News | May 10, 2007

Agfa HealthCare and ICW Announce eHealth Collaboration

May 11, 2007 - Agfa HealthCare and InterComponentWare AG (ICW) announced that they are intensifying their co-operation efforts. The nonexclusive agreement covers the development of seamless integration and interoperability between Agfa HealthCare's Hospital Information System (HIS) ORBIS and ICW's eHealth Framework.

EHealth solutions are aimed at improving the overall quality of care by allowing healthcare providers to share all relevant patient medical data for an individual in treatment (highlighting allergies, medication history and so forth). This allows each treating physician to see the total medical record of the patient, regardless of location, and supports them in their diagnosis and treatment planning.

The ICW eHealth Framework is an open platform for the development of service-oriented solutions for the healthcare market. It offers standardized interfaces for the integration of existing applications of other manufacturers with solutions from ICW. The eHealth Framework enables seamless integration, allowing different existing systems to be combined into one consistent solution.

The nonexclusive agreement will strengthen Agfa HealthCare's expanding position in the eHealth market. The company has already successfully linked its ORBIS solutions amongst different facilities of hospital groups in Europe, and it offers the possibility for integration of its applications with general practitioner software vendors. Agfa HealthCare's ORBIS has currently been deployed in over 750 institutions across continental Europe with more than 450,000 daily users, making it one of the leading healthcare IT providers.

The agreement is an extension of an ongoing co-operation between the two companies on homogeneity issues in the hospital sector. Agfa HealthCare and ICW, amongst others, have already actively co-operated in various working groups in Germany, including the VHitG, on the implementation of HL7 (Health Level 7) in Germany and on the development of an electronic case record.

The many years of experience of ICW developing and using its own eHealth solutions have been incorporated into the eHealth Framework. It is the foundation for all product developments at ICW and is offered to interested partners for their own development purposes.

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