Agfa brings Orbis, iPlan to Canada
Agfa HealthCare has unveiled its Orbis hospital and clinical information system (HIS/CIS), for the first time in Canada at the e-Health Conference 2007 this week in Québec City, Québec, Canada. Orbis offers a single database structure which integrates all administrative and clinical data. This allows users to update and access patient information in real-time - enabling enhanced decision making and streamlined patient care. Orbis has been deployed in over 750 institutions with more than 450,000 daily users.
Built on an advanced service oriented architecture, the Orbis platform contains over 70 modules that can be used to build and customize the system at the point of care, according to the needs of the provider, patients and healthcare organization overall. The system also offers a comprehensive approach to healthcare, delivering increased decision support systems for treatment and decreased duration of patient hospital stays. This integrated system also includes scheduling activity management and communication software to extend a holistic view of both clinical and administrative information processes.

Agfa also announces the Canadian launch of its Internet-based enterprise scheduling and planning solution, iPlan, at the conference. The system enables hospitals to more efficiently manage appointments and multiple resources in real-time.
The system is accessible across an entire local health integrated network (LIHN), and provides resource allocation tools for reduced administration overhead. iPlan also integrates with most existing scheduling system.
iPlan scheduling tools also includes a simple user interface, requires minimal training and is highly configurable to accommodate different workflows according to user or medical specialty. Additionally, iPlan extends connectivity with IHE-compliant systems such as hospital information systems and electronic patient records, to facilitate exchange of patient demographic data, orders, appointments and related information.