Business, information technology

Salzburg hospital migrates 600,000 patient data files to Agfa's Orbis

17 September 2007

Agfa HealthCare has announced that it has successfully installed its Orbis hospital information system (HIS) together with its Impax picture archiving and communications system (PACS) in the Salzburger Landeskliniken (SALK) in Austria.

The Salzburger Landeskliniken is the main hospital group in the Salzburg region, counting over half a million ambulatory visits each year, and employing 4,900 staff members.

The new systems serve 350 organizational units within the facility, including hospital wards, outpatient units, operating theatres, and specialist departments. In total 600,000 patient records and findings have been successfully and securely migrated to the new solution.

In two departments alone — Discharge Report Compilation and Diagnostic Evaluation — the introduction of ORBIS has led to a reduction of the number of standard forms from 650 to 50.

Following a Europe-wide call for bids, the Salzburger Landeskliniken opted for an Agfa HealthCare end-to-end IT-solution at the beginning of 2006. The multi-stage introductory process, devised by the so-called SALKIS project team together with Agfa HealthCare, provides for the integration of all key functional units, including the laboratories and numerous subsystems. It also provides for the transition to digital documentation updating over the next two years. The basic availability of all pivotal functions has already been assured in the implementation stage which has now been completed.

As part of the large-scale project, a number of medical imaging workstations and imaging systems have been integrated into the Agfa HealthCare HIS. Training courses were provided for all relevant members of hospital personnel. Each day, the SALK ORBIS system processes a data volume of 30GB.

 SALK Managing Director Dr. Max Laimböck said, "With the introduction of the new hospital information Ssystem, the SALK has passed a major milestone on the road to establishing itself as a state-of-the-art, process-oriented healthcare organisation."

Marcus Theis, the HIS/PACS Project Manager added: "A project of this magnitude represents an immense challenge for all the parties involved. We are extremely grateful for the excellent collaboration with our personnel in the various hospital departments as well as with our partners at Agfa HealthCare."

Andrea Fiumicelli, Executive Vice President Agfa HealthCare, commented: "We would like to congratulate the SALK team and our own personnel on the excellent, on-time realisation of this large and challenging project."

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