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    We have high-production radiology departments where system availability and efficient workflows are crucial to deliver the quality of care that our patients demand. With Sectra’s solution, we achieve that. Consolidating the four existing solutions will further support efficient collaboration within the consortium, and we are looking forward to continuing to develop our radiology and enterprise imaging together with Sectra.
    Dr Mark Griffiths, Clinical Lead for SWASH
    It is very rewarding to have long-time radiology customers, such as Hillcrest, grow their enterprise imaging platform with Sectra. As we increase our market presence in cardiology, we look to our existing users who appreciate our extraordinary customer service and support.
    Mikael Anden, President of Sectra, Inc
    When our customers improve their quality of healthcare and become more efficient by using our solution, we have succeeded. Happy users are the ultimate proof of customer satisfaction and it’s an honor to be acknowledged for it.
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    Sectra listens. They frequently touch base. Their product is probably the best that we have seen. Our users are highly satisfied. And Sectra is very easy to work with.
    US Director, October 2019
    Sectra’s service is fantastic. They are proactive. Their communication is excellent. The system is extremely user friendly. The interface is very easy to use and is very intuitive. Very little training is needed for new users.
    Canadian Manager, October 2019
    When moving to full-scale digital pathology for primary diagnostics, it’s vital to select a solution that is stable, fast and allows integration with the scanners and LIS of our choice. Sectra’s digital pathology solution meets all these criteria. We already use Sectra’s solution for radiology and know that they are a great vendor to work with.
    Danny Goudkade, Pathologist at Zuyderland MC
    I am delighted to welcome BJC HealthCare into the Sectra family. The Sectra solution was designed to provide a standardized conduit for sharing, reading, and storing images within large delivery networks. I am hopeful BJC will recognize operational and clinical efficiencies in the near term as a result of providing a common system for all of its providers.
    Mikael Anden, President of Sectra, Inc.
    It was important for us to select a solution that will enable us to meet demands both today and in the future, and we are excited to have Sectra as our radiology imaging vendor.
    Prof. Dr. Handan Guleryuz, Head of Radiology at Dokuz Eylul University Hospital
    With Sectra’s solution, we will get a fast radiology imaging solution, which will allow us to increase efficiency and thus contribute to enhanced patient outcomes.
    Prof. Dr. Suha Sureyya Ozbek, Head of Radiology at Ege University Hospital
    Our customers will need quantum-safe technology and we are at the forefront in this new field. According to the NLNCSA, very few products offer any form of protection against such attacks despite the evident threat posed by quantum computers.
    Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications
    I am very pleased to welcome Marshfield Clinic as a customer. Sectra’s solution is designed for health systems with geographically dispersed locations like Marshfield. The images will follow the patients and the physicians will have easy access to them, regardless of their physical location.
    Mikael Anden, President of Sectra in the U.S.
    We are excited to provide orthopaedic surgeons with DePuy Synthes 3D templates in our pre-operative planning solution. We strongly believe that this capability will help surgeons to provide patients with efficient care.
    Gustaf Schwang, General Manager Business Unit Orthopaedic Solutions at Sectra
    We’re working to expand our offering to reach more customers, and major investments for the future are ongoing within the critical infrastructure and government/company security customer segments.
    Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra’s Secure Communications operating area
    During the last few years, we’ve experienced positive growth with increased synergies, with the medical imaging IT and cybersecurity areas strengthening each other. The Group has stable underlying operations with favorable profitability, long-term customer contracts and a steadily growing share of recurring revenue from growing markets.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Within the Imaging IT Solutions operating area, the US is currently one of our fastest-growing markets. During the quarter, we received orders from new customers, including the Vanderbilt Medical Center, one of the most famous hospitals in the US. We also completed the installation at Stanford Health Care, a prestigious order that we received one year ago. Sectra’s high levels of customer satisfaction and long-term work are strengthening our position, and the US has now outgrown Sweden as the Group’s largest market in terms of sales.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    As for our security operations, we acquired the assets of the Swedish IT security company Columbitech AB and shares in its US subsidiary during the quarter. The acquisition is in line with our strategy to expand primarily through organic growth, supplemented by acquisitions that strengthen this organic growth. The acquisition will establish Secure Communications in the US, while also strengthening our expertise and complementing the operating area’s cybersecurity products.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    I’m pleased to welcome Vanderbilt Health to our growing customer community. Sectra is providing an imaging solution that will easily scale for growth. Additionally, we have created a customized resident workflow to address their important teaching and research requirements.
    Mikael Anden, President of Sectra, Inc
    Every year, Sectra’s products and services contribute to improved care for millions of patients across the world. At the same time, we are reducing the risk of eavesdropping on society’s most important secrets and of unauthorized access to sensitive infrastructure, such as electricity production and distribution.
    Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President
    Digital pathology will be an enabler for collaborative working across large geographic areas, streamlining pathology diagnostic decision making, particularly for cancer diagnosis and multidisciplinary team meeting discussions. This represents the biggest and most exciting change to the way Cellular Pathologist work in a generation.
    Dr Paul Barrett, histopathologist at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and co-clinical lead of the project
    Every year, Sectra’s products and services contribute to improved care for millions of patients across the world. We also help customers reduce the risk of eavesdropping on society’s most important secrets and of unauthorized data access and disruptions to its most sensitive infrastructure.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    We are continuing to grow. Particular focus is being devoted to North America, where we have a very high level of customer satisfaction and major growth potential. Our profit is also being reinvested in new geographic markets and more in-depth product offerings. Our order bookings for 2018/2019 exceeded SEK 2 million. Nearly half of these orders were from new customers. This impressive growth was mainly attributable to major multiyear customer contracts in the Imaging IT Solutions operating area. I’m particularly pleased to report that our growth initiatives and new markets in both medical imaging IT and cybersecurity are beginning to gain momentum. Major long-term customer contracts provide us with greater stability for the coming years, but also result in significant fluctuations between quarters.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Thanks to a combination of significant growth opportunities in all of our operating areas, stable development, positive underlying cash flows and profit in our core operations, I have every reason to remain optimistic about the future.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Working close to our customers and supporting them in providing patients with better and more effective care is part of our identity as a company. It means a lot to us when we get the opportunity to be part of a healthcare provider’s digitization journey for so many years as we have with Region Skåne.
    Mats Björnemo, President, Sectra Sweden
    It was important for us to select a dedicated and experienced vendor and with Sectra we’ll have a partner that will enable us to meet demands both today and in the future. The solution’s track record of high system availability and its ease of use will help us achieve increased productivity and improved care of our patients.
    Shira de Bie, Radiologist at Deventer Hospital
    We look forward to supporting Region Syddanmark in their quest to improve patient care with our digital pathology solution and experience from other pioneers in the field. The region is taking an important step towards the global forefront of digital pathology.
    Sune Henriksen, President, Sectra Denmark
    As demand for hospital services continues to grow, we need a scalable solution that fits our organizational imaging strategy. It is important that we are able to provide our clinicians with tools that are easy to use and help them serve patients more efficiently. Sectra will allow us to meet these objectives and will enable us to continue to deliver high-quality care and exceptional experiences for our patients.
    Dr. Derek Archer, Medical Director and Chief of Diagnostic Imaging at Trillium Health Partners
    The enterprise radiology imaging service comprises a common platform for handling all image information, which allows efficient collaboration around medical images and information across the multiple clinical teams and health organizations.
    Dr Zoran Bolevich, eHealth NSW Chief Executive and NSW Health Chief Information Officer
    For us, it has been key to find a true partner for our imaging needs. Our own research clearly showed that Sectra’s customers, in France and in other countries, are very satisfied. We look forward to working with a vendor that focuses on customer needs and provides a stable solution known for its ease of use.
    Dr Grégoire Bornet, Director of Centre d’Imagerie Médicale de l’Hôpital Privé d’Antony
    In today’s environment, hospitals are the target of organized cyber attacks, and this represents a serious threat to patient integrity and the efficiency of healthcare. At Sectra, we have a globally unique combination of healthcare and secure communications through our Secure Communications and Medical Imaging IT Solutions operating areas. This allows us to provide optimal support to customers in their efforts to tackle these challenges.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    We are growing as a company by making our customers successful. With all of our financial goals fulfilled and a strong cash flow, our aim is to continue growing in the long term. High customer satisfaction, favorable profitability and long-term customer contracts have laid a solid foundation for our future growth.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Our customer satisfaction surveys show continued high results. For the sixth consecutive year, major US customers have given our IT solution for managing radiology images, Sectra PACS, a top ranking. Satisfied customers are a testament to our success and I am extremely proud of this distinction. We may have outstanding products, but our main strength lies in how our customers perceive the stability of our products, our employees and our corporate culture.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    One highly positive trend for Sectra is the growing synergies between IT security and medical IT. Hospitals and healthcare are facing an increasing risk of data breaches and intrusions. Having both of these operating areas under the same roof is a strength and sets us apart from the competition. Sectra is unique in this regard. We are also seeing an increasing interest in digital pathology—which is growing fast—and we recently secured a number of strategically important orders in Europe. Sectra also has a unique strength in this area, because we can deliver systems that can handle both radiology and pathology in a single system. This increases efficiency and saves money for our customers.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    I believe that the qualities of Sectra’s pathology solution, their extensive experience both in pathology and in working with university hospitals, together with our own world-leading work within computational pathology research will enable us to improve efficiency and outcomes in pathology diagnostics and cancer care.
    Professor Dr Katrien Grünberg, Head of the Pathology Department at Radboudumc
    We are dedicated to contributing to improving the effectiveness in healthcare, and happy users are the ultimate proof that Sectra’s staff and solutions achieve that in the best possible way. I am thankful and honored to be acknowledged for our top ratings in customer satisfaction.
    Dr. Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra
    “We live in a rapid changing world where healthcare across the globe is facing major challenges and responsibilities. Within Imaging IT, we specialize in imaging diagnostics for radiology, pathology and increasingly even cardiology. The day will be about how we’re positioning ourselves in relation to these areas to meet customers’ needs for solutions that increase productivity, coordinate resources and improve quality of care. That’s how we help more patients receive care and save more lives.
    Marie Ekström Trägårdh, President of Imaging IT Solutions and Executive Vice President of Sectra AB
    This time we’ve chosen to dive deeper into our largest business area, Imaging IT Solutions, but we also have other exciting opportunities that we’ll touch on briefly as well as our financial goals. The focus is still on long-term growth, wherein we consider the two financial goals of equity/assets ratio and operating margin to be hygiene factors. Any profits we generate over a 15% operating margin will be re-invested in growth opportunities—a strategy that’s historically been very successful for the company’s shareholders.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Even in an ever-evolving industry, our practice is thriving. Specifically, our breast imaging program is viewed as a national leader in the field, optimizing new technologies while continuing to elevate patient care. We could not achieve these successes without key partners and tools that maximize our efficiencies like those offered by Sectra.
    Deborah Agisim, MD, Chief of Mammography for Charlotte Radiology
    Healthcare and cybersecurity are growing and rapidly changing markets, where numerous opportunities are being created for companies like Sectra. With stable underlying operations with favorable profitability and long-term customer contracts, we have laid a solid foundation for growth. Our high customer satisfaction, our fantastic employees—who make a difference in society and for their fellow human beings—and our exciting future initiatives will serve as the basis for our long-term success.
    Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB
    South Korea is the third largest economy in East Asia with a rapidly aging population and the cancer projections are growing. Increased efficiency and more accurate diagnostics are crucial to meet the country’s needs, and digital pathology can contribute to achieving this. This distribution agreement with HuminTec will enable us to address these demands by combining their market-specific expertise with our world-leading position in the rapidly expanding field of digital pathology.
    Lars Wettergren, Global Partner Manager at Sectra Imaging IT Solutions
    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.
    Mikael Anden, President of Sectra, Inc
    Recent reports from the US Department of Homeland Security have shown critical vulnerabilities in the imaging IT solutions of a number of established vendors. This is a serious threat to patient integrity, security and efficiency of care. In addition to medical imaging, Sectra’s operating area Secure Communication has more than 30 years’ experience, and today protects many European countries’ most sensitive information at the highest security levels. This level of knowledge in security issues is a great asset when designing, deploying and upgrading our medical imaging IT solutions. Even though no IT system is ever 100% secure, a knowledgeable vendor can improve IT security tremendously. And nowadays, hospitals are prime targets for organized cybercrime.
    Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President of Sectra AB
    A PACS is a lifeline of a health system. Everyday tasks, including importing/exporting patient studies, helping referring physicians easily view images, and high-level analysis by radiologists—all are more easily implemented by partnering with a proven company. For us, Sectra is the market leader in PACS, and we are delighted to start our relationship with the best team in PACS performance.
    Ryan Meyer, MD, Chief, Department of Radiology at Deaconess Health System
    Nearly one year ago, Regional Health launched Epic, an electronic medical record system, but soon realized we needed to replace our outdated PACS with similarly matched, state of the art technology that could carry us into the future. Sectra was the vendor we determined would be our best partner. We are committed to making a difference every day, and advanced technologies in the hands of our skilled providers is one way we will do that.
    Stephanie Lahr, M.D., Chief Information Officer
    We have a long and fruitful cooperation with the NL-NCSA. This order from NATO confirms that the result of our cooperation meets the highest requirements for communication security and solves communication challenges related to confidentiality and availability at the highest political level.
    Simo Pykälistö, President of Sectra Communications
    The trend with respect to order bookings and sales remained positive. The order book is healthy, and all operating areas reported an increase in sales. We are also benefiting from exchange-rate movements compared with the corresponding quarter in the preceding year, which has impacted our financial items. We intensified our focus on North America and on new product areas and geographic markets. The cost for this work was charged to earnings but is ultimately expected to generate a positive return. Cash flow was burdened by the signing of several major agreements with customers in Imaging IT Solutions and Secure Communications over the past year, which are initially generating more expenditures than income.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Within Imaging IT Solutions, the US is currently our most exciting growth market and we kicked off the fiscal year with orders from new, reputable customers in the country, including Stanford University Hospital in California and Sanford Health, a hospital chain primarily operating in North and South Dakota. Agreements with such large, respected customers strengthen Sectra’s market position and will provide the company with solid future references.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Our high customer satisfaction, benefits for society and future initiatives will serve as the basis for our long-term success. I am therefore optimistic when it comes to our ability to continue this positive trend going forward.
    Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra AB
    Our combination of business operations within medical IT and information security is unique. Cybersecurity is where our roots are, as Sectra once started as a secure communications company. The “Cyber Essentials” certification, in combination with our ISO certificate for information security management systems, demonstrates that we have robust information security and cybersecurity policies and processes in place across the business.
    Jane Rendall, Managing Director of Sectra Ltd
    On behalf of the 700 employees at Sectra, we are delighted to work with a prestigious institution such as Stanford Health Care. We look forward to exceeding their expectations and collaborating on future research endeavors.
    Mikael Anden, President of Sectra, Inc
    Sectra’s success is attributable to the fact that we always put the customer first. We are well positioned to continue delivering a strong performance and our goal for the future is clear.
    Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB
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