Sectra to provide Northern Ireland-wide radiology IT system
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland will implement an integrated solution for managing radiology information and images (RIS/PACS) provided by the Swedish IT and medical-technology company Sectra through a ten-year agreement. The solution will be used throughout the entire public healthcare system in Northern Ireland. The contract is valued at GBP 30 million and represents Sectra’s largest order to date.
Within radiology, the need for increased efficiency is expressed by hospitals’ demand to process more information, faster and at lower cost without compromising quality in patient care. This creates a demand for efficient integrated RIS/PACS solutions that enable sharing of information and reading of images generated at several hospitals.
“This major project is unique in the way it links together so many hospitals for a totally seamless workflow of images and information throughout their entire public healthcare system,” says Jan Wolffram, Managing Director of Sectra in the UK and Ireland.
Northern Ireland has about 1.8 million inhabitants and nearly one million radiology examinations are carried out every year. The installation is of significant size including some 25 hospitals, organised in five Trusts.
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President, Sectra Imtec AB, +46 705 23 52 27
Dr. Jan-Olof Brüer, CEO and President, Sectra AB, +46 13 23 52 09
About Sectra’s medical operations
Sectra develops and sells IT-systems and products for radiology, mammography and orthopedic departments. More than 950 hospitals worldwide use the system daily, together performing over 45 million radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the world leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images (PACS). In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Outside Scandinavia, Sectra’s system is installed at customers in North America and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.
About the Sectra Group
Sectra successfully develops and sells cutting-edge products in the expansive niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. The company was founded in 1978 and has its roots in the Linköping Institute of Technology in Sweden. Today, Sectra has offices in eleven countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2007/2008 fiscal year totaled SEK 743 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. For more information about Sectra visit http://www.sectra.com.
The information in this press release is such that Sectra AB (publ) is obligated to disclose in compliance with the Securities and Clearing Operations Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was released to the media for public disclosure on October 1, at 09:00 am (CET).