The IT and medical technology company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a ten-year contract to supply radiology IT (PACS) to Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London. Through this investment the hospital will benefit from transparent and secure access to images and patient information throughout the patient care pathway.
Most patients undergo radiology examinations as part of the diagnosis and treatment process for their illness or injury. This means that managing and communicating medical images and information rapidly and efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units is paramount to the quality of the care provided for the patients.
With the IT solution from Sectra, it will be easy for Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to share patient information and radiology images with other London hospitals who have also recently procured a Sectra solution such as any of Barts Health hospitals, The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital Trust, The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, and London North West Healthcare NHS Trust.
US healthcare providers gave Sectra a top rating in the PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) category according to the 2013 customer satisfaction survey conducted by market research company KLAS. Sectra’s image management solution, Sectra PACS, was awarded “Best in KLAS” in the “2013 Best in KLAS: Software and Services” report. KLAS, gathers data on software, services, medical equipment, and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends, and statistical overviews.
The Kingston Hospital Foundation NHS Trust has been using Sectra PACS since 2005 as part of the National Programme for IT. The contract is a new agreement for a new solution made directly between Sectra and Kingston Hospital NHS Trust and has been ordered through the NHS Supply Chain.
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 2013/2014 fiscal year totaled SEK 853 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information, visit
www.sectra.comIn the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily. This makes Sectra one of the world-leading companies for handling digital radiology images. In Scandinavia, Sectra is the market leader with more than 50% of all film-free installations. Sectra’s systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East.