Agfa HealthCare has announced that Hunt Regional Healthcare, Greenville, Texas, has upgraded its Agfa HealthCare PACS to IMPAX 6.5 and installed Agfa HealthCare's Cardiology PACS and XERO Viewer to deliver a consolidated view and centralised management of patient, image and information data. With XERO Viewer, physicians are able to quickly and securely access in real time the nearly 100,000 imaging exams and reports done each year, on virtually any Hunt Regional facility device.
XERO Viewer converts images and content for display in the browser without requiring any client software installation. Using standards-based interfaces and powerful image processing, XERO Viewer will allow clinicians to retrieve, view and manipulate images while providing access to imaging information, including CT (Computed Tomography), X-ray, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), US (Ultrasonography), NM (Nuclear Medicine), RF (Radiographic Fluoroscopy), Mammo, and cardiology exam ECHO (Echocardiography), ECG (Electrocardiography) and Cath Lab.
"Installing the IMPAX upgrade has made a huge difference in patient care as well as productivity," said John Ervin, Imaging Director Hunt Regional Healthcare. "Our physicians simply go to a single URL using a secure link to access images. Not only is it easier for the physicians to get access to the information, but we're able to get images to them a lot quicker."
By allowing physicians to access patient images on mobile devices, such as Apple iPad® mobile digital devices, Hunt Regional Healthcare has improved the service it provides to the physicians.
"Doctors have more time to interact with patients because they are able to obtain images in real time," said Bob Craske, Senior Marketing Manager, Agfa HealthCare U.S. "Because the results are available much faster, physicians can have both the image and diagnostic report by the time the patient returns from having the exam, allowing for informed patient care."