2 weeks ago we proudly shared the media release of the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative in the UK. The new image sharing technology enables the connected hospitals, which collectively cover a patient population of over 3 million, to diagnose patients quicker. The news of the go live was greatly received, especially during this COVID-19 crisis when collaboration across quarantine lines is crucial. We’re very pleased to share some extracts.
Health Management: New Image Sharing Technology Transforms Radiology Services Across Yorkshire
The XERO Exchange Network, a new image sharing technology from Agfa HealthCare’s Enterprise Imaging solution has been launched by the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative, a collaboration of hospital trusts that collectively covers a population of over three million patients.
Some of the key benefits of the XERO Exchange Network include:
- Fast, secure and reliable transfer between hospitals without the need for CDs or DVDs
- Easy for staff to use
- Quicker diagnosis for patients
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Healthcare IT News: COVID-19: How the UK’s regional health tech cluster is responding
In the recent techUK webinar, ‘COVID-19: How Yorkshire’s health tech cluster is responding’, local experts discussed how digital health tools benefited the ease and speed of the region’s pandemic response.
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Digitalhealth: Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative (YIC) accelerated the implementation of the software to support hospitals in the face of Covid-19.
“Not only will the image sharing software reduce the time patients spend in hospital, it will allow for a quicker diagnosis and relieve pressures on radiology services across the region during this period of increased demand,” a spokesperson for the collaborative said.
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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership: Radiology services across Yorkshire transformed by new image sharing technology
Clinical Lead for the Yorkshire Imaging Collaborative, Daniel Fascia, said: “This new technology will transform the way hospitals deliver radiology services to patients for the better. Not only will the image sharing software reduce the time patients spend in hospital, it will allow for a quicker diagnosis and relieve pressures on radiology services across the region during this period of increased demand.”
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Building Better Healthcare: Agfa Healthcare solution enables accessing of patient images and reports across several trusts
With demand on departments only increasing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new technology – the Xero Exchange Network – enables the connected hospitals, which collectively cover a patient population of over three million, to diagnose patients who are transferred between sites at a much quicker rate than was previously possible.
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