Prominent hospitals in the Netherlands opt for Sectra
The medical imaging IT company, Sectra , (STO: SECT B), has signed ten-year contracts with two Dutch hospitals, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht, and Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven. With Sectra’s solution the hospitals’ radiology department will be able to improve productivity and patient care.
Most patients undergo a radiology examination at one point or another during their treatment. Increased efficiency in the handling of images and patient information contributes to better use of resources throughout the care chain and this is vital for delivering high-quality diagnosis and treatment. Sectra’s solution enhances the efficiency of each step of the care process, from when a physician refers a patient for a radiology examination to when radiology images and responses to referrals are returned.
“More and more hospitals in the Netherlands are choosing Sectra as their provider of IT solutions and our growing customer base now comprises 18 hospitals. Like the Albert Schweitzer Hospital and Catharina Hospital, many of our customers choose to extend the use of Sectra’s medical imaging IT solutions to also handle patient information (RIS),” says Marie Ekström, Head of Sectra’s radiology IT business.
The orders include upgrades of the customers’ existing systems for managing digital radiology images (PACS) as well as service and support. The hospitals will also implement Sectra’s system for efficient handling of patient information (RIS).
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, 46 (0)708 23 56 10
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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 70 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