Agfa, Premier ink deal

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Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing division of the Premier Healthcare Alliance, has awarded Agfa HealthCare a contract to make Impax Data Center and Impax RIS/PACS/reporting systems available to its members.

According to the terms of the three-year, multi-source contract, Agfa will provide enterprise image management solutions and services to the alliance's 2,500 member hospitals and 75,000 other alternate healthcare sites in the U.S.

Agfa EIMS includes Impax Data Center, which provides a single, vendor-neutral integration point to the EHR and consolidates, manages and provides access to patient imaging information, Mortsel, Belgium-based Agfa said.

Impax RIS and PACS will also be available to Premier members under this contract.