Sectra signs renewed long-term contract with one of the Nordic region’s largest private care providers
Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a five-year contract with the Norwegian care provider, Curato Røntgen AS. The contract is an extension and expansion of the earlier cooperation under which Sectra will retain full responsibility for technology, management and service relating to Curato’s IT system, including its radiology IT solutions. The total order value amounts to approximately EUR 9.5 M.
Curato is one of the Nordic region’s largest private care providers of radiological examinations, with 12 clinics located throughout Norway and one clinic in Sweden. Curato performs a total of about 600,000 examinations every year.
Since 2009, Curato has used Sectra’s complete solution for handling and communicating patient information (RIS) and radiology images (PACS). With the new contract, the customer will also gain access to new, advanced image-management functionality and the Sectra OneConnect service, which supports the secure sharing of images, even with clinics outside Curato’s own networks, thereby enhancing the possibilities for effective care.
“We are very satisfied with Sectra and pleased about the new contract. We are dependent on secure storage of our images, that they are available quickly and that we can easily communicate and share images between our clinics,” says Erik Kreyberg Normann, CEO of Curato. “This is important for us as a supplier and for our patients, since they must be able to feel confident that their images are securely stored and available to our radiologists when they need them.”
“Curato does not compromise on its demands regarding availability and functionality, since these are the requirements for the company’s ability to provide its patients with care of the highest quality,” says Petter Østbye, head of Sectra’s medical IT operations in Scandinavia. “Demanding customers like Curato help Sectra to remain a future-secure supplier to the healthcare sector. We are highly gratified to have received the renewed confidence of Curato.”
Curato is one of the Nordic region’s largest radiology companies. The company is a partner to the public health service. Curato has contracts with all four regional health companies, distributed among 12 radiology clinics thorughout Norway, as well as a recently established mammography department in Uppsala, Sweden.
For further information, see www.curato.no
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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.