Agfa delivers digital imaging systems to Basque Healthcare Service
25 March 2009
Agfa HealthCare has successfully delivered the first phase of of a
contract to supply imaging systems at several of the Basque Healthcare
Service's 28-site Osakidetza facilities in Spain, including a go-live of
its centralised radiology information system (RIS) across the facility's
Agfa HealthCare was awarded the contract in late 2007 to install its
IMPAX 6 picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), a
centralised RIS, 59 computed radiography systems and 52 diagnostic
imaging printers across five Hospitals and 23 primary care centres in
the Basque Country, northern Spain.
The contract also foresees the delivery of 19 full leg full spine
imaging systems and an IMPAX PACS providing advanced clinical
applications and integration with speech recognition systems. The
Service's existing third-party and hospital information systems will be
interfaced with the new system to provide a fully integrated workflow.
Osakidetza, an organisation belonging to the Basque Healthcare
Department of the Basque Government manages 18 hospitals, over 300
primary care centres, employs around 5300 healthcare professionals of a
staff of 25000, and covers a population over 2 million. It is the
region's leading care provider.
The new imaging systems will support the Basque country's ambitions
to fully digitise the region to enable all primary care centres and
hospitals to share radiology information. This includes the availability
of information and reports to general practitioners. A central RIS
solution will unify all patient information across the entire network.
The solutions will serve over 150 radiologists and 2000 clinicians.
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