Agfa HealthCare awarded new contract with Premier for RIS/PACS/Reporting solutions

Agfa HealthCare named a contracted supplier of Enterprise Image Management Solutions and Services for Premier's more than 1,500 member hospitals RSNA (South Hall A # 4106) / Chicago, USA - November 25, 2007 - 10:00 a.m. CST Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, announces today that it has been awarded a new, three-year, multi-source contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier Inc., to provide Enterprise Image Management Solutions (EIMS) and services to the alliance's more than 1,500 member hospitals and 49,000 other healthcare sites. The clinical foundation of Agfa HealthCare's EIMS is its IMPAX(TM) Data Center, which provides multi-media storage and distribution to clinicians, supporting the continuity of patient care. IMPAX RIS (Radiology Information System), PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) and reporting solutions - covering radiology, cardiology, mammography and orthopaedic clinical departments - will also be available to members under this contract. Agfa HealthCare's EIMS is a highly integrated enterprise infrastructure that allows each professional within the healthcare enterprise to work according to his or her own requirements, simultaneously sharing information and maintaining a seamless workflow between clinical departments. Agfa HealthCare was awarded this new EIMS contract following Premier's comprehensive product and contract evaluation process, which is based on decisions made by Premier's Imaging Committee, made up of radiologists and other key Premier member representatives. Effective January 1, 2008, this new contract is the latest in Agfa HealthCare's ongoing relationship with Premier and its member facilities, which spans back to 1995. Agfa HealthCare works in a consultative relationship with its customers in order to help them achieve seamless integration and connectivity across the enterprise. The company's success is based on its unique combination of diagnostic imaging and hospital information system experience that allows for a fully integrated image-enabled electronic medical record. Agfa HealthCare kindly invites you to visit its booth at RSNA 2007 (South Building - Hall A - Booth # 4106) to discover its solutions and Works in Progress. About the Agfa-Gevaert Group The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading imaging and information technology companies. The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare) and film related products and specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). The Agfa-Gevaert Group has its headquarters in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,401 million Euro in 2006. About Agfa HealthCare Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and image management solutions, and state-of-the-art systems for capturing, processing and printing images in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The company has over a century of experience in diagnostic imaging and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990's. Agfa HealthCare today employs 5,700 staff members, with sales offices and representatives in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2006 were 1,452 million Euro, accounting for 43% of total group sales. For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit About Premier Inc. Serving 1,700 hospitals and more than 49,000 other healthcare sites, Premier is the largest healthcare alliance in the United States dedicated to improving patient outcomes while safely reducing the cost of care. Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, Premier operates one of the nation's largest healthcare purchasing networks, the most comprehensive repository of hospital clinical and financial information and one of the largest policy-holder owned, hospital professional liability risk-retention groups in healthcare. Headquartered in San Diego, Premier has offices in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, and Washington. For more information on Premier Inc., please visit Agfa and the Agfa rhombus are trademarks of Agfa-Gevaert N.V. Belgium or its affiliates. IMPAX is a trademark of Agfa HealthCare N.V. Belgium or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 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