The company intends to upgrade existing Navy ships with computerized radiography equipment and install digital technologies on any ships that enter service during the contract period, InformationWeek Healthcare reported Wednesday.
Tim Artz, director of global government accounts for Agfa HealthCare USA, said the company is supplying its DX-D 400 and DX-D 100 digital radiology units plus other systems from third-party vendors.
Additionally, Agfa will implement its IMPAX picture archiving and communication system and TalkStation voice recognition technology to connect to radiologists at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
This allows the center’s radiologists to dictate, code and sign diagnostic reports in a few minutes, according to the Neil Versel article.
“The Navy has to care for hundreds or thousands of people at a time at sea for months at a time, and telemedicine allows the service to run its ships more efficiently and better cope with medical emergencies,” Artz said.