University Hospitals in Cleveland Invests in Dose Monitoring Solution from Sectra as Part of Large Multi-Year Agreement
Sectra North America, Inc.
2 Enterprise Dr. Suite 507
Shelton, CT, 06484
Press release date: May 7, 2014
SHELTON, Connecticut — International medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has secured a large order with University Hospitals (UH) located in Cleveland, Ohio. The order includes a radiation dose monitoring solution and a five-year extension of the hospital's service and support contract for its medical IT solutions provided by Sectra.
University Hospitals is one of Sectra's largest customers in the US as well as an important research partner. UH Case Medical Center, at the core of the UH system, is the primary affiliated hospital of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been using Sectra PACS since 2003.
"Sectra has been a great partner in welcoming us into the DoseTrack development process. They are a very talented group of people with strong commitments to their products and supporting their customers, and we feel very confident that we will continue to have shared success with them in the future. Sectra DoseTrack is the latest solution to result from Sectra's very smart vision of using informatics and clinical data to improve our clinical and business operations, and we couldn't be more pleased to work with them on it", says Dave Jordan, senior medical physicist at UH.
Sectra DoseTrack, was named "Best New Radiology Software 2013" by one of the most eminent online radiology portals, AuntMinnie.com.
"We always strive to increase customer satisfaction by providing outstanding support and by working in partnership with our customers to continuously develop products and services to help them become more efficient. We have partnered with UH for more than ten years and this order is an excellent example of the type of long-term relationships we strive for at Sectra", says Mikael Anden, president of Sectra, North America.
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.
About University Hospitals
University Hospitals, the second largest employer in Northeast Ohio, serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians in 16 counties. At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, one of only 18 hospitals in the country to have been named to U.S. News World Report's most exclusive rankings list: the Best Hospitals 2013-14 Honor Roll. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopaedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. UH Case Medical Center is the 2012 recipient of the American Hospital Association - McKesson Quest for Quality Prize for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety.
For more information, go to http://www.uhhospitals.org
Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linkoping University in Sweden. The Group's business operations include cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication. 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. For more information, visit http://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 1,400 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 Middle and Far East.
Contact: Andrea Sowitch, Director of Marketing
Sectra North America
Phone: +1-203-925-0899 ext 268
Torbjorn Kronander, President and CEO