At ECR 2023, Agfa HealthCare showcases how the Enterprise Imaging platform creates an optimal work experience for radiologists: ‘That’s life in flow.’

2023-01-30T09:57:05+01:00January 30th, 2023|Enterprise Imaging Platform, Events & Exhibitions|

With new Enterprise Imaging functionalities and smarter workflows, distractions melt away, enabling clinicians to meet increasing workload with greater productivity whilst releasing them to do what’s most important: patient diagnosis and treatment.

Discuss with us how to find your flow, at Agfa HealthCare booth #207 – Expo X2, ECR 2023, Vienna, Austria, 1- 4 March 2023. Schedule an appointment.

“That’s life in flow

With the right solutions, technology feels like an extension of the radiologists’ thought processes, simultaneously enhancing efficiency and professional satisfaction. At ECR 2023, Agfa HealthCare will share how innovations in Enterprise Imaging 8.2 – the latest release of the platform – support radiologists to stay productive, focused, and at the top of their craft.

“Radiologists today are facing dual pressure points: the constant demand to improve efficiency plus ever-increasing amounts of incoming information, thanks in part to advancing medical innovations. We are empowering radiologists with tools and workflows that enable them to cut through the noise so they can stay focused on patient care and making accurate diagnoses – while supporting their own wellbeing. That’s life in flow,” says Roberto Anello, Regional President Northern Europe for Agfa HealthCare.

“Keeping clinicians in their flow has been the constant focus for Enterprise Imaging development and innovations. Behind every new feature we asked a common question: how does this simplify radiologists’ lives and help them address specific challenges? Our goal is to maximize radiology efficiency and optimize flow by supporting confident decision-making, seamless integration, customizable workflows and cross-team collaboration,” says Andrea Polticchia, Regional President Southern Europe, for Agfa HealthCare.

The success of this approach can be seen in industry recognition such as being named to the Leaders Category in the IDC MarketScape: European Enterprise Medical Imaging 2022 Vendor Assessment. IDC specifies “Consider Agfa HealthCare when you’re a midsize or large healthcare provider that needs to create a collaborative and intelligence-enabled work environment to improve workforce experience and workflow optimization.” Furthermore, IDC MarketScape recognized Agfa HealthCare for industry expertise, analytics capabilities (RUBEE® for AI) and integration engine.

New Enterprise Imaging solutions that optimize the radiologist’s experience

At the Agfa HealthCare booth #207 in Expo Hall X2, visitors to ECR 2023 can connect with our specialists and discover how new features, workflows and modules in Enterprise Imaging let clinicians focus on what’s most important: helping people.

  • Shared Reading Workflow: empowers radiologists to be more collaborative and consultative by balancing their workloads, synchronizing their task lists, and optimizing their time management with intelligent distribution of diagnostic reporting tasks across the hospital network, across independent Enterprise Imaging clusters.
  • XERO® Workflow for Clinicians: enriches clinical activities by putting images and reports at the clinician’s fingertips in a way that matches their specific workflow needs. Allows them to monitor the status of requested exams enabled with a fully web-based application. Clinicians have the right information to make decisions more quickly, and to meet timely patient-care requirements.
  • Precision Reporting: enables consistency and structured communication of reports between radiologists and clinicians to enhance patient-care decision making, with innovative structured reporting. Radiologists can use pre-defined report templates based on ACR BI-RADS® and ACR PI-RADS®, as well as the new OB-GYN module for fetal reporting and data system.
  • Teach and Research: enhances diagnostic confidence with the easy creation and curation of reference exams for teaching and research. Facilitates scientific research, clinical trials or collaboration with AI vendors.
  • Multimedia Gateway: connects images and videos from departments with non-standardized image and video sources, such as videos from surgery or dermatology photos, to the Enterprise Imaging ecosystem and thus enriches the patient’s imaging history.
  • RUBEE® for AI: adapts the flow of augmented intelligence in radiologists’ favor for triage, workflow orchestration, advanced visualization, smart hanging protocols and precision reporting, with seamlessly embedded, carefully selected and curated AI packages: Breast AI & Breast AI Analysis, CT Lung AI, Chest X-Ray AI Visualization, and Chest AI Analysis*[1].
  • Molecular Imaging: makes it easier for radiologists and their colleagues throughout the hospital to follow up on patient care for oncology and other pathologies. With embedded PET, SPECT, CT and MR hybrid imaging and fusion tools, as well as easy access to all other imaging studies, clinicians have a fast and streamlined workflow in a unified reporting environment.

Benefits across the enterprise

  • XERO® Portal: Referring physicians receive results more quickly after the exam, enabling treatment to get started faster and helping to avoid retakes. Patients become more involved in their own care with easy access to their medical imaging history.
  • Cloud Services: Agfa HealthCare’s modular approach to cloud enables hospitals and healthcare networks to increase their image storage and viewing, data security, scalability and accessibility, while controlling costs.Long-term Agfa HealthCare customer HeiligHart hospital in Lier, Belgium, has decided to transform to Enterprise Imaging in the public cloud, including Enterprise Imaging for Radiology, a hospital-wide VNA, and the XERO Universal Viewer. The hospital made this choice to solve its current image management challenges, while preparing for future possibilities, such as augmented intelligence.
  • Cardiology: Across specialties (Ultrasound, Cathlab & EP, ECG, Nuclear Cardiology, CT & MR) and modalities, Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology improves the cardiologist’s work experience, by offering web-based image viewing and access, powerful advanced analysis applications, structured reporting, flexible workflows and collaboration tools – all in ONE single workspace.

Next steps and innovations

At ECR 2023, radiologists can find out how Agfa HealthCare continues to work on innovative solutions to enhance the radiologist’s workflow and value, with works-in-progress such as:

  • Actionable Findings: Radiologists can notify colleagues of critical and actionable findings more easily, and track the notification status, from within their Enterprise Imaging desktop.
  • Streaming Client for Radiologists: Unleashes diagnostic reporting of Radiology images for wide-area networks with Agfa HealthCare’s new streaming technology in a fully web-based environment. This enables true remote reading with lightspeed access to images.
  • Lesion Tracking: This module will assist the radiologist in reporting lesions in a structured way and will allow to track lesion trending over time.

Discuss with us how to find your flow, at Agfa HealthCare booth #207 – Expo X2, ECR 2023, Vienna, Austria, 1- 4 March 2023. Schedule an appointment.

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[1] Breast AI is powered by ScreenPoint Medical BV Transpara®, Breast AI Analysis is powered by Lunit Inc. LUNIT INSIGHT® MMG®, CT Lung AI is powered by Riverain Technologies & LLC ClearRead™ CT, Chest X-Ray AI Visualization is powered by the Riverain Technologies & LLC ClearRead™ Xray platform, and Chest AI Analysis packages is powered by Lunit Inc. LUNIT INSIGHT® CXR.

About Agfa HealthCare

Agfa HealthCare is transforming the role of medical imaging into a high-impact, data driven enterprise-wide information flow – supporting health professionals across the globe with secure and scalable imaging data management.  The company’s mission is to provide the solutions and guiding experience to help clients improve productivity, manage resource allocation, mitigate complexity and redundant technologies, while providing clinical confidence with readily available patient-centric information.

The company’s preeminent product, the Enterprise Imaging Platform, creates an Imaging Health Record™, or IHR, to align with and fulfill a health system’s EHR/digital transformation strategy.  The IHR provides an unobstructed flow of patient imaging information to help care providers achieve their clinical, operational, and business strategies.

Agfa HealthCare is a division of the Agfa-Gevaert Group which is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium and traded on Euronext Brussels (AGFB).
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Agfa and the Agfa rhombus are trademarks of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Belgium or its affiliates.  RUBEE and XERO are trademarks of Agfa Healthcare N.V. or its affiliates. All rights reserved. ACR BI-RADS and ACR PI-RADS are registered trademarks of The American College of Radiology. Transpara is a registered trademark of ScreenPoint Medical BV. LUNIT INSIGHT is a registered trademark of Lunit Inc. ClearRead is a registered trademark of Riverain Technologies, LLC.  All information contained herein is intended for guidance purposes only, and characteristics of the products and services described in this publication can be changed at any time without notice. Products and services may not be available for your local area. Please contact your local sales representative for availability information. Agfa HealthCare diligently strives to provide as accurate information as possible but shall not be responsible for any typographical error.

 

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