Burnbank’s data sharing service honored with award for excellence in healthcare IT
Burnbank Systems, a member of the Sectra Group, has been voted the winner of a UK award program in the category “Outstanding work in healthcare imaging informatics”. This is the second award in two years presented to Burnbank Systems for its medical data sharing service, the Image Exchange Portal.
The Image Exchange Portal was originally procured by the Department of Health in the UK to provide a common system for exchanging diagnostic images between 120 healthcare providers across England. Through user engagement, it was enhanced to enable image transfers between the publicly funded UK national healthcare system (NHS) hospitals. It now regularly exceeds 7,000 studies per day and has more than 300 connected sites, with well over 7,000 users in the UK. The award was presented by eHealth Insider, a British website for healthcare IT news, in association with British Telecommunications plc.
User engagement and support has enabled Burnbank to develop the service in line with patient care, taking it from an administrative tool to replace CDs to a service that supports direct delivery of clinical care, particularly for acute out-of-hours care, including Stroke & Trauma.
Peter Young, Burnbank’s Managing Director said “This award recognizes the success of the service and the efforts of the users in supporting its development and deployment. This has ensured it meets the daily clinical requirements to improve patient care”.
About the EHI program
The EHI awards program is dedicated to highlighting and rewarding the hard work and excellence in UK healthcare organizations and is open to any healthcare IT organization of any size based in the UK.
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 55 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