AGFA HealthCare Positioned in the Leaders Category in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Enterprise Medical Imaging 2022-2023 Vendor Assessment

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AGFA HealthCare is proud to announce that it has been named to the Leaders Category in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. Enterprise Medical Imaging 2022-2023 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48168021e, November 2022). According to the IDC MarketScape report, vendors should:

“Consider AGFA when you are a medium-sized to large healthcare provider looking for a platform-based solution with a differentiated level of intelligence that promotes a more collaborative medical imaging work environment.”

AGFA HealthCare has been recognized by the IDC MarketScape for the following strengths:

Converged Platform
Enterprise Imaging Platform builds on AGFA’s long-standing domain experience in medical imaging IT. The solution combines connected (cross) enterprise care, converged multispecialty support, an adaptable automated workflow, and disease-oriented augmented intelligence across the platform. The resulting capabilities (e.g., real-time collaboration and communication, multidisciplinary imaging for 15+ service lines, anytime-anywhere access, AI-enabled rules-based workflow automation, modular deployment) differentiate AGFA’s solution. One customer said, “I took a trip a few times to RSNA and HIMSS, and AGFA was the only vendor at the time that seemed to understand the concept of enterprise imaging.” This perception of AGFA having a robust, vendor-neutral platform with capabilities that can scale with modern-day requirements stood out in interviews.

Augmented Intelligence
AGFA’s RUBEE for AI embeds “augmented intelligence” capabilities (advanced visualization, workflow orchestration, automated triage, smart hanging protocols, automated reporting, critical finding notifications, and specialty imaging packages) into the solution. Combining AI-driven automation with disease-oriented AI analytics helps customers generate more insight and practice better evidence-based medicine than traditional imaging workflows.

Ecosystem Integration
AGFA’s XERO modules help enable enterprisewide collaboration between local healthcare professionals and external stakeholders. The XERO Exchange Network (XEN) allows image and report sharing at any time, which promotes regional and local collaboration between stakeholders (e.g., clinicians, patients, and other providers).

Furthermore, the solution is FHIR-enabled and has an open API ecosystem, which simplifies the ability for the vendor and its customers to integrate and improves interoperability. AGFA also holds many alliances and partnerships, which extend its ecosystem orientation even further, including with Microsoft Azure, AWS, Oracle, and Google, in addition to hardware OEMs (Dell, HPE, and Barco) and others (Philips Forcare, Qaelum, TOMTEC, Ascend, Cordiana, and MediReport).

About AGFA HealthCare

AGFA HealthCare is transforming the role of medical imaging into a high-impact, data-driven enterprise-wide information flow – supporting health professionals across the globe with secure and scalable imaging data management.  

AGFA’s preeminent product, the Enterprise Imaging Platform, creates an Imaging Health Record™, or IHR, to align with and fulfill a health system’s EHR.  The IHR provides an unobstructed flow of patient imaging information to help clinicians achieve their clinical, operational, and business strategies.

AGFA HealthCare is a division of the AGFA-Gevaert Group and traded on Euronext Brussels (AGFB).

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About IDC MarketScape 

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

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Evolve Med Spa Awarded Four Local Girl Media Group ‘Best Of’ Awards

Accolades include Best Botox and Filler in Hoboken, Best Botox and Filler in Jersey City, Best Facial in Jersey City and Best Botox and Filler in Montclair

HOBOKEN, N.J. – January 18, 2023 – (

Evolve Med Spa, a trusted destination for skin rejuvenation, body contouring and injectable treatments, announced today it has been named the winner of four “Best Of” awards from The Local Girl Media Group, the media company dedicated to all things fun and local and includes The Hoboken Girl, The Jersey City Girl and The Montclair Girl sites. Evolve Med Spa received the following community-voted and selected awards:

  • Best Botox and Filler in Hoboken
  • Best Botox and Filler in Jersey City
  • Best Botox and Filler in Montclair
  • Best Facial in Jersey City

“We are absolutely thrilled with this news,” says Jennifer June, President of Evolve Med Spa. “These awards are special because they’re granted solely based on nominations and votes from our community, so we’re especially grateful to be recognized by our loyal clients across our locations.”

The Local Girl is a female-founded and -led media and lifestyle brand that shares local fun in various cities around the country. Each year, The Local Girl asks community members to nominate their favorite local businesses in a range of categories. After a week of nominations, top-three finalists are announced in each category and readers are asked to vote on their favorite. Winners of the awards are then announced, with each business ultimately being named the “best” in each town, across categories.

Evolve Med Spa has sought to address the growing demand for high-quality aesthetic services since 2020. The “Best Botox and Filler” and the “Best Facial” awards highlight Evolve Med Spa’s commitment to offering their clients the opportunity to look and feel their best, with high-quality and in-demand treatments, right in their own backyards. 

“Our clients will always be our number one priority. We want every single person who comes through our doors to leave feeling like their best selves,” says Dr. Osbert Fernandez, Medical Director of Evolve Med Spa. “So to win even one, let alone four, awards like this means so much to us. It is the highest praise we can receive because it is coming directly from our clients who have trusted us and are happy and confident with their results.” Dr. Fernandez credits a large part of the success to Evolve’s clinical training program for all of their advanced practice medical providers. 

Evolve Med Spa has also been awarded “Best Med Spa” by Best of NJ and Top Three Rated.

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Cedar Selected by MHA Ventures as Preferred Patient Financial Engagement Technology Provider

Through this endorsement, Cedar will be MHA Ventures’ only preferred patient financial engagement technology

NEW YORK and HELENA, Mont. – January 18, 2023 – (

Cedar, an enterprise healthcare engagement platform that improves the end-to-end consumer financial journey, was recently endorsed by the Montana Hospital Association‘s shared services division MHA Ventures (MHAV) as their preferred choice in patient financial engagement technology. Through this endorsement, Cedar will be listed as the MHAV’s only preferred patient financial engagement technology.

The MHAV is a hospital member organization that nominates vendors through a rigorous and lengthy vetting process, identifying relevant technologies for their hospital members in the region. The association collects organizational background, testimonials, references, offerings and other essential company details. 

Cedar was selected based on its ability to drive results in a time when health systems face significant financial pressures. Cedar’s flagship solution, Cedar Pay, generates an average 30% lift in patient payments for clients, with 89% of patients reporting an exceptional financial experience.  

“MHA is excited to launch a partnership with Cedar. This proven, impactful patient engagement solution is making a big difference for a rural state like Montana. In fact, several MHA members are already seeing positive results. Cedar is a great solution that simplifies the patient experience, saves employee time and improves cash flow,” said Rebecca Schauf, Sales & Marketing Manager, MHA Ventures.

Cedar is excited about the MHAV partnership and looks forward to improving financial outcomes for both patients and providers in Montana. 

“We commend the Montana Hospital Association for its commitment to improving the patient financial experience, particularly in light of the challenging economic times that both patients and health systems are facing,” said Florian Otto, CEO and Co-founder of Cedar. “We look forward to bringing the same consumer-centric approach to financial engagement to Montanans that we’ve delivered for health systems across the country.”

Cedar is on a mission to empower individuals to easily and affordably pursue the care they need, transforming the patient financial experience through a unique end-to-end solution. To learn more about Cedar’s innovative platform, visit

About Cedar

Cedar is committed to improving the healthcare billing experience for all. With an innovative platform that connects providers and payers, Cedar empowers healthcare consumers with a personalized journey—all powered by data science and interactive design. For Cedar clients, this leads to improved financial outcomes, more efficient operations and greater consumer loyalty. To learn more about why leading U.S. healthcare organizations trust Cedar to manage the end-to-end financial experience from pre-registration to post-visit billing, visit and join us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and YouTube.

About Montana Hospital Association

The Montana Hospital Association is a nonprofit organization with more than 80 members, including 100% of Montana’s hospitals, that provide the full spectrum of healthcare services. This includes hospital inpatient and outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, home health, hospice, physician services, assisted living, senior housing, and insurance services. MHA Ventures, Inc. is the for-profit subsidiary of MHA, created to deliver solutions that improve patient care, reduce operating costs and strengthen the financial viability of Montana’s hospitals. Learn more at

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