US Kettering Health Network selects enterprise imaging from Sectra to increase reading efficiency
Linköping, Sweden and Shelton, CT – November 7, 2018 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that its enterprise imaging solution for radiology and digital pathology was ordered by Kettering Health Network (KHN). Sectra will install its solution, integrated with the Epic EMR, throughout KHN to provide a consolidated overview of patient images and information to support increased reading and reporting efficiency.
Sectra’s enterprise imaging PACS will promote high system availability at KHN’s eight hospitals and 120 outpatient facilities located in southwestern Ohio. It will ensure improved system performance and speed for all remote and hospital-based users in the 2,100 physician network.
Additionally, Sectra’s solution will support KHN’s state-of-the-art cancer fighting technologies and care. KHN will have the ability to use digital pathology for frozen sections from the surgical suite allowing pathologists to remotely make an initial determination of whether all cancerous cells have been removed or not during an ongoing surgery. This can be done with the pathologist in a different location than the actual surgery taking place. Sectra’s digital pathology solution for primary diagnostics is still pending FDA approval in the US.
“I am elated that Kettering Health Network has chosen our imaging solution for their enterprise. Our consistently high system uptimes and intuitive workflow will improve performance for radiologists and referring physicians. I’m also eager to together, break new grounds in digital pathology. We, at Sectra, are hopeful that these efforts will produce results that will benefit patient outcomes,” says Mikael Anden, President of Sectra, Inc.
The contract was signed in October.
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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
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 2017/2018 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,267 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.