Agfa's Orbis installed in Toulouse, France and Lecco, Italy
22 October 2007
Agfa HealthCare has announced two European installations of its Orbis
hospital information system (HIS), at Purpan Hospital in Toulouse and
Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedale di Lecco in northern Italy.
The new system
has gone live at the Digestive Surgery department of Purpan hospital, which
is one of the hospitals of the University Hospital Center of Toulouse (CHU
or Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse). The Digestive Surgery
department specializes in oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, and liver surgery,
totalling 1270 operations in 2006.
The University Hospital Centre has 2,791 beds and serves the
Midi-Pyrenees Area. All the personnel at the hospital, some 7,000 staff
members, are directly involved in the deployment. The go-live of the
solution includes the recovery of medical and administrative histories
since 2004. As of December of this year, the new HIS will become the
central access portal for the hospital's healthcare units.
Professor Franck Boutault, Head of the Medical Information Department
and of the Face Plastic Surgery Department at Purpan hospital said: "We
have decided to organise the deployment of the Orbis solution in two
phases, that will be spread over five years. The first phase, which will
last until 2009, will be dedicated to the replacement of the various
existing electronic medical records. The second phase will relate to the
care record and the electronic prescription."
In Italy, the solution is now live at one of the three hospital
facilities of the group, the Manzoni Hospital (Ospedale Manzoni di Lecco),
counting 681 beds of the 1,019 total beds of the hospital group.
installation phase at the hospital, which started at the beginning of March
and has now successfully been brought to an end, was focused on inpatient
and day-hospital management. To help streamline the facility's workflow and
data management, three Orbis modules (master data and security, ward graphic
and order entry and result reporting) have been installed in the General
Surgery and General Medicine Departments.
Orbis has been successfully integrated with the hospital's existing IT
systems and in particular with the admission, discharge and transfer system
(ADT), the Emergency Room solution and the existing Intranet of the
The personnel of the two departments, counting 200 doctors and
nurses, are using the system to assign patients to rooms and beds and to
order examinations to the laboratory information system or consultancy
visits via the hospital Intranet. All the corresponding reports are
transferred to the Orbis Patient Folder. In the second project phase, to be
finalized by the year end, the HIS will be extended to include medical
documentation (including diagnosis and procedures coding) and nursing
documentation (including vital signs).
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