Major Dutch hospital enhances radiology services with IT solution from Sectra
The Dutch hospital Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has selected Sectra (STO: SECT B) as its IT and medical technology partner. The order comprises Sectra’s solution for handling and archiving radiology images (PACS). With this investment, the hospital will benefit from transparent and secure access to images and patient information throughout the patient care pathway
In total, Dutch hospitals using Sectra PACS perform around five million radiology examinations each year. This means that Sectra’s system handles about 35% of all radiology examinations conducted in the Netherlands, making Sectra the market leader in the Dutch PACS market.
“Radiology IT is truly mission critical and patient outcome depends on system availability and workflow,” says Peter Osinga, Managing Director of Sectra Benelux. “Our market-leading position confirms that we meet our customer’s requirements in terms of stable solutions with the functionality, performance and connected services required for them to provide high-quality and safe care.”
Most patients undergo radiology examinations as part of the diagnosis and treatment process for their illness or injury. This means that managing and communicating images and information rapidly and efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units is highly significant for the quality of the care provided for the patients. The Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis hospital is set to merge with Sectra’s customer, Sint Lucas Andreas Ziekenhuis, in the summer of 2015 and together, they perform a combined total of more than 300,000 radiology examinations per year. With the medical IT solution from Sectra, it will be easy for the medical personnel to share patient information and radiology images with each other. This will facilitate the efficient utilization of resources and increase the potential for effective and safe healthcare.
Sectra ranked #1 in customer satisfaction
Sectra PACS was first installed more than 20 years ago and now manages more than 70 million annual radiology examinations worldwide. A recently published customer satisfaction study by the research firm KLAS, "2014 Best in KLAS: Software and Services," shows that customers applaud the solution for its ease of use, overall product quality and available functionality. According to the study, Sectra PACS ranks #1 globally and in the US. As a result, Sectra received the prestigious healthcare IT industry award “Best in KLAS” in the new category Global PACS but also, for the second consecutive year, “Best in KLAS” among hospitals over 200 beds in the US. In addition Sectra was ranked Category Leader in the categories: Community PACS and Ambulatory PACS. KLAS, gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance.
Find out why Sectra receives such high customer ratings at: sectra.com/klas
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.