Agfa HealthCare helps customers 'access the future of healthcare' with strong governance and reduced TCO

February 17, 2020
(HIMSS20, Booth #3745) At the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, visitors will discover how transitioning to Enterprise Imaging, powered by its smart, ‘native’ rules-based workflow engine, enhances productivity and clinical confidence, while helping to reduce IT resources redundancy. Agfa HealthCare is committed to its clients’ success and provides strong guidance in each client’s implementation of its converged imaging platform. The company’s key approach is to guide each health system to develop its own realistic long-term enterprise-wide imaging data management strategy that addresses business, operational and clinical outcome improvement goals.

HIMSS visitors can also attend the HIMSS20 Snack & Learn session, with William A. Phillips, Jr., CPHIMS, CISM, Sr. Vice President/CIO, University Health System, Austine, TX, who will share his field-tested insights in the presentation, “Strategic Drivers of the Successful Enterprise Imaging Implementation”. This limited-seating discussion will take place Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3:00PM. Registration is required at

Empower people, processes and technology with systemness
Enterprise Imaging helps reduce IT resource redundancy and budget complexity, while helping to improve data governance and accessibility; security and upgrade management; and point-of-care support. With a single database, and a single methodology for how and what data is used, systemness is created across the health system, reducing inefficiencies and supporting harmonious, quality patient care.

Whether patient image information is shared online, via the cloud, or with a single-click url, Enterprise Imaging efficiently and scalably fits the image management needs of health systems of any size, even as those needs evolve. At HIMSS20, the company will advance discussions around clients’ present and anticipated challenges in data management throughout their systems and service lines.

Guidance to successful implementation
Enterprise Imaging embodies a true transformation of the health system’s imaging universe, and requires more than simply adopting a new technology. Agfa HealthCare is a proven team member for providing guidance, support and consultation along the implementation roadmap. Our carefully developed governance project approach uses people-focused phases and pre-defined goals as key strategies to advance systemness across the health delivery enterprise.

KLAS report confirms Agfa HealthCare is a proven strategic partner Our proven strength as a strategic enterprise imaging partner is supported by the latest KLAS report on Enterprise Imaging: KLAS® Enterprise Imaging 2019. Among the main findings, KLAS describes that:

• One of the early adopters of Agfa’s Enterprise Imaging solution reported their strong strategic involvement: “We have worked with Agfa HealthCare on our strategy and roadmap. They have also helped us set up meetings with organizations that are further down the road of enterprise imaging.”

• Agfa HealthCare customers achieve high increases in satisfaction and productivity: “The product is seamlessly integrated into our EMR, so it definitely increases satisfaction and productivity because those naturally increase in collaboration with patient care.”

Governance from technology implementation to value realization
“By creating a secure, stable and comprehensive ecosystem of medical images, Enterprise Imaging answers the diverse clinical needs of health systems, today and tomorrow on the path towards precision health,” comments Dr. Anjum Ahmed, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Agfa HealthCare. “As health systems begin to evaluate how to implement AI, Agfa HealthCare is also developing solutions that will help meet this need. Through this development, our consolidated platform will provide the core that will build real-time analytical intelligence focused on care pathways. Fast access to reliable analytics will help optimize physicians’ time, enabling them to focus on activities that create value, confidence and productivity, while supporting efficient patient care and satisfaction.”

“Agfa’s Enterprise Imaging puts the health system’s leadership in control of costs and personnel. This acts as a catalyst to transform the health system’s business, clinical and operational excellence,” says Steve Aylward, Senior Vice President Sales North America. “Agfa HealthCare works hand-in-hand with our customers to proactively align IT investments with their organizations’ most strategic priorities. Our commitment is to elevate their ability to deliver quality care, eliminate inefficiencies, and increase clinical collaboration.”

To find out more about transforming your imaging IT ecosystem with Enterprise Imaging and understanding evidence-based application of AI, visit us at the HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, March 9-13, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, Booth #3745.

About Agfa HealthCare
A pioneer in health IT since the 1990s, Agfa HealthCare supports care providers and assists their health professionals across departments, sites, and networks to deliver quality care and make intelligent decisions for their communities and populations. Since 2018, it has focused 100% on the health IT domain, including Hospital IT, Integrated Care and Imaging IT. These intelligent solutions complement each other to create proven, trusted health IT ecosystems that touch every aspect of health systems. Agfa HealthCare, headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium is a leading health IT company with a truly global footprint. For more information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit or the Agfa HealthCare Blog.