Promedica to Expand Sectra Pacs Into a VNA for Enterprise Imaging

SHELTON, CT, April 13, 2016 /CNW/ - 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. 

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"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.

About Sectra 

With more than 20 years in the business, Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, pathology, women's health and orthopaedics. More than 1,700 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, making Sectra one of the world-leading companies for handling digital images. For more information, visit

About ProMedica 

ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. The 13-hospital system has more than 17,000 employees, 2,300 physicians with privileges, and more than 800 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Additionally it offers a health plan, Paramount, which serves 320,000 members including more than 225,000 members in the statewide Medicaid plan. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica offers a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in areas such as emergency medicine and trauma, behavioral health, heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women's and children's services. The health system has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to raise awareness about hunger as a health issue. For more information about ProMedica, please visit

SOURCE Sectra North America

For further information: Andrea Sowitch, Vice President of Marketing, Sectra North America, E-mail:, Phone: +1-203-925-0899 ext 268,; Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO, Sectra AB, E-mail:, Phone: +46-705-23-5227

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