Salzburg District Hospitals awards Agfa €7m imaging and IT contract
13 February 2006
Mortsel, Belgium. The Salzburger Landeskliniken (Salzburg District
Hospitals group or SALK) in Austria has awarded a contract to GWI, a
subsidiary of Agfa, to implement its ORBIS hospital-wide information system
and radiology information system (RIS), as well as Agfa's IMPAX PACS system
and computed radiography (CR) equipment.
Under the terms of the €6.7 million (US$8.3m) agreement, SALK's current
system will be replaced by ORBIS at the end of 2006. In addition to the €6.7
million, the contract also includes provision of support and maintenance for
Marko Schmitz, GWI Managing Director of Sales & Marketing, commented:
"The decision by SALK is a further confirmation of the mature and innovative
solution concept of ORBIS and the power of the integration with Agfa. The
extensive functionality offered by ORBIS is the wave of the future in
healthcare management, providing more transparency and organizational
efficiency in all hospital departments."
The system to be implemented at SALK will include the central IT
infrastructure, ORBIS as the hospital information system with an integrated
RIS and IMPAX PACS (picture archiving and communications system). In
association with the SALK IS project group, Agfa is developing a multi-level
introduction process for ORBIS, which foresees the integration of all
essential functional areas, including the laboratory, and an entry to
electronic care documentation.
ORBIS offers quality of patient treatment and fast and complete
availability of patients' histories, including all images and data. Accurate
patient data and histories will be available to nursing, technical and
medical staff at the Salzburg District Hospitals group, allowing for faster
and better diagnoses and treatments.
The group will also be supported by an integrated model for scheduling
outpatient visits, etc, which will significantly reduce waiting time for
The Salzburg District Hospitals provide a comprehensive range of health
services to approximately 650,000 people in the Austrian state of Salzburg
and surrounding regions. With approximately 4,900 employees, SALK is the
biggest employer in the state of Salzburg.