Agfa HealthCare expands client base with over 150 net new healthcare IT customers in the first 8 months of 2010

Agfa HealthCare, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions, announces today that it has signed over 150 agreements for its leading healthcare IT solutions during the first 8 months of the year.

Systems sold include the company’s leading Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) called IMPAX, and its associated Radiology Information System (RIS) and Nuclear Information System (NIS), IMPAX Cardiovascular, IMPAX Data Center, which manages diagnostic image access and distribution across the enterprise, as well as ORBIS, Agfa HealthCare’s Hospital and Clinical Information System (HIS/CIS).

New customers include a wide range of healthcare providers, from large multi-site facilities and regional care providers, to medium sized facilities and imaging centers. In North America nearly 40 new agreements were sealed, including with both the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital in Ontario and the Province of Alberta in Canada. In the United States, the company's IMPAX solutions are being installed at eight Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, as well as the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, a non-profit 1300 bed academic medical center employing 2000 physicians and scientists and counting 4.2 million patient visits per year. Multiple agreements for the company's Cardiology solutions were also signed at around ten hospital sites across the United States.

In Asia-Pacific, Agfa HealthCare has signed no less than nine new agreements for the installation of its IMPAX and associated solutions. Leading sites include the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) and its branches, a 2500 bed facility employing nearly 6000 staff members serving some 2.2 million outpatients per year. In Hong Kong, Agfa HealthCare signed agreements with four leading facilities, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon Hospital, United Christian Hospital and Tseung Kwan O Hospital. Latin America also saw a number of new key customers for its healthcare IT solutions, including the Hospital Mutual de Seguridad in Santiago, Chile and the 25-site FIDI Foundation diagnostic group in Brazil.

In Europe, Agfa HealthCare signed nearly 70 new agreements for the installation of its leading imaging informatics solutions. In Germany, agreements for RIS and PACS solutions were sealed with, amongst others Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, a 600 bed facility, the Klinikum Stuttgart for its four sites, and at the Spital Zimmerberg, Spital Limmattal and Uniklinik Balgrist facilities. Installations in France include those at the Centre Hospitalier Jean Monnet (Epinal) and the Centre Hospitalier de Montargis. In the United Kingdom, agreements included the installation of IMPAX for the Ministry of Defense and at St. Johns & St. Elizabeth hospital in London.

In the Czech Republic an agreement was signed with the University Hospital Brno, while in Poland ten new agreements were signed since January 2010. In France the company has signed up seven new leading care facilities for its ORBIS solution, including the Centre Hospitalier Saint-Joseph et Saint-Luc, a 344 bed facility in Lyon, the Centre Hospitalier of Narbonne, a 518 bed primary care facility and the 500-bed Centre Hospitalier des quatre villes' in Sèvres and Saint-Cloud facilities. In Germany, some 20 new ORBIS customers joined the company's existing customer base for its leading HIS/CIS solution, currently installed in over 900 facilities.

New customers included facilities in Bruchsal, Bad Aibling, Kassel and Osnabrück, as well as the multi-site, 304 bed facility Gesundheitszentrum Fricktal and the Krankenhaus GmbH Alb-Donau-Kreis, counting some 429 beds across its four sites. "While introducing a streamlined organization, Agfa HealthCare has invested in major clinical and infrastructural innovations in IT.", states Volker Wetekam, Executive Vice President in charge of Agfa HealthCare's IT division. "We have spent a significant amount of time understanding our customer needs over the past years, and have worked hard to deliver reliable and performing solutions which meet those needs from a clinical perspective. The success of these actions is reflected in the extensive growth of our customer base, on a global level, and across different care facilities, large and small.

It is that growth which we intend to expand on, as we look into the development of new and innovative solutions, built on our customer's needs, and designed to support their transition to a fully functional IT environment. These solutions will improve workflow, increase efficiencies and enable the effective delivery of patient care."

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