• Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging addresses core elements of the HIMSS Value STEPS: Satisfaction, Treatment/Clinical, Electronic Secure Data, Patient Engagement & Population Management, Savings;
• Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging meets the challenges of today’s enterprise-wide economic and quality care imperatives by empowering hospitals with a unified platform approach that helps to reduce cost, complexity, and the need for multiple integrations;
• Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging is designed to optimize the EHR to support strategic initiatives such as building a cost-effective clinical network.
(HIMSS16, Booth #2647) With the introduction of its innovative, convergence approach to Enterprise Imaging, Agfa HealthCare is dedicated to improving the delivery of care by empowering physicians to make informed decisions, while simultaneously supporting strategic initiatives for population health management, value-based care, and risk sharing. These tenets closely align with the HIMSS Health IT Value STEPS, which Agfa HealthCare believes should be a cornerstone for health IT ventures and which Agfa HealthCare will be highlighting during HIMSS16 as an important guide for meeting the challenges of today’s enterprise-wide economic and quality care imperatives.
The HIMSS Value STEPS, a component of the HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, is an optimization framework that is intended to provide an easily understood vocabulary for stakeholders to utilize when formulating value strategies. The STEPS™ model is built around five categories:
• Electronic Secure Data
• Patient Engagement & Population Management
In line with the HIMSS Value STEPS, Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging (agfahealthcare.com) is designed to offer hospitals and networks a long-term, value-based solution that aligns with their EHR strategy by enabling multiple service lines, for instance, Cardiology, Radiology, Ophthalmology, and Gastroenterology, to manage and collaborate image information within the same consolidated platform. Developed as a care-centric, standards-based workflow platform, Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging is designed in modular services to anticipate the needs of today’s dynamic healthcare systems: from department image acquisition workflows through interoperability of disparate systems, to clinical decision drivers and patient experience enhancement. As a result, Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging furthers cross-enterprise collaboration and enables hospital groups, Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs), and public/private health information exchanges (HIEs) to create and efficiently share unified patient records containing both images and textual information within the EHR.
“The HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, and the HIMSS STEPS in particular, have become a key measure by which providers assess the benefits of health IT technologies because the model addresses the core opportunities for improving healthcare delivery overall, from clinical advantages to data security, patient engagement, and cost savings,” stated Frank Pecaitis, Senior Vice President of Sales, North America, Agfa HealthCare. “We are already seeing growing demand for Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging’s single platform which is designed to support integrated care and deliver immediate value through a unified technology that reduces cost and complexity through the consolidation of imaging systems. Doing so, Enterprise Imaging has been shown to enable clinical collaboration, enhance decision making, and improve productivity in the pursuit of optimal patient outcomes. We believe these advantages closely align with the HIMSS STEPS and look forward to discussing with attendees at HIMSS16.”
Contact: Miriam Ladin - Marketing Communications Director - North America
T:+1 401-604-2203 / F:+1 401-596-8562 - E: miriam.ladin[.]agfa.com.