Agfa preferred vendor in 2 Quebec DI
After a lengthy analysis of the Request for Proposal (RFP)
submissions, the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services has
directed Approvisionnement des deux Rives, the organization overseeing
the RFP process, to begin negotiations with the preferred vendor, Agfa
The goal of the negotiations is to develop a binding contract for the
provision of PACS and image repositories for the Réseau Universitaire
Intégré de Santé (RUIS) Laval and RUIS Sherbrooke regions of Quebec.
RUIS-Laval serves more than 1.8 million people within a
400,000-square-kilometer region. The organization plans to use PACS to
improve service to patients and doctors in remote areas, as well as
address its shortage of radiologists.
It offers radiologists and specialists the ability to collaborate across
distances, as well as easy access to images online, enabling them to
make faster diagnoses based on better information.
The RUIS-Laval region will implement Agfa’s IMPAX PACS locally at 51
sites, along with a large-scale regional image repository to handle
approximately 2.3 million patient exams per year, making it one of the
largest regional PACS installations in Canada.
RUIS-Sherbrooke will use Agfa’s IMPAX PACS as a regional imaging
repository system to bring centralized archiving services to all 15
hospitals in the region, totaling 1.1 million diagnostic exams annually.
Agfa’s IMPAX repository will integrate with existing PACS systems from
two other vendors, enabling the region to leverage its previous
technology investments. Authorized users in the member hospitals will be
able to access any image, at any time, from any location, regardless of
where in the region the prior exams were acquired.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading imaging and
information technology companies. Agfa develops, manufactures and
markets analogue and digital systems for the graphics industry, the
healthcare sector and specific industrial applications. Agfa’s
headquarters are in Mortsel, Belgium. For more information on Agfa,