Agfa HealthCare has announced that the U.S. government has awarded the company its DIN-PACS IV (Digital Imaging Network/Picture Archiving and Communication System) contract. The contract term includes one five-year base period and one five-year option period. According to a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Defense, the potential maximum value for Agfa’s contract is up to $768 million over the 10 years.
The DIN-PACS IV contract allows U.S. government health care providers to purchase diagnostic imaging IT and related technology solutions on-demand, providing flexibility, cost savings, and quality enhancement in service to its health care consumers.
“Agfa HealthCare has worked extremely hard over nearly 20 years to establish our dominant position in the U.S. government’s DIN-PACS market,” said Tim Artz, vice president and general manager of Agfa HealthCare’s Global Government Program. “The high value partnerships we have developed and continue to grow with our government customers demonstrate our unwavering commitment to deliver the most advanced solutions and level of quality and security that this complex, demanding market requires.”
Under the previous three DIN-PACS contracts, Agfa HealthCare has delivered more than $600 million in products and services. The new DIN-PACS IV contract includes departmental (e.g., radiology, cardiology, etc.) and enterprise imaging informatics solutions (e.g. VNA, image sharing, etc), integration services, and support programs to be used by U.S. Federal agencies.