Despite Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Children’s Minnesota Hospital and Agfa HealthCare seamlessly consolidated the Level 1 trauma center’s cardiovascular IT systems into the Enterprise Imaging Platform in April. From contract signing to remotely supported Go-Live, the project was completed in just five months.
Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States—with two hospitals, 12 primary care clinics, six rehab and nine specialty care sites. They are the only health system and Level I trauma center in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children from before birth through young adulthood.
The project kicked-off, onsite, just 30 days after contract signature. Following a detailed internal planning session, Agfa presented the customer with a project timeline and never veered from those dates. Five months later, the customer went live on the Enterprise Imaging Platform, consolidating both of their IMPAX® CV systems, with 100% of their legacy studies migrated to the Enterprise Imaging core.
Among the unique challenges of the project were the escalating concerns regarding Coronavirus, which forced a change in approach as Children’s implemented a policy restricting on-site vendor engagement. As a testimony to their sense of ownership, confidence with the product, and the trust the project team cultivated through the customer-enablement implementation methodology, Children’s was adamant that the Go-Live proceed as a planned. And so it did! With 100% remote support from Agfa HealthCare, they went live with Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology, on April 14, 2020!
This project represents several important ‘’firsts’’:
- The first IMPAX® CV migration to the most current version of Enterprise Imaging
- The first Enterprise Imaging Go-Live to be supported 100% remotely!
- The first implementation of Agfa’s new Cardiac Pediatric Reporting solution.
Congratulations to the well-organized and committed teams that delivered care continuity, collaboration, and workflow benefits to the clinicians at Children’s Minnesota during these challenging times!