Sectra announces partnership agreement with RIS Logic, U.S.
Sectra announces partnership agreement with RIS Logic, U.S. The Swedish IT and medical technology company Sectra has signed a partnership agreement with U.S.-based RIS Logic, provider of Radiology Information Systems (RIS) for imaging centers in North America. Through this partnership, Sectra's system for processing and archiving of digital images, (PACS), will be fully integrated with RIS Logic's radiology information system, (RIS). The integrated solution will create a simpler, faster, unified compelling system allowing single log-in access to both RIS and PACS functionality, one-button click on the radiologist work list to access PACS images, and RIS-controlled image routing. "We recognized that our product's strengths formed an ideal complement with RIS Logic," says John Goble, president of Sectra North America. "We both are leaders in providing the radiology community with different, yet complementary technologies that are critically important to their operations, " John Goble adds. As a distributor, RIS Logic will market and install the integrated solution primarily to outpatient diagnostic imaging centers in the U.S. There are about 4,000 diagnostic imaging centers in the U.S. market, which indicates an enormous potential. "Our customers at diagnostic imaging centers have uniformly told us they are driven to find a single, integrated system vendor to provide the critical information and image management tools that power their practices," says Daniel H. Quigg, RIS Logic President and CEO. "Attacking those needs together with Sectra, from a position of strength, is a very compelling story, and it allows us to strengthen our promise to accelerate the productivity of our customers," Daniel H. Quigg adds. About RIS Logic RIS Logic, founded in 1997 by Dr. Frank E. Seidelmann, provides HIPAA- compliant, comprehensive radiology information systems (RIS). RIS Logic has a client base with over 170 sites, and markets to diagnostic outpatient imaging centers in North America. For more information visit www.rislogic.com. RIS Logic Contact: Christine Boehm, Director of Marketing, RIS Logic Inc, 1-866-747-5644, firstname.lastname@example.org. About Sectra Sectra is one of today's major diagnostic imaging providers with more than 350 installations worldwide. The Sweden-based company operates through partners in most of the world, but delivers directly to end- customers in some markets. Sectra's core business is to deliver top-of- the-line high-availability, robust enterprise diagnostic imaging for 24/7 operation. In Sweden and Norway, which are currently the countries with the largest penetration of diagnostic imaging systems in the world, Sectra holds a dominant market leadership with more than 50 percent of all film-free installations. The company has its largest number of installed systems in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark but has also, through partnerships, systems installed in most major countries in Europe, the Far East and North America. For more information, visit www.sectra.com. For further information, please contact: Sectra Imtec AB, Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President, +46 705 23 52 27, email@example.com or Sectra AB, Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, President and CEO, +46 13 23 52 09, firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our website http://www.sectra.com Sectra's operations Sectra has its roots in Linköping Technical University and is one of Sweden's fastest growing high-tech companies in the IT area. Since the mid-1980s, Sectra has successfully conducted development and sales of high-technology medical IT and telecommunications products. Today, the business includes products in medical systems, secure communication systems and wireless information systems. Sectra's medical business is conducted in Sectra Imtec AB, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sectra AB. Internationally, Sectra PACSTM is marketed and sold through different partners. Business is conducted in eight countries with a total of 272 employees. Sales for the fiscal year May 2001-April 2002 reached SEK 426 million. Since March 1999, Sectra's shares have been quoted on the O list of the Stockholm Exchange. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/14/20030314BIT00070/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/14/20030314BIT00070/wkr0002.pdf