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Agfa HealthCare signs IMPAX® Cardiovascular agreement with Antwerp University Hospital


New solution to meet hospital’s increasing diagnostic imaging needs and workflow improvement requirements

Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical and diagnostic imaging solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract for the delivery and installation of its IMPAX® Cardiovascular solution at the Antwerp University Hospital. The contract will provide enterprise-wide access to cardiology patient records to meet the high volume diagnostic needs of the department and includes an eight year service, maintenance and licensing agreement. The University Hospital Antwerp, in Belgium, counts 38 specialized medical services and treats nearly 200,000 patients per year. The hospital has 2500 employees.

Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX Cardiovascular is designed to meet the image review and reporting needs of cardiologists on a platform that supports departmental and enterprise workflow. Employing a platform that supports both departmental and enterprise workflow, the IMPAX Cardiovascular solution provides image acquisition, display, reporting, storage and distribution management from multiple cardiovascular imaging modalities. From any cardiovascular review station, users can access images, data and reports for point of care delivery in a unified and efficient workflow.

“We selected the IMPAX Cardiovascular solution from Agfa HealthCare for its ability to easily integrate with our existing multi-vendor, multimodality solutions, as well as the ability of the team to meet both our technical and clinical requirements,” states Professor Vrints, Head of Cardiology, Antwerp University Hospital. “We look forward to a fruitful and long-term relationship with Agfa HealthCare. I am confident that IMPAX Cardiovascular will enable us to meet our ever increasing diagnostic imaging needs and workflow improvement goals”.

Other decisive arguments which lead to the Antwerp University Hospital selecting Agfa HealthCare’s leading solution were the availability of its specialized clinical applications as well as the system’s user-friendly interface. The hospital also appreciated the solution’s ability to rapidly implement new cardiovascular parameters. A site visit to St. Jan’s Hospital in Brugge confirmed the solution’s capabilities, as well as Agfa HealthCare’s strong project-based approach to implementing new solutions.

“We are proud to have been selected by the Antwerp University Hospital”, states Georgios Spitadakis, Global Business Manager for Imaging Informatics. “The hospital maintains high standards and expects its vendors to meet those actively, and on a continuous basis. We look forward to a successful co-operation with the University Hospital in the coming years.”


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