Agfa HealthCare & RealTime Medical sign global agreement to streamline diagnostic imaging workflow
The alliance will help hospitals better manage radiology resources and improve clinical productivity
Mortsel, Belgium – 25 June 2014 – 16:00 CET
·Adding RTM functionality to Agfa HealthCare’s IMPAX solution will enable organizations to manage and balance their radiologists’ workload automatically.
·IMPAX EPS increases the productivity of your radiology department by managing diagnostic reading and reporting workloads ensuring the appropriate radiologist is assigned studies matching their expertise.
·RealTime Medical solutions automate and optimize management of workloads and workflows using context-awareness.
Agfa HealthCare announced that it had signed an agreement with RealTime Medical (RTM) to support the needs of collaborating or consolidated hospitals and imaging networks. RTM is providing its patented, context-aware workflow management functionality, methodologies and algorithms, which will power Agfa HealthCare’s next-generation IMPAX Enterprise Productivity Suite (EPS).
IMPAX EPS, powered by RealTime Medical, is designed to help improve radiology productivity and quality of diagnosis by managing the diagnostic imaging workflow across disparate systems and networks. This includes diagnostic reading and reporting workloads within an organization as well as across distributed picture archiving and communication system (PACS) environments.
The combined Agfa HealthCare and RealTime Medical solution rapidly integrates new hospitals and clinics for faster returns on healthcare infrastructure investments. The solution will also help clients address growing pressure to lower costs and improve reporting quality.
“RTM is a leader in workflow management software solutions,” says James Jay, Global Vice President, Imaging IT Solutions at Agfa HealthCare. “This alliance between our two companies will allow healthcare facilities to optimize their workflow and maximize their resources to enhance their productivity and improve the accuracy of their service.”
“We are delighted to be working with Agfa HealthCare as part of this innovative and forward-thinking initiative,” says Ian Maynard, CEO and co-founder of RealTime Medical. “By combining our own strengths in diagnostic imaging workflows and context-aware workflow management with the flexibility and functionality of IMPAX, we can now offer healthcare enterprises a distinctive solution that addresses many of today’s productivity challenges. Our combined solution will help institutions drive more value from their existing PACS/RIS investments, now and into the future.”
About RealTime Medical
RealTime Medical is a diagnostic imaging workflow innovation company. It develops vendor-neutral, context-aware workflow management software solutions. These solutions organize the reporting services in complex imaging organizations more efficiently and productively. RealTime Medical’s platform, DiaShareTM, improves the quality and accuracy of service delivery to patients. It is the only patented solution of its kind that is applicable to any diagnostic workflow, regardless of specialty.
RealTime Medical also operates the only nationwide, round-the-clock teleradiology service in Canada, using its own context-aware workflow management software.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,865 million euros in 2013.
About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer in the healthcare IT market since the early 1990s. Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develop and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2013 were 1,160 million euros.
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