Agfa nets large Orbis contract with French hospitals

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Agfa HealthCare has been awarded a €95 million ($127.4 million U.S.) contract to install its Orbis clinical workflow and diagnostic technology at 37 hospitals in France.

The Assistance Publique – Hopitaux de Paris serves more than one million hospitalized patients every year, in addition to five million outpatients and has a capacity of 23,000-plus beds.

Under the terms of the contract, Agfa will manage a consortium of three other companies, Capgemini, HP and Oracle.

With a patient-centered workflow, the company said its Orbis technology facilitates the administrative tasks of medical teams and nursing staff with integrated electronic patient record covering information management, management of prescriptions, scheduling and medical documentation.