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Sectra and Swedish Healthcare Provider Sign Nine-Year Contract

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CMIV-oppethus2Blekinge County Council has signed a nine-year contract with medical imaging IT company, Sectra (STO: SECT B).

The contract includes development, maintenance and support of the comprehensive county council IT solutions for the management of medical images and patient information, Sectra RIS and PACS.

The contract with Sectra also comprises products that facilitate secure communication of images and information with other county councils and private care providers.

The order value amounts to SEK 26 million (approx. EUR 3 M).

Most patients undergo a radiology examination as part of diagnosis and treatment of their disease or injury.

Accordingly, the departments’ ability to manage and communicate images and information rapidly and efficiently to staff at other care units is of major importance in terms of the quality of care provided to patients.

“We have had a business relationship with Sectra for more than 10 years.

Our experience is that Sectra listens to our needs and that, as a longstanding customer, we have been able to influence how the system is developed, which enables us to provide even more effective and better care.

This is a key reason for us continuing this cooperation,” says Per Johansson, Director of Administration at Blekinge County Council.

Blekinge County Council uses Sectra’s comprehensive solution to manage and communicate patient information (RIS) and radiology images (PACS), and also Sectra’s solution for efficiently distributed radiology cooperation, including with hospitals belonging to other county councils.

As a result of a shared IT system, the hospitals that belong to Blekinge County Council can easily share patient information and radiology images among themselves and also with hospitals in other county councils.

This facilitates efficient use of resources and enhances the conditions for high-quality and safe care.

Blekinge is one of our most longstanding customers and retaining the confidence of existing customers in this manner is just as important for Sectra as signing new contracts,” says Sectra’s CEO Torbjörn Kronander.

“Our successes build on being a long-term partner to our customers.”

About Sectra

Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women’s health, orthopedics 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.

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.

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 2011/2012 fiscal year totaled SEK 823 million.

The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange.

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