Agfa HealthCare recently signed an agreement with an additional academic medical center that will build its imaging management strategy on Agfa’s Enterprise Imaging platform. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) will implement a comprehensive suite of software solutions from Agfa’s Enterprise Imaging platform, allowing the health system to consolidate medical images, hardware and storage, and enable clinicians to share access and visualize imaging data, no matter where they physically practice medicine. This functionality helps create an image-enhanced patient record that supports clinician decision-making, and sets the stage to better quality and value-based healthcare.
UMMC sought to upgrade and enhance a variety of medical imaging applications and functions across its five hospitals and related physician practices. After carefully researching product offerings and interoperability capabilities, UMMC determined that Agfa’s Enterprise Imaging platform would become the foundation for an imaging strategy that not merely captures images, but makes those images a true organizational asset.
Most importantly, Agfa’s solutions enable images to be securely made available across a geographically disparate health system. Point-of-care images are available in real-time, which is a significant benefit for a busy Trauma I hospital such as UMMC. Agfa’s Enterprise Imaging modular approach is attractive to health systems such as UMMC, as it allows for readily deployed enhancements in the future as required by the organization’s multi-specialty needs and strategy, targeted at specific clinical use cases and deployed at the hospital’s own pace.
The Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging platform creates a comprehensive imaging ecosystem that enables images, from anywhere, to be available to all involved caregivers across the care continuum. For example, the Agfa HealthCare platform can make TAVR and echocardiograph imaging swiftly available across the enterprise. Not only does this support the fast-paced work of the trauma center, but it also supports the needs of the hospital’s transplant program.