Agfa lands 1st U.K. enterprise imaging deal

Agfa HealthCare is in the process of installing its first Enterprise Imaging (EI) platform in the U.K. at the City Hospitals Sunderland National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust.

Agfa began deployment in January of its EI vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and Xero viewer technology, which will be used to support capture, storage, exchange, and access to medical images automatically through the electronic patient record, according to the vendor. After radiology and cardiology image data are added, 11 other imaging departments will be incorporated into the EI platform, Agfa said.

Under the terms of the new seven-year deal signed in December 2014, Agfa is also upgrading the trust's existing Agfa PACS, which had been installed in 2007. The plan is to utilize the latest version of Agfa's Impax PACS software.

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