SECTRA, USA, February 2, 2014 - The medical imaging IT company Sectra (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.
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted.
Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews.
The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance.
Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden.
The company’s business operation includes cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems.
Sectra has offices in 12 countries and operates through partners worldwide. Sales in the 2012/2013 fiscal year totaled SEK 817 million.
The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology.
More than 1,400 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 70 million radiology examinations annually.
This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images.