London North West Healthcare NHS Trust partners with Sectra for a new image management solution
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust in London has awarded the IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO: SECT B) a ten-year contract to supply radiology IT (PACS). The Trust chose Sectra’s solutions to facilitate more efficient medical image-handling throughout the Trust’s hospitals and enable cost-savings through the sharing of resources.
Most patients undergo radiology examinations as part of the diagnosis and treatment process for their illness or injury. This means that managing and communicating medical images and information rapidly and efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units is paramount to the quality of the care provided for the patients.
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust consists of newly merged Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust and serves a population of approximately 850,000. With the medical IT solution from Sectra, it will be easy for the hospitals within the Trust to share patient information and radiology images with each other. This will facilitate the efficient utilization of resources and will increase the potential for effective and safe healthcare. The solution will also make images and information available to authorized radiologists and referring physicians at other London hospitals who have also recently procured a Sectra solution such as any of Barts Health hospitals, The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust and The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust.
US healthcare providers gave Sectra a top rating in the PACS category according to the 2013 customer satisfaction survey conducted by market research company KLAS. Sectra’s image management solution, Sectra PACS, was awarded “Best in KLAS” in the “2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report. KLAS, gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews.
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has been using Sectra PACS since 2005 as part of the National Programme for IT. The contract is a new agreement for a new solution made directly between Sectra and London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and has been ordered through the NHS Supply Chain.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President, Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27
Marie Ekström, Executive Vice President, Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10
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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 2013/2014 fiscal year totaled SEK 853 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com
In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies 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.