Agfa to help drive e-Health program in Canada

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Agfa HealthCare, a provider of IT-enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic imaging solutions, has been selected as the vendor of choice by the Canadian Province of New Brunswick, to deliver a Diagnostic Imaging Repository (DI-r).

The agreement is a major step forward for the province’s e-Health strategy— One Patient One Record—which will provide the infrastructure and functionality required to capture, store, view and link relevant patient information for its 740,000 residents, according to Agfa.
New Brunswick has partnered with Canada Health Infoway, which is contributing $18.2 million to the overall initiative, with the remaining $17.7 million coming from the province. The province expects to implement its One Patient One Record system during the next three years.
Working with established partners for delivering consulting and implementation services, Agfa HealthCare said it will create a DI-r based on its IMPAX Data Center concept, for consolidating images and radiology reports into a central system.