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At RSNA 2016, Agfa HealthCare Innovation Aligns Clinical and Business Advantages with Radiology's Value-based Care Models

Agfa HealthCare
Posted on: 26 Sep 16

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MORTSEL, Belgium and GREENVILLE, South Carolina, September 26, 2016

MORTSEL, Belgium and GREENVILLE, South Carolina, September 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Maximising diagnostic usefulness for value-based patient care
  • Advanced Radiology features support clinical confidence across the enterprise
  • MUSICA goes Dynamic

At RSNA 2016, Agfa HealthCare continues to enhance the value of visual information - maximizing its diagnostic usefulness for value-based patient care. The company's commitment to strengthen radiology's role in patient care is realized across its 2017 portfolio, from dynamic imaging powered by award-winning MUSICA® image processing to one converged Enterprise Imaging platform and its specialized departmental workflow and image management services.

In support of RSNA 2016's theme, "Beyond Imaging," Agfa HealthCare celebrates "Care You Can See" - demonstrating the company's commitment to enhancing quality care throughout the imaging chain that is visible to anyone in the healthcare community.

Care You Can See facilitates communication and collaboration for patient care 

Agfa's Enterprise Imaging platform enhances clinical collaboration, and its foundation supports the role of the radiologist. Enterprise Imaging for Radiology combines a broad diagnostic workflow spectrum, task based workflow engine, and collaborative features to help improve communication and handoff between each of the different users involved in the diagnostic imaging process. Radiologist-curated capabilities such as accurate protocoling, automatic exception detection, fully integrated advanced image processing, re-defined hanging protocols, and rich native teaching files are a few of the innovative productivity features designed for consistent, predictable, and efficient study management.

Agfa HealthCare will demonstrate how to securely consolidate and exchange medical images, non-DICOM unstructured multimedia information, and paper documents to strengthen satisfaction among clinicians, referrers, and patients.  The converged platform is attractive to health systems, as it allows for more enhancements in the future as required by the needs and strategy of the users, targeted at specific clinical use cases and deployed at the hospital's own pace.

"Medical images are assets of the healthcare organization and need to be valued as such," says James Jay, Global VP Imaging IT Solutions, Agfa HealthCare. "With our theme of 'Care You Can See,' we focus Agfa's long proven commitment to radiology to maximize the value of medical images with an interoperable clinical exchange ecosystem.  Our Enterprise Imaging solution fosters collaboration, enabling images, from anywhere, to be available to all involved caregivers across the care continuum."

To further support the company's message, Agfa HealthCare will sponsor a corporate symposium Tuesday, November 29, 3:00-4:30 PM entitled, Advancing the Emerging Role of Radiologist asEnterprise Imaging Leader:  Expertise, Collaboration, and Patient Safety.

Care You Can See means every image counts 

In 2016, Agfa HealthCare received Frost & Sullivan's North American Product Leadership Award for Digital Radiography, highlighting the strong comprehensive performance of its DR portfolio. The gold-standard MUSICA image processing software offers excellent image quality, while supporting care providers' goals of delivering the lowest patient radiation dose reasonably achievable and a smooth and efficient workflow, which results in greater productivity. For the first time at RSNA 2016, Agfa HealthCare will demonstrate the power of MUSICA image processing on dynamic imaging*.

"For decades, radiologists have appreciated the consistency and excellent contrast details provided by MUSICA image processing in general radiography", says Louis Kuitenbrouwer, Vice President Imaging at Agfa HealthCare. "But our customers were asking for this quality in moving images as well.  We are very proud to present MUSICA for dynamic imaging at RSNA 2016.  This will provide everything the radiologist needs: fully automatic, very easy to use image processing that gets maximum information from an image, whether it's still or moving."

Fast Forward to DR allows flexible, affordable technology upgrades 

Agfa HealthCare's Fast Forward to DR program helps providers upgrade their imaging equipment at an affordable cost, often with no capital expense. The flexible program allows healthcare organizations to leverage their existing imaging investments, resulting in higher quality images, the potential for lower radiation dosages when cesium (CsI) based detectors are used, increased productivity, and a smooth, more efficient workflow. Fast Forward to DR includes step-by-step, individualized return on investment guidance from Agfa's team of specialists to help the health system get the most from Agfa's high quality digital radiography.

Discover more about how Agfa HealthCare can help radiologists accelerate their journey as leaders of value-based care by visiting us at RSNA 2016, November 27-December 2, Chicago, IL, USA, Booth #3336.

          * Dynamic Imaging is not currently available in the US and Canada.

About Agfa HealthCare  

Agfa HealthCare, present in one hospital out of two, is a leading provider of eHealth & Digital Imaging solutions. Care organizations in over 100 countries rely on Agfa HealthCare to optimize their efficiency and improve patient care.

Miriam Ladin
Director, Marketing Communications, Americas
T +1-401-604-2203

SOURCE Agfa HealthCare

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Last updated on: 26/09/2016

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