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Grünstadt District Hospital, Germany

The Grünstadt district hospital, located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, is a 200-bed hospital with an adjoining day clinic. 

The hospital has been working in a fully digital environment since late 2010. After careful consideration of performance and cost, they decided to go with IMAGE Information Systems’ iQ-VIEW for image reading and iQ-WEBX as their PACS. Our partner Abasoft successfully managed the installation.

F
rank Titze, head of IT at the hospital, and his team effectively configured a worklist interface between their hospital information system, Agfa HealthCare’s¹ ORBIS®² and various modalities. However, one key functionality was still missing: Access to medical studies directly from the ORBIS HIS by an affordable integration. IMAGE rapidly offered a solution to this challenge by using a customized iQ-WEBX WADO interface.

Since the integration of ORBIS® with iQ-VIEW and iQ-WEBX through the help of iQ-WEBX WADO, physicians can now access any medical record directly from the HIS. There are various search options that are currently being utilized in this integration:

1. Viewing all imaging studies by patient
2. Viewing all images by study
3. Viewing all images of a case
4. Viewing the entire medical record by patient and choosing any study from there

From any hospital client, the respective images are automatically opened in the iQ-WEBX viewer. The ORBIS® hospital information system completely manages the access (single sign on). 

Now that clinicians at the Grünstadt district hospital have gotten used to the comfort of having all medical images and reports available at any time and any location within the hospital, they can’t imagine how they lived without it before.


¹ Agfa HealthCare is part of the Agfa-Gevaert N.V. & Co. KG; AGFA® is a registered trademark of the Agfa-Gevaert N.V. & Co. KG.
² ORBIS® is a registered wordmark of Agfa HealthCare NV.






21 February 2012