Agfa HealthCare awarded new contract with Premier for
Agfa HealthCare named a contracted supplier of Enterprise Image
Management Solutions and Services for Premier's more than 1,500
RSNA (South Hall A # 4106) / Chicago, USA - November 25, 2007 - 10:00
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
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
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