University Hospitals of Cleveland Selects Sectra's VNA Solution

Aug 12, 2015, 08:00 ET from Sectra

SHELTON, Connecticut, August 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

International medical imaging IT company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that University Hospitals (UH) has entered into a multi-year contract to implement its vendor neutral archive (VNA) solution for the handling of patient imaging throughout the University Hospitals system.

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University Hospitals of Cleveland encompasses 16 hospitals, more than 30 outpatient facilities and provides health care services throughout 15 counties within Northeast Ohio.  The initial VNA implementation will encompass radiology, cardiology, dermatology and ophthalmology imaging. UH will host the archive through its existing data centers. Initially the archive will manage 1.5 million studies per year.  

"This implementation is an essential component of our strategy to unify our electronic medical records across the enterprise. The VNA will establish within our EMR a single access point where providers can view medical images, such as radiology and cardiovascular studies. Our longstanding and productive partnership with Sectra will serve to make this an efficient transition for us," says John Foley, Chief Information Officer, University Hospitals.

"University Hospitals and Sectra have enjoyed a strong relationship with Sectra PACS since 2003. Our dedication to customer satisfaction and our understanding of UH's clinical workflows and data storage made the Sectra VNA a logical next step.  Both of our institutions are founded on being innovative and this cutting-edge architecture is another example of our diligence to create solutions for the long-term benefit of enhanced patient care," says Mikael Anden, president of Sectra, North America.

About Sectra VNA 

Sectra VNA supports a patient-centered workflow by enabling capture, storage and access to virtually any image, video and sound. 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 University Hospitals  

University Hospitals, the second largest employer in Northeast Ohio with 26,000 employees, serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 16 hospitals, more than 30 outpatient health centers and primary care physician offices in 15 counties. At the core of its $3.5 billion health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, ranked among America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in nine methodology-ranked specialties. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopaedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. For more information, visit

Contact: Andrea Sowitch, Vice President of Marketing
Sectra North America
Phone: +1-203-925-0899 ext 268

Torbjörn Kronander, President and CEO
Sectra AB
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