Secondary Care

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust chooses Agfa

Agfa HealthCare has announced that West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has signed a contract to implement their Enterprise Imaging for Radiology platform in a ten-year managed services agreement. The solution is said to support around 200,000 studies each year, with an average annual growth of 5%.

“West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is an NHS Global Digital Exemplar, who are internationally recognised NHS care providers that deliver exceptional care, efficiently, through the world-class use of digital technology and information flows,” comments Grant Witheridge, Managing Director UK & EIRE, Agfa HealthCare. “The Trust maximises the use of Agfa HealthCare technology, including computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR) solutions. We are very proud that this long-term customer has chosen Enterprise Imaging for Radiology to support its mission.”

“We carried out a careful and detailed appraisal of the options and costs, and Enterprise Imaging for Radiology met our current and future requirements,” comments Ann Foulger, PACS/RIS/Admin Manager, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. “The platform supports our plans and our growth, enabling enhancements in efficiency and governance, reporting, speed of diagnosis and, ultimately, patient care.”

The solution will support the Trust in enhancing efficiency and governance. Within the hospital, the Enterprise Imaging-driven workflow brings the embedded applications to the radiologist’s desktop, helping improve productivity. The platform also supports home-working, with the full Tool Set – including voice recognition and advanced clinical applications – available to users, even over low-bandwidth connections.