Agfa HealthCare Strengthens IT Strategy by Extending Offering to Integrated Care

Agfa HealthCareAgfa HealthCare has announced a strategic alliance with My Personal Health Record Express Inc., taking a 27% equity stake, as part of its move into the Integrated Care market. "The combined technologies, expertise and people of both companies create a unique and leading Integrated Care portfolio.", states James Jay, Global Vice President, Agfa HealthCare.

As a first step both companies have created a patient centric and agile portal for Integrated Care that can be used by care providers ranging from single facilities to large regional deployments. Additional functionalities will be added to the portfolio in the upcoming months and will be demonstrated at upcoming industry events such as HIMSS 2016.

Today, Agfa HealthCare is one of the top players in the European EMR market and a global leader in enterprise imaging solutions. Building on its strengths in the imaging domain, acute care and regional care Agfa HealthCare launched a growth initiative for Integrated Care. The entry into the Integrated Care market is part of Agfa HealthCare's long term strategy to expand its offering for Healthcare IT on the global market.

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About Agfa
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world's leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa HealthCare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials). Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,620 million euro in 2014.

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 1990's. 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. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide. Sales for Agfa HealthCare in 2014 were 1,069 million euro.

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