Prominent US healthcare provider chooses Sectra for enterprise-wide imaging

Linköping, Sweden and Shelton, CT – June 5, 2018 –  International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has been awarded a contract to install its enterprise imaging PACS throughout Sanford Health. The Sectra solution, integrated with the Epic EMR, will enable access and sharing of images and information across the entire clinical pathway.

The Sectra platform will offer consistency throughout the health system and will provide collaboration across sites as well as a reduction in IT complexity. Sanford Health is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the US and is the largest employer in the Dakotas.

“It is important for us to unify our imaging IT solutions across our broad footprint of patient care,” says Allison Suttle, Chief Medical Officer at Sanford Health. “Sectra’s solution will allow us to integrate all images and information throughout our healthcare system to continue our focus of providing excellent patient care.”

In addition to the enterprise imaging PACS, the five-year agreement encompasses breast imaging, orthopaedics, 3D vessel analysis/lesion tracking as well as teaching file software and a business analytics package. Sectra’s universal viewer will allow for all Sanford providers to have access to patient images and information via a zero-footprint web application.

“Sectra has a proven track record of strong integrations and high system uptimes which is crucial for efficient reading throughout a high production environment such as Sanford Health. We look forward to growing together over the next five years and beyond,” says Mikael Anden, President of Sectra, Inc.

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is one of the largest health care systems in the US, with 44 hospitals and nearly 300 clinics in nine states and four countries. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and serving the Upper Midwest, with nearly 1,400 physicians, Sanford Health is dedicated to several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases. Sanford Health has 28,000 employees, making it the largest employer in the Dakotas. Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford over the past decade have transformed how Sanford Health can improve the human condition. For information, visit https://www.sanfordhealth.org/.

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB, +46 (0)705 23 52 27

Marie Ekström Trägårdh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, +46 (0)708 23 56 10


About Sectra 

Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,141 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit www.sectra.com

In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT solutions for the management and communication of all types of medical images—primarily in radiology, mammography, pathology, cardiology and orthopaedics, as well as other departments where medical images are used. Sectra has a strategic focus on making cancer care more efficient. More than 1,800 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use Sectra’s systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions for managing medical images and patient information. The company commands a market-leading position in Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Portugal, holds a prominent position in the UK and is growing in the US. Sectra has delivered some of the largest installations of medical IT systems worldwide and its systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.

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Sectra assists hospitals throughout the world to enhance the efficiency of care, and authorities and defense forces in Europe to protect society’s most sensitive information. Thereby, Sectra contributes to a healthier and safer society. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with direct sales in 19 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2019/2020 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,661 million. The Sectra share (STO: SECT B) is quoted on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For more information, visit https://sectra.com/.

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It is important for us to unify our imaging IT solutions across our broad footprint of patient care. Sectra’s solution will allow us to integrate all images and information throughout our healthcare system to continue our focus of providing excellent patient care.
Allison Suttle, Chief Medical Officer at Sanford Health