LINKÖPING, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Swedish county council of Blekinge is extending the functionality of its existing radiology image management system (PACS) from Sectra (http://www.sectra.com/) (STO: SECTB) to also include handling of non-radiology imaging. Consolidation of image handling across multiple departments enables healthcare professionals to gain a more complete patient overview. In addition, broader utilization of a single solution saves money in healthcare IT.
The agreement is an extension of an existing contract and will provide Blekinge county council with an enterprise image management solution including a medical multi-media archive, Sectra VNA. The previous contract included IT solutions for patient information and management of medical images, Sectra RIS and PACS. Blekinge county council has been a Sectra customer since the mid-1990s.
“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,” says Marie Ekström Trägårdh, President at Sectra Imaging IT Solutions.
About Sectra VNA Sectra VNA is a key component of Sectra’s enterprise image management offering and allows consolidation of image handling, while ensuring clinical workflow efficiency, growth management and business continuity. It supports a patient-centered workflow by enabling capture, storage and access to virtually any image and multi-media.
Sectra’s complete enterprise imaging offering is modular and supports the most image-intense departments—radiology, pathology, cardiology and orthopaedics. Being built on the same technical platform, customers can easily extend a departmental solution to create a comprehensive VNA and enterprise image management solution without major investments or the replacement of existing components.
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About Sectra (STO:SECTB)
The world needs more efficient healthcare and more secure communication. Sectra plays a key role in meeting these needs. 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. The company was founded in 1978, has its head office in Linköping, Sweden, with subsidiaries in 14 countries, and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2015/2016 fiscal year totaled SEK 1,073 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 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 1,700 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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