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Agfa HealthCare announces that it has been partnering the Istituto Clinico Prof. Dr. R. De Blasi, in Reggio Calabria, to Fast Forward to direct radiography (DR) by implementing a new, top-of-the-line DX-D 800* and a DX-D 30C Retrofit. Adding these DR solutions will support the clinic to speed up patient service, both decreasing costs and increasing patient throughput.
“These DR solutions will allow us to offer faster speed of service for our patients, with less downtime. So they will face shorter waits and less stress,” explains Dr. Fabrizio Lamberti Castronuovo, owner of the clinic and medical director of the radiology department. “This means not only cost savings for us, but the ability to handle more patients – a good equation for success!
Read the full press release here.
* DX-D 800 not available in the US and Canada.
Hans Vandewyngaerde, COCIR board member and vice president of Agfa Healthcare EMEA, set the scene for the two-day conference, held on 18 and 19 November, with a stark yet optimistic warning. To paraphrase, Europe is not doing a good job in electronic health, major challenges lie ahead, we are all responsible, and we must have a clear vision to capitalize on advanced technology to improve the provision of healthcare in Europe. Read the entire article!
1. Upgradable platforms
With limited capital budgets, planners and radiology leaders want to optimize imaging investments to fulfill clinical needs, ensure longer lifecycles, and enhance utilization. In fact, when we surveyed imaging leaders this summer, the majority pointed to cost-effectiveness as the top factor influencing vendor selection.
To augment value in investments, vendors offer technologies across modalities that can be upgraded to more advanced systems through software updates without replacing equipment. This provides cost-conscious providers with the option to upgrade to a more advanced system in the future, often without allotting additional capital budget funds as these upgrades often fall under the operating budget allowance. Read the article!
Azienda Ospedaliera di Cremona installs two wireless DX-D 100 units at hospitals in Cremona and Oglio Po.
The Fast Forward Program is designed to support efficiency and image quality improvements while maximizing the hospital’s existing investments. It allows medical imaging facilities to advance at their own speed and budget towards cassette-less DR.
“We are installing one DX-D 100 at each of our hospitals in Cremona and Oglio Po,” explains Dr. Lucio Antonio Olivetti head of Radiologist Department of the Azienda Ospedaliera ‘Istituti Ospitalieri’ di Cremona. “With their versatility and image quality, they will enhance our emergency treatment for patients, and improve our physicians’ diagnostic confidence. The wireless detector has no attached cable, for increased safety and hygiene, especially in operating rooms.”
Read the complete press release here.
Yesterday, December 11, the Health Leaders of Brazil awards ceremony took place in São Paulo, Brazil, made possible with the support of HealthCare Management – Grupo Mídia.
The awards celebrate the achievements of companies in the healthcare market and acknowledge the successes of these companies in the last 12 months.
For the nominations and awards votes from all hospital stakeholders – hospital managemers, CIOs, quality managers, superintendents and all those responsible for the operational excellence in their health institutions – are included.
After an early nomination, the Agfa HealthCare Brazil Team was very proud to accept the award in the Diagnostic Imaging category.
Radiologists from across Europe and beyond have paid tribute to the life and achievements of Dr. Guy Sebag, the highly respected 55-year-old French pediatric radiologist who died suddenly on 28 November. The French Society of Radiology (SFR) and European Society of Radiology (ESR) have posted announcements about his death, and there was a minute’s silence for Sebag at the SFR reception held during last week’s RSNA meeting in Chicago. Read the article!
On November 8th, Agfa HealthCare participated in the “Radiology day” at Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
We had the opportunity to present our latest developments in multi-site radiology and other departmental digitization solutions and showcased our global and regional presence and partnerships.
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