At IFO, in Rome, Italy, Enterprise Imaging supports the multidisciplinary needs of the oncology hospital and research center, while enhancing the productivity of the radiology service.
As a renowned scientific institute for research, hospitalization and care (IRCCS), Istituti Fisioterapici Ospitalieri (IFO) in Rome, Italy, is committed to supporting patients and staff with the most up-to-date technology.
The hospital regularly sources new software and medical equipment, and in June 2020 went live with with Agfa HealthCare’s Enterprise Imaging solution. With the converged platform, the hospital has increased productivity in radiology, while strengthening its multidisciplinary approach by offering fast, secure and easy image access for specialists
“We needed an image management solution that could integrate with the advanced technology used for our research, but that would also help us to increase efficiency and productivity.”
Dr Antonello Vidiri, Chief Radiologist
Teamwork overcomes the challenges of Covid-19
Installation of IFO’s Enterprise Imaging solution began in December 2019. But early in 2020, the implementation faced an unexpected hurdle when the Covid-19 crisis hit Italy. Despite the challenges, the project was completed with little delay with most of the training, including for the specialties, done remotely, using Microsoft Teams.
“We also have a very good relationship with Agfa HealthCare and meet periodically with them to discuss the status and achievements, as well as future developments. So while COVID-19 made the situation more difficult for everyone involved, by working together strongly as a team we were able to successfully complete the project. We are very satisfied.”
Giuseppe Navanteri, IT and Clinical Engineering Manager
Read the full customer case to learn more, including:
- How the Enterprise Imaging Platform has upgraded the radiologists’ PACS functions and helped to improve efficiency and productivity.
- How by integrating the Business Intelligence solution, IFO has developed a plan for the next year that will help decrease examination times and further increase productivity by 10%.