Agfa HealthCare introduces ORBIS in Canada

Agfa HealthCare has unveiled ORBIS, its Hospital and Clinical Information System (HIS/CIS), for the first time in Canada at the e-Health Conference 2007 (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada from Sunday, May 27th to Wednesday, May 30th).

The number one choice for Electronic Patient Records (EPR) in Europe, ORBIS offers a unique single database structure which integrates all administrative and clinical data. This allows users to update and access patient information in real-time - enabling enhanced decision making and streamlined patient care. To date, Agfa HealthCare's ORBIS has been successfully deployed in over 750 institutions with more than 450,000 daily users.

Addressing the needs of the entire healthcare enterprise and built on an advanced service oriented architecture, the ORBIS platform contains over 70 modules that can be used to build and customize the system at the point of care, according to the needs of the provider, patients, and healthcare organization overall. Offering unique workflow and information management capabilities, ORBIS also offers a comprehensive approach to healthcare, delivering increased decision support systems for treaent and decreased duration of patient hospital stays. This integrated EPR solution also includes scheduling activity management and communication software to extend a holistic view of both clinical and administrative information processes.

"In the Canadian healthcare industry, in order to move toward eHealth and Electronic Health Records (EHR), healthcare professionals need better tools to make faster and more informed diagnoses and treaent decisions," said Michael Green, President and CEO for Agfa HealthCare in Canada. "With ORBIS we can help Canadian hospitals reduce wait times, cut and control costs, as well as streamline the delivery of patient care."

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