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Mortsel, Belgium, 2013/06/20 - Integrates IMPAX CV with existing IMPAX PACS, benefiting from seamless integration, ease-of-access for physicians, and reliable support - Agfa.com. AGFAt.BR
- Hospital notes ease-of-deployment and integration of IMPAX CV with existing IMPAX PACS from Agfa HealthCare;
- Cross reference of radiology and cardiology exams by specialists enhances patient care;
- Reliable service and support from a single vendor.
Agfa HealthCare announces today that West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyoming has successfully deployed IMPAX CV, and integrated it with its existing IMPAX PACS. With the expanded line-up of Agfa HealthCare health IT systems, the hospital is experiencing both clinical and IT benefits ranging from limited physician training and more efficient clinical workflow, to ease of deployment and system maintenance.
Providing advanced system functionality
A longtime Agfa HealthCare customer, West Park Hospital elected to expand its relationship with the company and integrate the IMPAX CV solution providing physicians with more convenient access to patient images and information within the cardiology department. As West Park Hospital looks to build its cardiology program regionally, providing advanced system functionality with high quality reporting capabilities and ease-of-access to priors and other imaging exams is key.
"We've used Agfa HealthCare's IMPAX PACS for eight years, with three successful upgrades during that timeframe. It was an easy choice to go with Agfa HealthCare for our IMPAX CV solution," said Carrie Sheffield, R.T. ®, CIIP, PACS Administrator at West Park Hospital. "Not only do I benefit from the ease of connectivity and the reliability and dependability of the Agfa HealthCare service team, but the hospital is in a stronger position to recruit top staff and ultimately provide higher quality care."
Innovative features and on-site service
IMPAX CV delivers innovative features, including advanced image management functionalities, structured reporting and secure enterprise-wide access to diagnostic data.
"The clinical benefits of IMPAX CV to any facility are numerous, but when integrated with IMPAX PACS, a site like West Park Hospital truly wins," explained Charles Wickens, Global General Manager, Cardiovascular IT, Agfa HealthCare. "The staff tends to work in tandem, so if the cardiologist is not on site, the radiologists can rely on easy access and a solid preliminary read with high quality images, without having to leave his or her current workstation and head to another department."
Other benefits of the integrated IMPAX CV and IMPAX PACS include limited staff training and one image archive to manage and support from a single vendor. Additionally, quality service was heavily considered in West Park Hospital's selection of IMPAX CV. Being in a relatively remote location, knowing that Agfa HealthCare's support staff can log into West Park's systems remotely, making system fixes in a timely fashion or quickly schedule on-site service as necessary, was key.
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