Agfa signs RIS/PACS deal with Swedish region

Agfa HealthCare has signed a framework agreement with Västra Götalandsregionen in Sweden for a contract covering a RIS/PACS for the region's 18 hospitals.

Based on the agreement, a number of subsequent orders will be placed, with the first for Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, the main hospital in the region and the largest hospital in Northern Europe.

The agreement lays out standard terms under which the hospitals within Västra Götalandsregionen can implement Agfa's Enterprise Imaging for radiology at their own pace. The company and the region are now defining the scope of the initial order for Sahlgrenska University Hospital, which has a total of 120 departments, 2,000 beds, and 16,000 employees.

With a total population of close to 1.7 million, Västra Götalandsregionen is one of the largest Swedish healthcare regions, covering about 24,000 km2.

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