Finnish healthcare network chooses Agfa radiology and PACS system
Mortsel, Belgium. Finnish healthcare IT company Medi-IT Oy has chosen a
RIS/PACS (radiology information system/picture archiving and communication
system) solution from Agfa HealthCare Business Group for the KAAPO
project in South Eastern Finland. The KAAPO (South-Karelia hospital district
and Kymenlaakso hospital district area) project aims to create an
integrated regional healthcare network to serve the 300,000 inhabitants of
two districts. This is the first time that a RIS/PACS solution will be
shared between district hospitals in Finland.
Under the agreement, the Agfa HealthCare Business Group will deliver a
single RIS/PACS solution. Agfa will install its QPlanner and QDoc RIS
modules and its IMPAX ES and WEB1000 solutions. The project currently
involves hospitals and healthcare centres in 14 municipalities, with the
total number of annual radiology examinations amounting to 210,000.
Medi-IT Oy is a Finnish healthcare IT company dedicated to providing IT
and EPR (electronic patient record) services to the social and healthcare
sectors in Finland. It is owned by the Kymenlaakso and South Karelia
hospitals and is responsible for network security and services at the
Kymenlaakso and South Karelia hospital districts.
The KAAPO project will provide local referring doctors with all
radiological information (including images) on their patients, once the
consent of the patient has been obtained. A regional radiology operational
model has been developed, combining a single RIS and PACS approach with a
regional archiving concept. The main goal of the project is to introduce the
same healthcare information and EPR system to nine healthcare centres, two
hospital districts and one occupational healthcare centre across South
The KAAPO works closely together with the HUS (the hospital district of
Helsinki and Uusimaa in southern Finland) university hospital region; the
decision to partner with Agfa on the KAAPO project is an extension of Agfa's
current role in the HUSpacs project, one of Europe's largest PACS projects.