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    A major factor for choosing Sectra was their high system uptime rates and strong physician satisfaction rankings in KLAS. Our radiologists enjoyed the enterprise wide system to distribute images quickly and efficiently across a very large geographic area. This will result in increased efficiencies for our business and referring physicians while providing swifter results for our patients.
    Barry Nielsen, CEO of Cascade Medical Imaging and Central Oregon Radiology Associates
    To receive these accolades from users all over the globe, demonstrates the quality of our people and our software, regardless of where in the world or where in the hospital these customers work. It also shows our dedication to making our customers successful in every discipline we choose to enter—in radiology as well as in the broader field of enterprise imaging or cybersecurity
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    To maintain Sectra PACS as ‘Best in KLAS’ for four straight years demonstrates the consistency of what we do and the strength of our products and people. Our recent success is most definitely attributable to this prestigious distinction.
    Mikael Anden, president of Sectra North America
    I’m pleased to be working with Sectra on expanding our image storage in a secure environment. The ability to archive both radiology and cardiology images in the cloud allows our providers to retrieve and share images to better collaborate on and coordinate care for our patients.
    Linda Womack, executive director at John Muir Health
    Implementing a pathology solution on this scale requires integration between several different IT solutions throughout the 50 labs. Sectra’s philosophy and proven track record of implementing standard-based integration is a core strength for us, which makes me extra proud to be part of this unique project.
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    Poland is a large market where healthcare reforms have been made in order to modernize hospitals. These conditions make Poland an interesting market for us. Opta-Tech’s experience and stable market position makes it an important business partner.
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    We want to offer an efficient workflow for radiologists and other diagnosticians, and have been looking for a fast PACS with integrated reporting. Sectra's toolbox allows us to work efficiently from a single work spot.
    Prof. Dr. Arno Bücker, Director of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Saarland University Hospital
    Västerbotten County Council is a good example of the type of healthcare providers that are among the first to adopt digital pathology in the market. They are a geographically distributed region and as such can see an interesting business case for going fully digital in pathology by being able to share digital images rather than sending physical glass slides.
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    Our group prides itself in being a radiological practice that combines best of breed innovation with a human-centered approach to healthcare. Sectra’s solution, with its track record of extremely high system availability and continuous development, suits us very well. In addition, with Sectra’s solution we will be able to efficiently expand the system to other departments if we want to do so in the future.
    Dr Marthinus Malan at Dr’s De Beer and De Jager
    Russian healthcare providers are starting to digitize pathology making this an interesting market for us. BioVitrum’s previous experience and network in pathology makes them an important business partner for us. Also, through this addition to our distribution network we can now deliver a solution for integrated diagnostics to this market.
    Marie Ekström Trägårdh, President at Sectra Imaging IT Solutions
    With a vision of contributing to a healthier and safer society, Sectra delivers stable solutions with a high level of availability for some of society’s most critical functions. Both internal and external customer satisfaction surveys confirm that our customers appreciate our efforts. In a recent survey of decision-makers in the North American healthcare market, Sectra once again outranked its competitors. This high level of customer satisfaction and long-term future focus is helping to strengthen our position in Sectra’s niche areas.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Quality is profitable. We delivered a strong financial performance in the second quarter, with continued positive trends with respect to the Group’s sales, operating profit and cash flow—despite the fact that our results were adversely impacted by currency effects, particularly in the UK, and that earnings for the second quarter were charged with long-term investments in future growth areas such as digital pathology and IT security for critical infrastructure. Our investments in these areas are growing as the markets mature, which will have a dampening effect on our earnings trend for the current fiscal year.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Although order bookings for the quarter showed an adequate improvement, we will not be entirely satisfied until our annual growth rate increases further. We are seeing light at the end of the tunnel for the Secure Communications business area, both in terms of the existing crypto business and in the new area of critical infrastructure, where we are experiencing strong market interest.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Healthcare in Africa is entering a phase of modernization. This partnership with Tecmed Africa enables Sectra to be part of that transformation and, based on our extensive experience from markets where similar modernization has taken place, help African hospitals to tackle their challenges.
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    Sectra’s enterprise image management platform enables healthcare providers that already have a stable archive for radiology images to conveniently expand that existing infrastructure to also capture, store and share other types of medical images. Having medical images in the same system increases efficiency for the IT department and facilitates collaboration across disciplines.
    Marie Ekström Trägårdh, President at Sectra Imaging IT Solutions
    ProMedica and Sectra have a long history of collaboration. The ability to easily access images from both radiology and cardiology will allow us to continue delivering excellent patient care and improve communication between disciplines.
    Debi Brobst, VP of Applications at ProMedica
    With Sectra, we have found the most efficient enterprise imaging solution for us. The solution will enable our radiologists and physicians to work within the same system regardless of their location, sharing both information and workload. This will create significant progress towards our constant goal of improving patient care.
    PD Dr Thomas Lehnert, Head of the radiology department at Gesundheit Nordhessen
    Sectra has impressed once again with a very high Net Promoter Score among its PACS customers. No one else seems to be engendering this much loyalty. The fact that Sectra can maintain high scores with both IT approaches is unique.
    Chris Jensen, Executive Vice President of peer60
    The Sectra IEP deployed throughout Wales has significantly improved the transfer of radiology images. It has facilitated the work of users of all staff grades, many of whom work outside radiology, to request and transfer images in a fast and secure way
    Tom Henderson, PACS Manager at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
    A major factor influencing our choice of Sectra PACS is its enhanced efficiency for viewing the entire spectrum of breast imaging studies.
    Caroline Reich M.D., a radiologist and CEO of Women’s Imaging Associates
    This approval for RESTRICTED is confirmation that the Sectra/Samsung solution meets the highest demands and user needs for security in an environment where new serious threats against smartphones are appearing more and more frequently.
    Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications
    High operational reliability and usability were important criteria in our choice of radiology solution – criteria that Sectra was able to meet. It was also crucial that the solution could be integrated with our existing VNA in order to facilitate joint regional work processes and efficient, region-wide collaboration and information exchange. Our hope is that this will contribute to improved quality and higher productivity in healthcare by providing better access to updated clinical information
    Erik M. Hansen, CEO of Helse Vest IKT
    Thanks to our cooperation with Sectra, we now have the opportunity to offer a complete treatment chain for this serious disease, from initial risk assessment to follow-up and possibly further examinations and treatment.
    Charlotta Wikström, Head of Unilabs’ radiology operation
    We reported a stable first quarter and the key figures for our financial goals remain above our target levels. Order bookings exceeded net sales on an annual basis, but were below the level recorded in the comparative quarter. Order volumes vary considerably between quarters, since individual multiyear customer contracts can be significant in size. Nevertheless, we must keep an eye on this trend. The Group’s sales, operating profit and cash flow increased during the quarter, despite unfavorable currency fluctuations.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    We operate in niche markets where there is a growing need for the products and solutions offered by Sectra. Our order bookings are significantly higher than our net sales, and we have a growing number of customers with multiyear managed-services agreements, which provide long-term stability. The Group’s financial position is favorable, and we have several exciting initiatives in the pipeline that we hope will contribute to future growth.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    This contract with Premier reflects the success we have had with Sectra DoseTrack over the last three years. Our software flexibility and customizations confirm our ongoing dedication to customer satisfaction.
    Mikael Anden, President, Sectra North America
    On course to realizing our vision - with satisfied customers, innovative offerings and achieved financial goals
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    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
    “Our Group-financed managed-services agreements for medical IT systems had the greatest impact on the Group’s positive performance in terms of sales, operating profit and cash flow. Several customers with extensive agreements deployed Sectra’s systems in late 2014/2015 and early 2015/2016. This had a positive effect on the performance of the Imaging IT Solutions business area. Managed-services agreements are handled by our financing unit, which has grown more than 60% and is now the Group’s second-largest operation.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    I am delighted to announce that we have fulfilled all of the Group’s financial goals, despite the fact that not all areas performed as expected. Please note that a more precise definition has been established for Sectra’s growth goal, since the previous target could be interpreted in different ways. However, both definitions of the growth goal – which is based on operating profit per share – were fulfilled.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Sectra has a strong brand – not only in medical IT, but also in the highly advanced IT security segment. While Imaging IT Solutions performed well, the Secure Communications business area has failed to meet our expectations for several years. We are now refocusing our efforts in this area through the launch of analysis and monitoring services for customers in the energy sector, the largest subsegment within critical infrastructure. Players in this area have significant value that must be protected. Unauthorized data access could result in the loss of human lives, serious injuries, major financial losses or jeopardize the safety of the entire country. Helping customers in the energy sector to protect their control systems is fully in line with our vision of contributing to a healthier and safer society. This new venture is an important part of our ongoing efforts to restore profitable growth in the Secure Communications business area.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    With his keen business sense, leadership qualities and understanding of the sector, Simo Pykälistö has the right prerequisites to drive the business area’s growth program, where our focus is on broadening the business area’s offering to new customer segments, primarily critical infrastructure.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB.
    Energy and water distribution are areas in which we see an opportunity to contribute to a stable and secure society by leveraging Sectra’s unique expertise in data security and threat analyses. Accordingly, we are expanding our offering in secure communication with security assessments and monitoring services for such operations that are essential to society. These are services that allow customers to make use of the opportunities presented by new technology without increasing their exposure to risks.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    To reap the full benefits of the IoT, there’s an obvious need for intelligent security assessments.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO, Sectra AB
    For the third consecutive year, Sectra topped its segment in the industry’s most important customer satisfaction survey for IT systems in healthcare. The survey was performed by the analyst company KLAS, and our system for managing medical images, Sectra PACS, was ranked highest in Europe, the US and globally. Sectra was awarded top ratings for the stability and ease-of-use of its system, as well as for its employees, proactive service, high-quality implementation and training. This ranking in the KLAS survey shows that customers have a high level of confidence in Sectra and our ability to help them deliver efficient healthcare of the highest quality.
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB
    Order bookings are significantly higher than our net sales, which bodes well for the future since many orders are spread over a long period, and we are growing in all areas. Although we are making progress in all areas, I must emphasize that it is unsatisfactory that we have not succeeded in reversing the earnings trend in Secure Communications. Our ongoing efforts to boost our international sales and broaden the business area’s offering to include new customer segments had a negative impact on profit for the period and were not sufficient to entirely compensate for our declining sales to our principal customer in Sweden. In the long term, these efforts are expected to restore our margins and growth to an acceptable level.
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB
    To me, winning both the Global and the US awards for customer satisfaction proves that our consistent strategy to develop medical IT solutions that really make a difference to our customers’ daily work is paying off.
    Marie Ekström Trägårdh, President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions
    Sectra truly listens to their customers, and that results in innovation and continued training to ensure the product is well maintained and high performing. Over the last few years, the other vendors in this category have failed to react to industry needs and be innovative.
    Comment by Hospital Manager at KLAS website (refer to:
    Sectra has a genuine passion to maintain the highest customer satisfaction and to support our customers in delivering efficient, top quality healthcare. To receive the Best in KLAS award for the third consecutive year makes me incredibly proud.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    The best things about having this product are its reliability and Sectra's service. The product hardly ever goes down, and when we reach out to Sectra, they are knowledgeable and get back to us right away. They solve our problems.
    Hospital Director, December 2015 on the KLAS website (refer to:
    Providing services to the medical care sector via the Internet is a delivery model that we can see is increasing in importance and remote viewing of medical images is a growing area due to efficiency requirements and, in certain cases, staff shortages in the medical care sector. RxEye is a small company with products that complement our offering of IT services, which can enhance the efficiency of communication and use of resources in medical care.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    As a result of this transaction and the accompanying access to Sectra’s customer and sales network, the service can continue to be developed and contribute to simplifying the everyday work of radiologists and pathologists.
    Lars Henriksson, Investment manager at Industrifonden, one of the former principal owners of RxEye
    We take care of a large number of patients within our operations, which places demands on safe, stable and easy-to-use systems. With Sectra, we can maintain the high quality of our services and meet our customers’ expectations.
    Jan Hörnström, Business Area Manager for Unilabs Radiology
    With a new, comprehensive radiological imaging system, we will gain new functionality and more efficient handling of examinations and accompanying images, which will result in more rapid and accurate reporting of diagnostic observations. In particular, this applies to our cancer patients, an area in which we are seeing a rising need for cooperation and faster exchange of information.
    Maria Bergkvist, County Manager of Imaging and Functional Medicine in the County Healthcare Division
    We are seeing increased demand from our customers for the purchase of IT solutions such as cloud services, as this generates large cost and operational advantages for customers and suppliers.
    Magnus Sjöberg, Sales Manager for Sectra’s operations in Scandinavia
    We reported strong sales growth in all operating segments during the quarter, but our expenses also increased. This was mainly attributable to the resources and expenses incurred in connection with large, ongoing installation projects in Imaging IT Solutions – Group-financed projects that have not yet been recognized in earnings at Group level. To a lesser extent, we are seeing the effects of our investments in future growth, particularly with respect to digital pathology. However, we believe that our profit level will improve again once these large installation projects reach the operational phase and thereby begin contributing to stable long-term development.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    In our major business areas, we often perform better in markets where Sectra conducts its own sales than we do through partnerships. Accordingly, we plan to devote greater focus to establishing operations in markets that we believe have significant potential. One such area is the market for secure communication systems in Finland, where the Secure Communications business area acquired EXP Analytics Oy during the second quarter. EXP Analytics Oy sells consulting services in the field of information security.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Thanks to our close, long-term customer relationships, our focus on high customer satisfaction, our high-quality and innovative products, and our strong financial position, we have the necessary prerequisites to continue driving the development of solutions that can improve people’s quality of life, reduce society’s healthcare costs and contribute to a safer society. This is how we create customer value, which in turn can lead to a favorable, long-term return for our shareholders.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Because we are located in a rural community, it was a priority to invest in a breast PACS that could offer connectivity with sub-specialists around the globe. Not only does Sectra have a proven track record of flawlessly connecting specialists, they also have excellent tools for reading 3D tomosynthesis. I have made it a priority to invest in the best technology available for my practice and Sectra was a logical extension of that decision.
    Andrea Woodroof, MD and founder of Kentucky Breast Care
    “The solution supports radiologists and pathologists in conducting more efficient, patient-centered multi-disciplinary team meetings or tumor boards, with an enhanced level of quality, by providing access to all relevant clinical information and a complete patient imaging record. For the IT department, a common backbone has clear advantages – for example, it results in one less IT system and departmental infrastructure to manage, as well as less integration and fewer interfaces with surrounding healthcare IT systems, such as the EMR.”
    Mats Björnemo, Vice President of Product Management at Sectra