Sectra has signed a six-year contract with Region SkÃ¥ne in Sweden. The contract includes development, maintenance and support for the region-wide Sectra IT solution, which is used in radiology, clinical physiology, nuclear medicine and mammography to manage and communicate patient information. The order value amounts to SKr 55.8 million (approximately EUR 6.2 million).
Similar to the manner in which the management of medical images was co-ordinated in the region three years ago, a project is now being conducted to consolidate all patient and examination data within the diagnostic imaging operations in Region SkÃ¥ne. Region SkÃ¥ne has a total of eight databases, which, in co-operation with Sectra's IT experts, it is in the process of migrating to a single one. At the same time, Region SkÃ¥ne is renewing the hardware in its server environment.
The contract with Sectra also comprises products that facilitate secure communication of images and information with other county councils and private care providers, as well as such services as dictation with speech recognition and radiation dose monitoring (DoseTrack) to gather and analyse radiation dose data from approximately one million radiology examinations conducted in the region annually.