International medical imaging IT company Sectra(STO: SECT B) announces that ProMedica has entered into a six-year contract to expand its current Sectra PACS into a Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA). This will provide enterprise image management capabilities including viewing, distribution, and archiving of one million radiology, cardiology, dermatology and ophthalmology images annually. Via integration with the Epic EHR, physicians will have access to their patients’ complete imaging history enabling improved efficiencies and patient care.
“Sectra has been a great partner for us in our Epic implementation with its tight integration. We enjoy our relationship with their development and support teams who have allowed us to optimize the PACS environment as it complements our EHR,” comments Debi Brobst, VP of Clinical Services at ProMedica.
Serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, the thirteen-hospital system has been in a growth mode and will install Sectra PACS in two recently acquired facilities. Additionally to aid the expansion of Sectra PACS to a platform for true enterprise image management, newly released advanced visualization tools from Sectra will improve PACS reading functionality for diagnostic imaging, mammography and nuclear medicine radiologists.
“Sectra and ProMedica have enjoyed a collaborative relationship since 2007. With our flexible architecture, we are able to build on the existing configuration and provide an enterprise platform that will allow ProMedica to continue delivering excellent patient care,” says Sectra North American President, Mikael Anden.
Sectra VNA supports patient-centered workflow by enabling capture, storage and access to virtually any image and multi-media. The solution offers strong total cost of ownership. Sectra VNA is both storage-vendor agnostic and workflow vendor independent, enabling efficient communication with surrounding systems.
Source & Image Credit: Sectra