Sectra Signs Agreement for Hosted Community PACS Between Four Providers in Washington State
SHELTON, Connecticut, September 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
International medical technology company, Sectra [http://www.sectra.com/medical ]
(NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SECT B), announces an agreement with four healthcare providers to
deploy its PACS in their 17 outpatient imaging centers located throughout the Kitsap
Peninsula. This solution will allow the imaging centers access to all relevant patient
images and information through a data center hosted by Harrison Medical Center, an
existing Sectra PACS customer.
“This agreement provides a single, standard platform from which to securely share
radiological images, such as CT scans and x-rays, among our local medical community. It is
a necessary element to further our mission of providing exceptional patient care
throughout the peninsula,” says Adar Palis, executive vice president and chief
administrative officer (CAO) for Harrison.
This strategic configuration between Harrison Medical Center, Advanced Medical
Imaging, Olympic Radiology Associates, and The Doctors Clinic, allows each organization to
have access to necessary patient information, through a virtual database, regardless of
where it originated. The centralized archive will greatly reduce the IT cost
infrastructure for the providers and improve the continuum of care in the region.
“We believe this regionalization of PACS is the future of imaging. Cooperation between
entities resulting in a reduced cost per exam will help to ensure the financial success of
these providers” says Mikael Anden, president of Sectra in North America.
For more information about Sectra PACS visit http://www.sectra.com/medical
Press images: flickr.com/photos/sectramedicalsystems
With more than 20 years in the business, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and
services for radiology, women’s health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,400
hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together
performing over 55 million radiology examinations annually. This makes Sectra one of the
world-leading companies within systems for handling digital radiology images. Sectra’s
systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in
Europe and the Far East. For more information, visit http://www.sectra.com
Harrison Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital offering medical, surgical, and
emergency services at five locations-Bremerton, Silverdale, Port Orchard, Belfair, and
Poulsbo-to serve the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas. To learn about Harrison’s many
healthcare services, call 866-844-WELL or visit http://www.harrisonmedical.org.
Contact: Andrea Sowitch, Director of Marketing Sectra North America E-mail: Andrea.Sowitch@sectra.com Phone: +1-203-925-0899 ext 268 http://www.sectra.com/medical [http://www.futureproofpacs.com ]
SOURCE Sectra North America Inc