Growing Belgian healthcare provider orders enterprise image management solution from Sectra

Linköping, Sweden – May 9, 2017 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed an enterprise imaging contract with the expanding Belgian healthcare provider AZ Delta. The solution will be used across all of its locations and enables access to medical images and patient information regardless of at which of AZ Delta’s locations the clinician work. The shared IT solution enhances collaboration, both between medical disciplines and between the hospitals —a key factor for efficient care.

One of the hospitals within AZ Delta used Sectra as its imaging vendor before the merger. Through this contract, Sectra’s solution will be used across all AZ Delta’s hospital locations and include multiple medical disciplines—radiology, orthopeadics, nuclear medicine and cardiology. In addition to Sectra PACS and VNA, the contract includes advanced visualization tools, integrated speech reporting and Sectra’s pre-operative planning solution for orthopaedic surgery. The solution will handle approximately 300,000 examinations a year.

“With Sectra as our vendor, we will be able to smoothly expand the solution as we grow, to include additional hospitals and medical disciplines. That advantage, as well as the possibility to geographically work from anywhere, were especially important to us in our choice of vendor. From our earlier experience with Sectra, we know that the solution has very high system availability and that Sectra’s support team will be there for us when we need assistance,” says  Dr. J. Marrannes, Head of the Radiology Department at AZ Delta .

Sectra’s Enterprise Image Management solution
Sectra’s complete enterprise imaging offering is modular and supports the most image-intense departments—radiology, pathology, cardiology and orthopaedics. Being built on the same technical platform, customers can easily extend a departmental solution to create a comprehensive VNA and enterprise image management solution without major investments or the replacement of existing components

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For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra  AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27
Marie Ekström Trägårdh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10

About Sectra 
The world needs more efficient healthcare and more secure communication. Sectra plays a key role in meeting these needs. Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with subsidiaries in 14 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2015/2016 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,073 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com

In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT solutions for the management and communication of all types of medical images – primarily in radiology, mammography, pathology and orthopaedics, as well as other departments where medical images are used. Sectra has a strategic focus on making cancer care more efficient. More than 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use Sectra’s systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions for managing medical images and patient information. The company commands a market-leading position in Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Portugal, holds a prominent position in the UK and is growing in the US. Sectra has delivered some of the largest installations of medical IT systems worldwide and its systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.

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Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with subsidiaries in 15 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com.

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With Sectra as our vendor, we will be able to smoothly expand the solution as we grow, to include additional hospitals and medical disciplines. That advantage, as well as the possibility to geographically work from anywhere, were especially important to us in our choice of vendor. From our earlier experience with Sectra, we know that the solution has very high system availability and that Sectra’s support team will be there for us when we need assistance.
Dr. J. Marrannes, Head of the Radiology Department at AZ Delta