Large US hospital chain to expand Sectra PACS into a VNA for enterprise imaging

Linköping, Sweden – April 13, 2016 - International medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that ProMedica has entered into a six-year contract to expand its current Sectra PACS into a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA). This will provide enterprise image management capabilities including viewing, distribution, and archiving of one million radiology, cardiology, dermatology and ophthalmology images annually. Via integration with the Epic EHR, physicians will have access to their patients’ complete imaging history enabling improved efficiencies and patient care.  

“Sectra has been a great partner for us in our Epic implementation with its tight integration. We enjoy our relationship with their development and support teams who have allowed us to optimize the PACS environment as it complements our EHR,” comments Debi Brobst, VP of Clinical Services at ProMedica.

Serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, the thirteen-hospital system has been in a growth mode and will install Sectra PACS in two recently acquired facilities. Additionally to aid the expansion of Sectra PACS to a platform for true enterprise image management, newly released advanced visualization tools from Sectra will improve PACS reading functionality for diagnostic imaging, mammography and nuclear medicine radiologists.

“Sectra and ProMedica have enjoyed a collaborative relationship since 2007. With our flexible architecture, we are able to build on the existing configuration and provide an enterprise platform that will allow ProMedica to continue delivering excellent patient care,” says Sectra North American President, Mikael Anden.

Sectra VNA supports patient-centered workflow by enabling capture, storage and access to virtually any image and multi-media. The solution offers strong total cost of ownership.  Sectra VNA is both storage-vendor agnostic and workflow vendor independent, enabling efficient communication with surrounding systems.

About ProMedica

ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The 13-hospital system has more than 17,000 employees, 2,300 physicians with privileges, and more than 800 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Additionally it offers a health plan, Paramount, which serves 320,000 members including more than 225,000 members in the statewide Medicaid plan. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica offers a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in areas such as emergency medicine and trauma, behavioral health, heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women’s and children’s servicesThe health system has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to raise awareness about hunger as a health issue. For more information about ProMedica, please visit www.promedica.org/aboutus

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

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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 2014/2015 fiscal year totaled SEK 961 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 direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2017/2018 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,267 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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