Polish private healthcare provider chooses Agfa PACS solution

By Sam Collins
12:00 AM

Agfa HealthCare has been selected by ENEL-MED, a leading private healthcare provider in Poland, to install its IMPAX 6 picture archiving and communications system for its seven facilities and 360-plus medical institution customers across Poland.

The agreement also foresees the installation of eight of the company's computed radiography systems and seven DRYSTAR 5302 imagers.

ENEL-MED was first established in 1993 as a dental clinic, after which it transitioned into a service extension provider for general medicine when it opened its first Specialist Outpatient Clinic in Zacisze in 1998.

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Today ENEL-MED cooperates with more than 360 medical institutions all over Poland, providing, amongst others, advanced remote radiology services. At present the organization employs 1200 staff members in its seven medical centers, including more than 580 doctors, 150 nurses and 40 receptionists.

The agreement foresees the installation of Agfa HealthCare's sixth generation PACS, which will provide the diagnostic image management and communciation needs of the radiology departments within the facilities, as well as the remote diagnostic needs of multiple facilities across the country.

Within the seven clinics, Agfa HealthCare will support the institution's digitization and printing needs by installing seven multi-application compact CR 30-X systems, one CR 85-X multi-user digitizer and seven desktop DRYSTAR 5302 imagers.

"We were looking for a provider of image management solutions that could provide us with a secure and scalable solution to meet our extensive needs for collaboration, as well as deliver reliable CR solutions," said Zbigniew Gniadek, director of Diagnostic Imaging.

"Agfa HealthCare's innovative multi-site PACS technology and advanced CR and Imager solutions were chosen because they met these expectations. Additionally, the ability of IMPAX to easily integrate with our chosen Radiology Information Systems (RIS) and Hospital Information System (HIS), and the fact that the solution was available in Polish, were amongst the primary reasons for our choice. ENEL-MED has always positioned itself at the forefront of medical science and the introduction of the new solutions will enable us to re-enforce this position."

Agfa HealthCare's multi-site solutions will enable ENEL-MED to further enhance its diagnostic imaging services across Poland, delivering more efficient Radiology services across the country as well as improving overall study access and report generation times.

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