US imaging group improves radiology services with regional IT solution from Sectra
Six San Diego County locations of Valley Radiology Consultants are now using PACS, RIS and Breast Imaging PACS from the medical imaging IT company, Sectra. These integrated IT solutions will assist the group to improve workflow, report turnaround and service to its referring physician community.
“We selected Sectra’s products to help us meet meaningful use objectives, gain a competitive advantage and support our future growth,” says Chief Executive Officer, Robert Muehlberg.
Sectra PACS allows reading from any site, regardless of imaging location, and provides referring physicians the ability to view images and reports on their tablet devices. Sectra RIS, a CCHIT® certified EHR module, is designed to grow with Valley Radiology Consultants as they expand their practice and allows them to qualify for funding by supporting the Stage 1 meaningful use measures in the US. Sectra Breast Imaging PACS enables radiologists to efficiently review all modalities from the same workstation, while taking advantage of important features such as breast density measurement.
“With our focus on providing a competitive advantage by meeting and exceeding the requirements of the referring physicians, we are excited to watch the success of Valley Radiology for the long-term,” says President of Sectra North America, Mikael Anden.
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