Stockholm County Council (SLL) has ordered Sectra’s (STO: SECT B) cloud-based IT service for the handling of radiology information (VNA). This service will make it easier for healthcare providers to collaborate on patient care and for patients to change or use multiple healthcare providers. The order amounts to SEK 85 million (approx. EUR 8.5 million).
Lower radiation doses for the patient since fewer new examinations will be required, increased patient integrity and improved information security are some of the positive effects that can be achieved by making radiology information available in a shared location. When changing healthcare providers, patients will only need to give their consent for the new provider to access information from earlier radiology examinations. For healthcare providers, the new service from Sectra will entail more efficient work processes since the time-consuming task of finding and sending radiology images will be eliminated.
SLL is responsible for the care of the approximately 2 million people living in the region.
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.com
In the medical market, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology and other image-intensive departments, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,700 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.