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Agfa HealthCare launches two new financing options for PACS users


Austin, Texas (SCAR Booth #115), April 27, 2006, Agfa HealthCare announces two new significant and beneficial flexible financing programs. In addition to the existing Four-Point Guarantee™ program, these programs are designed to assist customers that require financial flexibility for system upgrades, new products, digital transitions and more.

IMPAX OnLine is an acquisition plan that transfers the financial responsibility of PACS ownership from a healthcare facility to Agfa HealthCare through a pay-per-exam subscription service. Agfa HealthCare assumes responsibility for all server and storage hardware and guarantees the PACS configuration. All images are stored for the life of the contract on spinning disc for rapid access with an additional copy off-site for disaster recovery.

Pinnacle is a financial solution program that updates a healthcare facility’s current PACS technology, frees up capital dollars and creates a predictable operational model to refresh existing hardware and software. Under this program, Agfa buys back an existing PACS and uses the transaction to maximize a facility’s needs-including the use of IMPAX 6.0, the latest version of Agfa’s PACS technology.

The Four-Point Guarantee is a program that enables healthcare facilities to fully enter the digital world with little financial risk by eliminating prohibitive costs, resolving IT issues, and working closely with users. Agfa HealthCare eases the transition from an analog to a digital imaging environment by guaranteeing the reduction of quantifiable analog imaging supply costs. The four points of the guarantee include operational, clinical, technical and financial commitments.

The programs are industry-leading examples of Agfa HealthCare’s commitment to the healthcare marketplace. By providing these valuable tools, Agfa HealthCare can help healthcare facilities become more technologically advanced.

“We are excited to announce our flexible finance options at SCAR,” said Lenny Reznik, Director of Enterprise Imaging and Information, Agfa HealthCare, Americas. “This show has evolved to embrace all aspects of mainstream radiology, which gives us the opportunity to speak with many radiology departments of all sizes so that we can help them afford the technology they need to provide the best patient care possible.”

“With Agfa HealthCare, our customers never have hidden costs, and these flexible financing programs are no exception,” said Reznik. “All in all, what customers know and come to expect from Agfa is that we have a technological solution and a financial solution for almost every PACS and digital imaging need they may have.”

IMPAX 6.0, the sixth generation of Agfa’s leading PACS solution, is a robust, web-deployable application for image-based planning, interpretation and results distribution. Integrated with Agfa’s IMPAX RIS (Radiology Information System) and TalkStation™ voice recognition reporting, it enables healthcare facilities to optimize clinical and IT efficiencies with a single workflow-based system.

More information on Agfa’s IMPAX OnLine, Pinnacle, and the Four-Point Guarantee is available from Agfa representatives at Agfa’s SCAR exhibit.


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