Agfa HealthCare, a provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions, has installed Impax 6.4 Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in London. The solution allows departments outside of radiology, and even offsite locations, to access key data and images.
The tight integration between the existing Agfa HealthCare RIS (Radiology Information System) and Impax enables physicians and specialists to view reports at a single workstation, without the need to switch between applications. This not only provides a common user interface for staff radiologists from all over Londonwork at the hospital but also optimises the performance of the site’s existing hardware and technical infrastructure.
By using a single sign-on, macro templates and context sharing, Impax reporting helps to decrease turnaround times, eliminate transcription costs and vastly improves the delivery of patient care, whilst reducing waiting times.
Impax 6.4 also provides individual users with an intuitive wizard that efficiently organises automated tasks so that users’ ‘to do’ lists remain current, allowing professionals to work the way they wish. Alongside the new PACS and RIS, the Hospital’s solution also includes Voice Recognition software within the Radiology Department, which has streamlined reporting procedures, and enabled clinicians around the hospital to readily access reports of a patient’s entire radiology history via their PC’s.
Hans Vandewyngaerde, vice president of Europe at Agfa HealthCare, said: “We are proud to have been selected by such a facility in the UK. The new Impax software we have installed at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth has been specially designed with the customer in mind.
“And, due to the commercial licensing model, this can be tailored to any hospital’s individual bespoke needs, creating great value and return on investment. We look forward to an engaging and positive relationship with the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth.”