Affidea Group partners with Ideagen to enhance patient outcomes
Affidea, a leading European provider of advanced diagnostics, out-of-hospital services and centres of excellence, has today announced the implementation of Ideagen Quality Management across its extensive network, marking a significant milestone in Affidea's ongoing commitment to the highest standards of quality, efficiency and excellence in patient care.
Affidea has introduced Ideagen Quality Management to manage risks effectively, minimise waste, and optimise resource allocation, thereby ensuring compliance and boosting patient satisfaction.
Tim Bisley, Ideagen Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Quality, said: "We are delighted to be working with Affidea to support the incredible work it is doing to provide advanced healthcare practices for over 13 million patients a year.
"Ideagen help organisations like Affidea to deliver essential services, providing clarity and confidence to unlock smart data-driven decision-making and enable world-class processes that satisfy customers and regulators, securing new quality standards to help patients worldwide. Our quality software will enable Affidea to gain complete organisational visibility to make the most of opportunities and proactively identify and act on risks."
Affidea Romania will spearhead the adoption of Ideagen Quality Management, followed by Affidea Italy, Switzerland, and the Corporate HQ. This phased rollout of the quality management system (QMS) will serve as a learning experience for subsequent implementations in other Affidea countries.
Dr Alessandro Roncacci, SVP Chief Medical Officer, stated: "At Affidea, quality sits at the core of everything we do. The adoption of this digital QMS reflects our commitment to innovation and excellence and I am happy that we found a reliable partner in Ideagen to work closely with us on this ambitious journey.
"We're not just transforming processes, we're enhancing lives by ensuring our patients receive the best possible care in an environment of continuous improvement and advanced healthcare practices."
Dr Charles Niehaus, Executive Director for Affidea Group, said: "In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, our primary focus remains on patient safety and quality care. We all know that clinical environments, while dedicated to patient care, are not immune to incidents.
"The new digital quality management system will further strengthen our open and transparent approach to incident management, supporting investigations and fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement. This initiative reflects our dedication to excellence and our promise to continually elevate the quality standards and safeguard our patients.”
Dr Athanasia Papachristodoulou, Group Quality and Clinical Governance Director, added: "The digital QMS is more than a tool. It is proof that quality is part of our DNA as a company. It empowers us to exceed patient expectations consistently and fosters a culture where quality and efficiency go hand in hand. Every step we take towards improvement is a step closer to achieving best-in-class services”.
The Ideagen QMS platform encompasses modules for document management, people and training, risk management, audits, asset management, corrective & preventive actions, complaints and incidents management, customer and supplier management, and a workflow builder/report designer with complex dashboards. To learn more click HERE
About Affidea Group
Affidea Group is Europe's largest provider of advanced diagnostics, out-of-hospital services, and Centres of Excellence in orthopaedics and cancer care. Founded in 1991, the company operates almost 340 medical centres in 15 countries, serving more than 13 million patients annually. Due to its high standards in patient safety, Affidea is the most awarded provider of medical imaging services in Europe. More than 90% of the award-winning centres with 5 stars on the Eurosafe Wall of Stars, accredited by the European Society of Radiology in Europe, are Affidea centres.