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Agfa HealthCare Canada

November 06, 2006 09:00 ET

Agfa HealthCare Canada Applauds Nova Scotia on Winning Gold Distinction Award at GTEC

GTEC award honors Nova Scotia Department of Health for the successful completion of its province wide PACS project using Agfa IMPAX technology

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) - Agfa HealthCare Canada extends its congratulations to the Nova Scotia Department of Health, on winning the Gold Distinction Award 2006 at GTEC Week. These awards are designed to formally recognize and celebrate leadership, innovation and excellence in enabling and managing e-government within the public sector.

"Congratulations to everyone in the Nova Scotia Department of Health who had a part in making the PACS project such a successful endeavor," said Michael Green, President, Agfa Inc. "Through the innovative use of PACS technology, doctors across the province can access patient images faster, make better treatment decisions and deliver a higher standard of care. We are extremely proud to have had a role in this accomplishment."

In a continuous effort to help physicians and their patients make faster and better treatment decisions, the Nova Scotia Department of Health implemented a province-wide Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), using Agfa HealthCare's IMPAX™ systems. Today, 41 health care sites across the province are active with PACS, which has replaced nearly all film-based medical imaging in Nova Scotia with faster, safer and more streamlined processes. Nova Scotia the largest provincial jurisdiction with a fully digital imaging environment, processing over 1.2 million studies annually. Thousands of patients benefit from improved care delivery, improved report turnaround times and better health outcomes.

"Agfa played a key role and worked hand in hand with the team to ensure a successful implementation of PACS in Nova Scotia," said Dieter Pagani, who was the PACS project owner. "It was a privilege to have the opportunity to work with such a professional and dedicated team."

The award categories in 2006 reflect the evolving public sector service delivery environment, and the increasing interdependence within and among the various levels of government. The winners were announced at the Distinction Awards 2006 Gala held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in Gatineau, Canada.

About GTEC WEEK

GTEC WEEK, now in its 14th successful year, is Canada's unique multifaceted learning and networking event for public sector IT professionals. GTEC Week showcases leading edge expertise and technology solutions that are driving government online solutions across Canada, and around the world. www.gtecweek.com

About Agfa

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. The company is active in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries throughout the world. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,308 million euro in 2005.

Agfa HealthCare supplies hospitals and other healthcare centers with state-of-the-art systems for the capturing, processing and managing of diagnostic images and with IT solutions that integrate information and imaging workflows into the overall hospital operations across departmental disciplines. In addition, Agfa is a leader in the fast growing market of IT systems that span the entire healthcare enterprise and through which healthcare facilities become more efficient and effective, with improved patient outcomes. For more information on Agfa, visit www.agfa.com.

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