British hospital consortium opts for Sectra’s region-wide medical imaging IT system to six Trusts
The IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a contract in the UK to supply the medical imaging IT system, Sectra PACS, to the Salisbury, Wight and South Hampshire Domain NHS Trust (SWASH) consortium. The contract runs for seven years.
“It is very encouraging to see that our efforts in the UK market have lead to this order. The UK is a highly advanced medical market with strict requirements regarding quality and service, and this order confirms that we are a very good choice for customers with high demands.”
The consortium’s choice of Sectra as its preferred supplier of the region-wide PACS was publicly announced in a press release in December 2012.
“It is very encouraging to see that our efforts in the UK market have lead to this order. The UK is a highly advanced medical market with strict requirements regarding quality and service, and this order confirms that we are a very good choice for customers with high demands,” says Torbjörn Kronander, President of Sectra.
SWASH is implementing IT systems that interact with each other so data relating to medical imaging examinations can be seamlessly accessible across all NHS organisations within the Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and surrounding areas signed up to the consortium.
Sectra PACS is a web-based performance solution for wide-area radiology, enabling efficient workload-sharing across multiple sites, even for very large image stacks over strained networks. By implementing Sectra PACS, the six NHS (National Health Service) Trusts involved in the consortium will be able to benefit from a more efficient flow of images and information throughout the region. Images and information will be available to the reading radiologist regardless of where in the region the images were originally taken, which will result in shorter lead times, thus improving service to referring physicians. In the end, the patient benefits from shorter waiting times and improved care through increased flexibility in where their radiology examinations are performed.
NHS Trusts involved in the consortium include: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Solent NHS Trust, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.
The information in this press release is such that Sectra AB (publ) is obligated to disclose in compliance with the Swedish Securities and Clearing Operations Act. The information was submitted for publication on 8 February, 2013 at 08:45 a.m. (CET).
Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women’s health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,400 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 70 million radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images. In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Sectra’s systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.
Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden. The company’s business operation includes cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2011/2012 fiscal year totaled SEK 823 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com