Medical imaging IT provider Sectra has entered a new multi-year contract with Karolinska University Hospital to provide radiology IT services, which could be worth SEK207m (€21.8m).
Located in Stockholm, Sweden, the hospital purchased a fully managed service for effective handling of radiology images and patient information (RIS and PACS).
Sectra will assume total responsibility for technology, administration and service of the hospital’s radiology IT systems, which is claimed to be first of its kind in the country.
Sectra Sverige president Ann-Sofi Mikaelsson said: "Close and long-term partnerships with demanding and highly productive customers such as Karolinska University Hospital are the reason for our radiology IT systems receiving top marks from our customers throughout the world.
"Being entrusted by Karolinska to supply these critical operational services demonstrates that Sectra is a reliable partner, and that our solutions are stable and offer the functionality and performance required for providing high-quality and safe patient care."
The new service will also comprise RIS, including new functions such as dose monitoring, statistics tools and advanced volume visualisation.
Through the deal, Sectra has taken a new step, with PACS being packaged together with RIS and other components to create a comprehensive service with demands on availability, performance and safety.
Sectra noted that it has been providing medical IT systems to Karolinska University Hospital for more than 15 years.
Established in 1978, Sectra operates in 12 countries, providing services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems.