Sectra’s track record of 100% availability in radiology IT secures long-term VNA contract with Dutch hospital

Linköping, June 28, 2016 -  Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a long-term contract with Alrijne Hospital in the Netherlands. The contract is an extension of an existing contract and comprises Sectra’s enterprise image management solution, including Sectra VNA, for handling different types of medical images. Intially, the solution will provide healthcare professionals at Alrijne Hospital with a single access point to medical images for radiology and nuclear medicine, thereby simplifying the day-to-day work of the physicians and contributing to better, more efficient healthcare. 

Alrijne Hospital is a merger of the hospitals Rijnland Ziekenhuis, which has used Sectra’s solution for handling radiology and nuclear medicine images (PACS) for 14 years, and Diaconessenhuis Leiden, which will replace its existing radiology PACS.

“We have been using Sectra’s solution for quite some time and, with 100% uptimes, it was an obvious choice to extend the contract with Sectra,” says Martin Grob MHA, Cluster Manager at Alrijne Zorggroep.

With the solution from Sectra, it will be easy for the two merged hospitals to share patient information and medical images. This will facilitate the efficient utilization of resources and contribute to effective and safe healthcare.

About Sectra’s Enterprise Image Management solution

Sectra’s enterprise image management offering includes: solutions for efficient storage of all types of images, video, audio and documents (Sectra VNA); solutions that enable cooperation and dialog between various departments and hospitals; IT systems that enhance the efficiency of image-intense workflows relating to diagnostics and responses (Sectra PACS), and the possibility for everyone in the care pathway to view a patient’s complete information through an enterprise viewer.

For further information, please contact:
Marie Ekström Trägårdh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10  
Simo Pykälistö, CFO and Executive Vice President, Sectra AB, 46 (0) 703 51 53 03

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 2015/2016 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,073 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 subsidiaries in 15 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 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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We have been using Sectra’s solution for quite some time and, with 100% uptimes, it was an obvious choice to extend the contract with Sectra.
Martin Grob MHA, Cluster Manager at Alrijne Zorggroep