Sectra has signed a five-year contract for its enterprise imaging solution with the Dutch University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). With the solution, image handling across the hospital will be consolidated to a single solution which will allow for more efficient access and collaboration around patient images and reduces cost and workload for the IT department.
With over 12,000 employees, UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands. As a university medical center, it has three core tasks: providing complex care, training new doctors, and conducting research into new techniques and treatments, new medicines and new forms of care.
“It was important for us to find a vendor with an open ecosystem, industry-leading system availability, a scalable architecture designed for top level cyber security and with solutions that are built to continuously improve workflow efficiency. We share Sectra’s vison of enterprise imaging and we look forward to working together towards increased efficiency and, in the end, better healthcare for our patients,” says Jan Joost van Walsum, Lead Enterprise Architect at UMCG. The enterprise imaging solution will span all medical imaging, starting with radiology, including nuclear medicine, and cardiology. Together with tight integration with the EMR system Epic and its departmental subsystems Radiant and Cupid, it will provide a complete overview of patients’ medical records and facilitate cross-department collaboration around images and information. UMCG will also use Sectra’s vendor-neutral AI platform to integrate image analysis applications based on AI.
The enterprise imaging contract, signed in October 2019, includes the multimedia archive Sectra VNA and a common solution for reviewing medical images, Sectra PACS. The solution will be used for approximately 275,000 radiology exams and about 10,000 cardiology exams per year.