Agfa to install enterprise data centre at HDIRS
TORONTO – Agfa HealthCare, a
leading provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions,
announced that it will be installing its Impax Data Centre 2.0 at
Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Repository Services (HDIRS) in Toronto.
Impax Data Centre is a scalable and fault-tolerant medical imaging
repository designed to store clinical DICOM data objects, including
medical images, waveforms, structured reports and PDFs. It consolidates
imaging data of departmental clinical information systems, including
disparate PACS systems, catering to the imaging management needs of an
enterprise and serving as a unified repository for large, multi-site and
multi-facility healthcare domains.
Impax Data Centre 2.0 will facilitate automatic study
synchronization between HDIRS’s Impax spoke facilities and its Impax
Data Centre hub. This feature will automatically propagate structural
study changes such as study split, merge, image deletion and metadata
changes made at the originating spoke to the data center.
This is in addition to its HL7 (Inbound) support for Patient and Study
update messages: to handle patient and study updates from third party
This second release also further expands the capability with support
• IHE Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS): to facilitate imaging
data exchange within an XDS infrastructure, Impax Data Centre 2.0
includes the support for the following IHE actors: XDS Repository, XDS-I
Imaging Document Source and XDS-I Imaging Document Consumer (proxy)
• Disaster Recovery (DR) support for Active-Active configuration: to
provide a DR solution with application level replication.
“As a regional DIR service, Impax Data Centre 2.0 is of interest to
HDIRS for a number of reasons. Impax Data Centre 2.0 will provide
important functionality to facilitate data sharing among our members,
which is important in our multi-vendor environment.
“It will also provide a platform that is scalable to support our future
growth within diagnostic imaging as we approach 2,000,000 exams/year.
Equally important for the future, Impax Data Centre 2.0 will allow us to
expand the services we provide to our members outside the traditional
diagnostic imaging space to areas such as pathology and ophthalmology,”
said Pat Ryan, General Manager of HDIRS.
“Agfa HealthCare is proud to have HDIRS as a strategic partner and is
committed to help them to meet their goals of deployment in line with
the Canada Health Infoway blueprint. The implementation of Impax Data
Centre 2.0 is the next crucial step on the road towards that goal,” said
Michael Green, President & CEO, North American Region.
About Agfa HealthCare
Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global
provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. The company
has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on
the healthcare IT market since the early 1990s. Today Agfa HealthCare
designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing,
managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative
information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast
media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. For more
information on Agfa HealthCare, please visit
Posted July 29, 2010