Due to the unstable security situation in Europe, we have seen an increased need for solutions that enable secure communication exchange at a high security level. Our customers must be able to exchange all sorts of classified information, via both voice communication and document transfers. It is an honor to support the Dutch Ministry of Defense in this, and to make sure that only the intended recipients have access to their information.
We are excited to begin this new partnership between Sectra and Boston Medical Center. Moving to Sectra will offer our radiologists immediate opportunities for efficiency and productivity improvements that only come with a first class PACS solution. Beyond that, Sectra PACS & VNA will provide the backbone of an enterprise imaging strategy at Boston Medical Center. This goal will improve our providers’ ability to care for our underserved patient population by providing a consistent reading platform and access to all images across different physician specialties throughout BMC.
Sectra will enhance BMC’s physician workflow by providing its radiologists with a multi-modality enterprise overview and its orthopedic surgeons the ability to do 2D and 3D pre-operative planning.
We have used Sectra’s orthopaedic solution for many years and are excited to start our journey toward unified medical imaging management. This consolidation into a single enterprise imaging platform will improve operational effectiveness, inter-departmental collaboration, and provide modern tools for medical imaging, which underpins so much of our clinical platform. It will also eliminate duplicative data entry across multiple systems and thus reduce the likelihood of error.
It is an honor to evolve Sectra’s relationship with Osler. This expansion into enterprise imaging reflects the trust they have in Sectra’s solution and our Canadian team to deliver exceptional support. I am confident that the solution will continue to provide efficiencies and introduce emerging technologies to Osler as they grow.
During this past year, we have helped a number of healthcare providers increase their efficiency within radiology. Many regards resource and workload sharing as critical in maintaining excellent patient care in a reality of increasing pressure on radiology. On top of that, a stable solution with efficient tools for radiology reading, ease-of-use and a multi-ology approach, especially within complex diseases such as cancer, are some of the factors that I believe are critical to tackle the challenges radiology is facing. I look forward to meeting healthcare providers at RSNA to discuss strategies within diagnostic imaging.
Remote access to pathology cases will enable us to share and leverage resources between our hospitals and to facilitate the management of complex cases requiring special expertise, but also to foster teaching and research activities. It will also allow us to offer our pathologists, if they wish, a more flexible life thanks to remote work.
Access to resources, particularly specialists, is a challenge for many healthcare providers. We’re excited to have the opportunity to put our experience of implementing regional imaging solutions to use for these three university hospitals. Their joint quest to improve cancer care, combined with modern technology, has the potential to truly impact patients in this area, and we are proud to be able to contribute.
Sectra’s sophisticated architecture, built on Microsoft Azure, will provide URMC fast image access while ensuring security of patient data in the cloud.
With one shared solution across our different hospital sites, we now have the opportunity to utilize our resources more efficiently by providing remote reading for the sites without on-site radiologists. Together with high system performance and the solution’s ease-of-use, we see clear benefits for both our radiologists and their patients.
Many healthcare providers in Germany see regional co-operation and resource sharing as important components in their commitment to delivering high-quality patient care. We are proud to have the opportunity to utilize our experience and technology to contribute to ANregiomed’s improvements to radiology workflows and beyond.
Sectra offers critical components for modern healthcare, medical education and increased cybersecurity in society. Our success is the result of longstanding relationships with satisfied customers who expand their use of our solutions and recommend Sectra to others. Customer confidence is the foundation of our strong order bookings.
Genetic information is becoming increasingly important in diagnostics and precision medicine, especially within cancer care. Investing in genomics fits perfectly with our long-term ambition to be the leader in diagnostics information technology and has the potential to significantly impact patient care.
We want to give students the power to get as close to their future reality as they possibly can and at the same time help teachers to manage education efficiently in a landscape where we envisage an explosive increase in medical knowledge. Teachers and students will now be able to access Sectra’s unique visualization tools and clinical learning material through a completely new cloud-based web portal to further support that goal.
Sectra can offer the physician team at Cooper a streamlined reading approach by consolidating all imaging, regardless of its department of origin, in one patient record on one unique system.
As a health system, we aim to build a healthier Niagara. Sectra’s modern solution aids us in collaborating more efficiently and sharing resources across our five sites to improve our diagnostics and in providing the best patient care possible. It also contributes to our commitment to improving the patient journey with innovative technology.
We are excited to begin this new journey of implementing Sectra’s enterprise imaging platform to create an integrated diagnostics environment at Niagara Health between our Radiology and Cardiology departments as well as support for future growth to other areas of our hospital.
At Niagara Health, our focus was to optimize patient care through an enterprise-wide solution. This was part of our digital strategy which included a refresh of our current PACS leading to this exciting announcement of partnering with Sectra.
I am elated to welcome Niagara Health into Sectra’s enterprise imaging community in Canada. Sectra’s vision of contributing to a healthier and safer society aligns well with Niagara Health’s. I believe Sectra’s enterprise imaging solution will support Niagara Health’s IT strategy, improve workflow efficiency, and enable future growth.
The recent pandemic has highlighted the importance of being able to access slides remotely and the ability to provide flexibility and resilience in our service. Our consultants will have the ability to report routine and urgent work from home, shortly after it has been issued out of the laboratory. Consultants will be able to work collaboratively on cases from remote locations with simultaneous access to view and annotate patient slides. As a district general hospital, a proportion of our patients are referred to specialist hospitals. Improved data sharing with these specialist centers will improve the turnaround time in the patient’s pathway. Digital pathology has also facilitated the introduction of digital processes within the laboratory, reducing the need for manual transcription and improving patient safety.
This new technology will allow our staff to analyze and share samples remotely, in turn enabling us to further improve the service we provide by making sure our patients receive their test results as quickly as possible. It will also make it easier to work in collaboration with colleagues based at specialist hospitals to obtain second opinions so that patients can begin any treatment they may need promptly. We are pleased to be one of the first trusts in the country to introduce this digital pathology system which will further support our staff to deliver the best possible service.
NHS diagnostic services are undergoing the biggest transformation seen in decades, if not centuries, as disciplines like pathology digitize. East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are at the forefront of that journey, and are particularly innovative in their use of cloud computing to ensure their program remains scalable and sustainable. We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to support this transformation that will deliver significant benefits to healthcare professionals and patients.
It is vital for our customers to be able to trust the equipment they are using for exchanging highly classified information. If this information were to end up in the wrong hands, the consequences could be severe. This order confirms that our solution meets the requirements for securing communications on a high level.
Having our new imaging solution as a fully managed cloud service will allow us to shift the focus of our IT staff. Our team will be relieved of IT management responsibilities, which will be a significant benefit. We also expect to see clinical benefits, such as faster access to new features and new technology. Moving to a scalable cloud solution furthers our ambitions for a consolidated cloud system supporting all hospitals in our ICS (Integrated Care System) and is a vital first step towards realizing our collaboration potential in the north east London.
Sectra and Microsoft share a dedication to improving healthcare and provide high availability, performance and security. I am excited to leverage our experience of providing enterprise imaging in regional and collaborative settings to help Homerton Healthcare achieve clinical benefits, share workloads, and provide their clinicians with modern tools.
Our growth potential is favorable in all operating areas. The need for higher productivity, scalability and access to new technology is growing in all product areas. Our recipe for success is customer satisfaction, which in turn requires happy employees, in that order. Add to this a clear focus on growing markets, reasonable cost control, a clear vision of where we are headed and the perseverance to stay the course. Sectra’s development over the years is a testament to what a strong combination this is.
I’m excited that Sectra has been selected to support public hospitals in this incredibly important transformation to digital pathology. I am confident that together, we can improve patient care through more efficient image review, collaboration, sharing of expertise and implementation of new technology such as AI.
One of the future’s major challenges is the threat from quantum computers. This is why it’s extremely important to our customers that Sectra continues strengthening their protection and building security solutions based on quantum secure principles. I am proud of the continued trust we have received from FMV to maintain and develop Sweden’s secure communications capacity.
Our customers must be able to exchange classified communication in an efficient way no matter where they are working and still know that only the intended recipients will have access to the information. Being able to support our customers in this challenge is a great honor and a very important mission for us.
The new system will make important diagnostic images instantly available across our trusts to diagnostic reporters and people delivering care. It will also support improved access to imaging across a large parts of South East England, where many other hospitals also use the Sectra PACS.
Patients can expect their imaging to follow their care journey—whether that’s within our consortium or beyond. For example, cancer patients often move to specialist centers, and others are referred to London hospitals as part of a trauma network and then come back to us, so it is key that we can easily share and access imaging.
Accurate and timely diagnosis is key to informing appropriate treatment. Trusts in Kent will become better connected with each other and with others in the region, as they modernize diagnostic imaging to ensure the best outcomes for patients and create the best possible working conditions for radiologists and healthcare professionals.
We look forward to working together with Sectra and getting an imaging system that also allows us to further expand our usage of artificial intelligence as a means of increasing diagnostic security. Imaging is central to our work in diagnosing and treating various diseases for our patients in the Capital Region. We look forward to using the new system and providing our patients with more accurate and efficient care.
We are now seeing more and more healthcare providers choosing a cloud-based solution as a subscription. We are excited to be on this journey together with the Capital Region as they are now both adopting new emerging technology such as AI and reshaping how they access and collaborate around medical images in the whole region to further improve patient care.
Finding a modern solution to enhance our system performance and radiologist reading efficiency was crucial to our decision. We were also keen to get a solution that supports our future growth and has good AI integration and remote reading capabilities as we expect that to be highly important going forward.
I’m excited to welcome North York General Hospital as the newest member of Sectra Canada’s enterprise imaging community. Sectra’s solution can support NYGH with future growth and make it possible for them to expand and benefit from integrated diagnostics and emerging technology, such as AI or digital pathology.
With Sectra’s digital pathology solution, we are able to integrate it with our vendor-neutral archive (VNA). That makes it possible for us to access images from various diagnostic areas, which will provide us with an integrated workflow across departments. It means that we can cooperate better and ultimately provide even better patient care.
Sectra’s previous experience of digitalization projects for full-scale primary diagnostics within pathology, both in the Netherlands and globally, will be a great asset and we look forward to taking this step together to improve cancer care.
What we are achieving together with our customers is benefiting millions of patients around the world, improving medical education and helping society’s critical functions with cybersecurity. The best way that we can grow is to continue to satisfy customers who then recommend Sectra to those who are not yet our customers.
Digital pathology is now a national priority. Many NHS hospitals want to take advantage of this powerful technology to deliver a better service for patients. With NPIC, we hope to provide a proven model, underpinned with advanced technology from Sectra, that will help many more hospitals quickly realize their ambitions and benefit from the groundwork we have already done.
Our work may have begun with a regional focus, but we are moving to address some significant clinical priorities nationally in areas like paediatrics and sarcoma cancer, where pathology specialists are especially scarce. We have now identified a significantly bigger application for our programme. We have shown how digital pathology can work and we can help the rest of the NHS replicate and scale using our learnings, in order to get pathology digitized to support better patient care.
We have been working with hospitals and regions throughout the UK for years to embrace digital approaches to diagnostics in a way that improves the working lives of staff, and that enables sustainable new ways to deliver services and cope with rising demand. NHS organizations are now embarking on this journey at pace, and have an opportunity to learn from pioneers, such as those in the North of England, who have been committed to making this work, and who are now ready to scale their success.
We were looking for a vendor that we can grow with to meet future needs and a solution that supports the healthcare teams with the tools and information needed, available from one application. For example, we will now be able to perform multilingual reporting—for instance, in Dutch and French—making our reading and reporting workflow more efficient. We look forward to working with Sectra to meet our needs and being able to provide the best possible care.
Digital pathology is a huge transformation for Northern Ireland. Healthcare professionals work as part of multi-disciplinary teams, so having a range of imaging and information in one system is extremely valuable when it comes to collaboration and enabling more complete diagnostic reporting.
This represents the most significant change in cellular pathology in more than 150 years. The project has delivered a lot for biomedical science and management as we now have a live overview dashboard of all of our cases and reporting status. Granular information across specialities is completely changing our turnaround time analysis, with the potential to set more accurate expectations for clinicians and patients on when they will get results. We can more easily identify and flag routine and urgent cases.
The synergies offered from a single enterprise imaging platform are substantial and side-by-side access to both radiology and digital pathology images, on the same viewer, is a game-changer in patient care.
Receiving this positive feedback from our customers cannot be underestimated. It’s the best proof point that we have hired and retained highly skilled and motivated employees who listen to, and care about our customers. Everyone at Sectra realizes that, in the end, it is patients that benefit from the products and services we provide. This makes us immensely happy and proud.
Each year, thousands of healthcare professionals across the globe take the time to share their voice with KLAS. They know that sharing their perspective helps vendors to improve and helps their peers make better decisions. These conversations are a constant reminder to me of how necessary accurate, honest, and impartial reporting is in the healthcare industry. The Best in KLAS report and the awards it contains set the standard of excellence for software and services firms. Vendors who win the title of Best in KLAS should celebrate and remember that providers now accept only the best from their products and services. The Best in KLAS award serves as a signal to provider and payer organizations that they should expect excellence from the winning vendors.
Some of the biggest benefits will be for patients who move around the region as they are referred to specialist centres at different trusts – whether that’s for cancer care, trauma, vascular medicine, ophthalmology, head and neck, plastics, liver, pancreatic surgery and more.
Improved access to imaging will allow us to support a flexible workforce that can deploy across a regional area – that has got to be good for staff, patients, and turnaround times of reports at a time when some hospitals lack capacity. A radiographer at one trust might have capacity to help reduce another hospital’s backlog. With a regionally integrated imaging dataset, that model becomes possible.