A next-generation departmental imaging platform called Impax Agility, manufactured by Agfa Healthcare (Mortsel, Belgium), is a departmental imaging platform developed to enhance and advance productivity, efficiency, reduce cost, and deliver high quality outcomes.
The novel system reconstructs and merges abilities usually found in a radiology information system (RIS), multidepartment picture archiving and communication system (PACS), voice recognition reporting, and connectivity into only one system.
The system streamlines navigation with a dynamic user interface and native diagnostic tools to support enhanced productivity. A powerful task-based workflow engine helps to make sure that users follow the proper, necessary steps for each procedure and circumstance, from ordering to result distribution. This enables the hospital in meeting regulatory obligations and workflow best practices, in addition to improving clinical communication through mobile applications (apps).
“Agility is much more than a PACS; it is a modern IT [information technology] platform with an innovative approach to consolidate and simplify IT integration efforts, which supports our vision of cost-saving image management across the healthcare continuum,” said vice president and global head of imaging informatics, Agfa HealthCare, James Jay.