TeleConsult Europe and Agfa HealthCare collaborate to realize ambitions: TeleConsult Europe (TCE) is a teleradiology company established in 2007 by a group of Dutch radiologists. TCE provides teleradiology services 24/7 to hospitals in the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the Scandinavian countries. To support its service provision and continued growth, TeleConsult Europe has decided to work with Enterprise Imaging, the imaging management solution from Agfa HealthCare. They chose Agfa HealthCare because of the outstanding track record of the company and its team in the Netherlands, not to mention their extensive expertise in the field of interoperability.
Efficient exchange of images and reports
With Enterprise Imaging, Agfa HealthCare offers an organization-wide solution that seamlessly supports the complete radiology workflow, from the visualization, analysis and processing of medical images through reporting using speech recognition, all the way to the communication of the results and the archiving of all the data.
In order to quickly share images and results, and the data that accompanies them with the hospitals that work with TeleConsult Europe, it is essential to establish efficient connections with the various IT and PACS systems that these hospitals use. The data is exchanged in compliance with international standards such as HL7 and DICOM. With its many years of experience with large-scale projects all over the world, Agfa HealthCare has built up an impressive level of expertise in this domain.
Scalability and multilingualism bolster growth
Other factors that contributed to the decision of TeleConsult Europe and Agfa HealthCare to collaborate, included the scalability of Enterprise Imaging and the fact that the solution supports several languages. TeleConsult Europe is growing rapidly and, supported by reading hubs in Asia and Oceania, continues to expand its 24/7 services for European hospitals. This allows the organization to help more and more hospitals handle a shortage of radiologists. Enterprise Imaging has everything it takes to keep up with this growth.
Reliable service provision
“Agfa HealthCare has been one of the global leaders in the field of radiology and interoperability for decades now. The Dutch team is also known for its reliable service delivery. That is why we have full confidence in their ability to be a good strategic partner for our rapidly growing, international organization,” says Erik de Grijs from TeleConsult Europe.
“We are proud that TeleConsult Europe has chosen Enterprise Imaging. The solution will be hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden and will be managed by Agfa HealthCare. This way we can assist TeleConsult Europe even more efficiently, helping them to shape their ambitious, international growth agenda in a flexible manner,” adds John Emmerik, Managing Director of Agfa HealthCare in the Netherlands.