, such as possible allergic reactions and necessary medical precautions.

“As a testament to Agfa HealthCare’s commitment to help customers embrace and extend previous investments, iPlan is the perfect complement to any existing healthcare IT or clinical solution,” said Michael Green, President and CEO, Agfa HealthCare in Canada. “By making the right information available at the right time, to the right person, Agfa HealthCare’s iPlan enables greater productivity, reduced administration costs, better delivery of care and shorter wait times for patients.”


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