News | Enterprise Imaging | October 24, 2016

Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging Joins RSNA Image Share Validation Program

Program will certify that Agfa's Enterprise Imaging platform meets rigorous national standards for interoperability in image-sharing

Agfa Healthcare, Enterprise Imaging, RSNA Image Share Validation Program, RSNA 2016

October 24, 2016 — Agfa HealthCare recently signed on as a pilot vendor for the Radiology Society of North America's (RSNA) Image Share Validation Program, a conformity assessment program that is designed to establish standards across image-sharing vendors and at healthcare organizations.

The goal of RSNA's Image Share Validation Program is to verify that medical imaging systems are compliant with international standards developed by DICOM and IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise) for sharing medical images and reports. The program further strives to help enable clinicians and patients to access and control their health imaging records. It is a joint effort between RSNA and The Sequoia Project, which oversees a range of interoperability initiatives.

Upon completion of the validation, vendors obtain a validation mark, bestowed by experts in the imaging industry, which attests to the interoperability of their platforms, including Agfa HealthCare's Enterprise Imaging platform. Enterprise Imaging consolidates imaging data from multiple service lines and provides secure access to a patient's medical images, in one view, accessible by clinicians wherever they practice. Image Exchange through Agfa's Enterprise Imaging platform is empowered with the latest healthcare interoperability standards on a completely virtual infrastructure, providing integration flexibility and neutrality in the rapidly changing healthcare IT landscape.

Image-sharing improves physician and patient communication and involves patients more actively in their healthcare. Interoperability of systems to enhance access to imaging records will help clinicians make better-informed decisions about patient care, increase efficiency in the clinical setting, and can lead to more efficient utilization of imaging systems by helping eliminate potential redundant or unnecessary imaging procedures. 

The Sequoia Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange. Since 2012, the exchange has grown to become the largest health information exchange network in the country.

For more information: www.agfahealthcare.com

Related Content

Acuson Sequoia
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2018
Siemens Healthineers announced the first global installation of its newest ultrasound system, the...
DocPanel is a community of US-based academic level subspecialty radiologists
News | Enterprise Imaging | September 12, 2018
Client Outlook, a leading provider of FDA Class II enterprise diagnostic and clinical image viewing solutions,...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Information Technology | September 07, 2018
Established in 1970, Sovah Health – Martinsville, Va., resides in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Information Technology | September 07, 2018
One of the Northeast’s major teaching hospitals is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine. It has...
Feature | Population Health | September 07, 2018 | By Jeff Zagoudis
Over the last several years in the U.S., healthcare providers have been trying to shift their focus to more preventive...
The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.

The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s.

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | September 07, 2018
Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate...
Mount Sinai Serves as Official Medical Services Provider for 2018 U.S. Open
News | Orthopedic Imaging | September 06, 2018
For the sixth consecutive year, Mount Sinai will serve as the official medical services provider for the 2018 U.S. Open...
PET Imaging Agent Predicts Brain Tau Pathology, Alzheimer's Diagnosis
News | PET Imaging | September 05, 2018
Eli Lilly and Co. and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. announced a Phase 3 study of positron emission tomography (PET)...
Check-Cap Announces Interim Results of European Study of C-Scan System Version 3
News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 04, 2018
Check-Cap Ltd. announced the interim results for its post-CE approval study of the C-Scan system Version 3, an...
Overlay Init