In many countries, the COVID-19 outbreak requires the collaboration and image sharing across hospitals, hospital networks and geographical regions.
Some hospitals are centralizing triage of patients and depending on the case severity patients are sent for admission to different hospitals. Others are looking to balance the bed capacity and load with hospitals inside or outside their network.
With this growing need to collaborate across hospitals and geographical regions, timely and convenient sharing and transfer of imaging data is a must.
- In the United Kingdom we are supporting customers balancing the COVID-19 load by connecting different sites, using the XERO Exchange technology.
They can view, share DICOM images and reports stored within the Enterprise Imaging for Radiology solutions. Based on hospital request, patient history can be shared as well.
- In the Netherlands a nationally deployed COVID-19 portal solution has been introduced. Here we are supporting our customers in making DICOM images easily and efficiently available for other hospitals. This way, after triage, all the patient’s imaging information is shared securely with the receiving care team, so they can prepare to treat the patient quickly upon arrival.
For more information on this set-up and other COVID-19 specific configurations, access the #StrongerTogether webpage or reach out to your local Agfa HealthCare support contact person.
(*) Please know that depending on your region and current installation, some use cases may not be applicable to you. Please check with your local Agfa HealthCare contact person.