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Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions, announces today that it has expanded its technical integration of IMPAX 6 radiology Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) in Canada with industry-leading workflow, quality improvement, and communications solutions from peerVue, a provider of healthcare quality and communication software solutions.
Agfa HealthCare Canada will join Agfa HealthCare in the United States in becoming a reseller for peerVue's qiVue, a workflow, quality and communication solution, and caseVue, a teaching file and content management solution, enabling Agfa HealthCare to offer qiVue and caseVue to its IMPAX customers. The integrated Agfa HealthCare/peerVue solution allows radiology departments to meet increased regulatory and quality challenges while providing an easy-to-use, tightly-integrated workflow. The functionality includes critical results reporting, peer review, emergency department discrepancy management, technologist quality control, and teaching files.
"Teaming with peerVue supports our strategy of providing customers with the tools and the technology they need to improve the delivery of patient care and efficiency," said Michael Green, Vice President of Agfa HealthCare North America. "It allows them to comply more easily with recent changes in accreditation requirements, using a streamlined workflow. This single-vendor integrated solution helps meet customer needs to support best practices while reducing complexity."
Both qiVue and caseVue are integrated into IMPAX workflow, providing physicians with single sign-on access to peerVue's web-based applications directly from the IMPAX desktop and allowing them to launch their DICOM viewer from peerVue's application. This allows radiologists to be more efficient through simple point-and-click reporting of study discrepancies and other quality- and communication-related activities directly from the IMPAX desktop.
"Agfa HealthCare and peerVue started their relationship in the US in 2009 and in 2010 we have expanded this to Canada, recognizing the growing need of healthcare providers in that market to have tools and technologies that make it easier to track, report, and notify referring communities and regulatory bodies of critical results and quality related events," said Kyle Lawton, president and CEO of peerVue Inc., "We're excited that Agfa HealthCare will be offering qiVue and caseVue to its growing customer base."
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,755 million euro in 2009.
About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. The company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990's.Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2009 were 1,178 million Euro. For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit www.agfahealthcare.com (http://www.agfahealthcare.com) .
About peerVue, Inc. - As the industry leader, peerVue is redefining the market with workflow and communication solutions that enable healthcare organizations to improve patient care and safety, while reducing risk and simplifying process. North American Offices in Sarasota, FL (USA) 877.572.9505 www.peervue.com (http://www.peervue.com) .
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