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Mortsel, Belgium, 2015/06/22 - HEXALIS is already in use at over 1,200 labs across the country, while BIOSERVEUR/Mesanalyses.fr connects 1,300 labs, 70 hospitals and 13, 000 doctors to share information - HEXALIS-Consommables.fr / AgfaHealthCare.com. AGFAt.BR
Over the past 5 years, Agfa HealthCare has made substantial R&D investments in France, with a focus on innovation and mobility. - From pre-analysis to results distribution, HEXALIS offers services and tools that meet the productivity, connectivity and quality requirements of today’s healthcare providers. - LOINC-ready, HEXALIS supports Agfa HealthCare’s goal to help French hospitals and laboratories access, exchange and share information “anywhere, anytime”.
Agfa HealthCare announces today that it will showcase its leading HEXALIS laboratory information system (LIS) at EuroMedLab-JIB, 22-24 June 2015, in Paris, France. In 2014, HEXALIS reached a new milestone, becoming the number one most used LIS package in France.
Laboratory productivity, accreditation and new value-added services
France is a strategic market for Agfa HealthCare. The company is focusing on developing and marketing its solutions to meet the specific needs of French hospitals and laboratories. It uses its extensive and long-term experience to create and continuously improve healthcare IT solutions that cover the needs of public and private healthcare enterprises, whether operating as single facilities, multi-site hospitals or regional groups, as well as the requirements for interoperability between the different healthcare actors within the defined Health Territories.
HEXALIS is part of this focus, supporting French hospitals and laboratories in increasing productivity, meeting their quality accreditation requirements, and developing additional added-value services for patients and healthcare players.
Tools to enhance traceability and flexible sample collection
From pre-analysis to post-analysis, HEXALIS offers services and tools that meet the needs of today’s healthcare providers. This includes management of at-home sample collection, computerized analysis ordering and inter-site packing lists, for better traceability and monitoring of sample tubes. Post-analysis, HEXALIS supports fast, secure distribution of results. Throughout the process, dedicated tools support the facility’s accreditation, data storage, decision support and security requirements.
Agfa HealthCare (agfahealthcare.com) has a long tradition of interoperability and strong support for standards; HEXALIS supports LOINC (Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes), the database and universal standard for identifying medical laboratory observations. Several standards, such as IHE or HL7, use LOINC to electronically transfer results from different reporting systems to the appropriate healthcare networks.
More than 12 million documents shared on BIOSERVEUR/Mesanalyses.fr portal
The BIOSERVEUR/Mesanalyses.fr portal lets laboratories share results with patients and doctors. Patients can store, archive and consolidate all their results, from any laboratory. A new mobile application lets patients access their results using their Google Android™ or Apple iOS™ mobile digital devices. Already, more than 12 million documents have been distributed via the BIOSERVEUR/Mesanalyses.fr portal.
“We are committed to creating the integrated platform and specific solutions French healthcare players need to connect patients and professionals,” comments Ingrid Merckx, General Manager France & Belux, Agfa HealthCare. “HEXALIS perfectly fits into this strategy, and its success becoming the most used LIS in France shows that we are on the right path to giving laboratories and hospitals the tools they need and want.”