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Sectra signs large agreement with healthcare region in Scandinavia

February 10, 2014 – Medical Systems

A customer in Scandinavia has signed a four-year agreement with the IT and medical technology company Sectra (Link) (STO: SECT B). The order value amounts to SEK 32 million (approx. EUR 3.4 M). The agreement includes development, maintenance and support for the customer’s regional IT solution for managing medical images and patient information, the Sectra RIS and PACS.

“We work purposefully to increase customer satisfaction by providing excellent service and by working in partnership with our customers to continuously develop products and services to enhance healthcare effectiveness. This order comes from a customer who we have collaborated with for more than 15 years and is an excellent example of the type of long-term relationships we build,” says Petter Østbye, Manager Sectra’s imaging IT operation in Scandinavia.

Most patients undergo radiology examinations as part of the diagnosis and treatment process for their illness or injury. This means that managing and communicating images and information rapidly and efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units is highly significant for the quality of the care provided for the patients. With the medical IT solution from Sectra, it will be easy for hospitals in the region to share patient information and radiology images with each other and with hospitals in other regions. This will facilitate the efficient utilization of resources and will increase the potential for effective and safe healthcare.

Sectra wins best in KLAS award for acute care PACS

January 31, 2014 – Medical Systems

The medical imaging IT company Sectra (Link) (STO: SECT B) announced that its acute care PACS has been awarded “Best in KLAS” by the research firm with the same name in the “2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report. The initial version of Sectra PACS was installed more than 20 years ago and is now responsible for managing over 70 million annual radiology examinations worldwide.

“We believe that our KLAS scores are representative of an ongoing initiative to increase customer satisfaction. By becoming more systematic in seeking client feedback, as well as making special efforts in understanding the needs of our customer’s customer, referring physicians, we have significantly raised the responsiveness of our support services and improved the overall user experience. The products we have released in the past year are also reflective of our customers’ requirements for effectiveness and innovation,” says Sectra North American President, Mikael Anden.

A large hospital PACS Manager commented to KLAS in December, 2013, “The latest version of Sectra PACS is the most stable yet. It does a great job of handling large image sets. Visiting radiologists prefer Sectra PACS over what they have at their home hospitals.”

Sectra PACS provides radiologists the ability to perform their work smoothly and efficiently in a data-intense environment. It is designed to enhance communication and collaboration between the radiology department and its referring physicians, thereby improving diagnostic quality and minimizing report turnaround times.

Read the press release from KLAS at www.klasresearch.com/News/PressRoom.

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