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Enterprise imaging with Sectra

 

Sectra’s enterprise imaging portfolio gives you a unified strategy for all your imaging needs and lets you improve patient outcome while lowering operational costs. Capture, store, access, share, and collaborate around medical multimedia throughout the entire enterprise and beyond. Sectra leads integrated comprehensive enterprise imaging, enabling enterprises to merge access to radiology and pathology and reducing time to diagnosis. Sectra's enterprise imaging streamlines collaboration of multidisciplinary teams and tumor boards.

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Follow Patient Pathways

Abolish Healthcare Barriers

Reduce operational costs and risk

Consolidating your image management means fewer systems and integrations—and lower costs.

Vendor-neutral archiving of DICOM and non-DICOM images, videos, and documents as well as other data avoids future migrations and vendor lock-in.

Our scalable and modular solution lets you grow from ology to ology and from enterprise to enterprise—helping you reduce risk and better control costs. You’re free to add or remove modules as your organization’s needs evolve.

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Improve patient outcome
 

Together with a powerful set of diagnostic applications, consolidated access to all images and data leads to faster and more precise decisions, which can improve patient outcomes.

With all information available, including from previous exams and patient encounters, you can cut down on unnecessary exams.

Access to images, videos, and documents from a platform-independent, zero-footprint viewer makes communication with patients easier.

With efficient means for sharing images, collaboration is made more efficient, which can improve patient outcomes. Giving patients access to their own images also increases patient engagement.

Increase clinical workflow efficiency

A single point of access to all images, video, and data reduces the need to switch between applications.

The extensive toolset and portfolio of clinical applications reduce the need for third-party specialized applications—for lower cost and faster diagnosis.

Our suite of diagnostic applications enables efficient clinical workflows in the most image-intense departments.

Sectra’s solutions are all built on the same technical platform, enabling cross-departmental collaboration and integrated diagnostic workflows.

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Optimize care pathways

A shared platform enables multi-disciplinary collaboration and integrated diagnostic workflows—which is especially important in cancer care.

A large portfolio of clinical applications targeted at oncology workflows increases clinical efficiency.

Powerful yet simple workflow management tools make requests and reports available to the right person according to priorities based on SLAs or urgency, for example. This reduces the time spent in the overall care pathways.

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Benefits of enterprise imaging

Patients are often transferred between different departments that produce images, videos, sound files and documents so that specialists can make the correct diagnosis and provide the right treatment. The key argument for patient-centered care is that all of this information should follow the patient and be made available to the relevant parties regardless of where the patient is in the healthcare process. This is the primary problem that an enterprise imaging system is designed to solve—something that is very clear to the system’s users in Region Värmland.

“In general, increased access to multimedia and patient information is highlighted as the absolute most important advantage in the organization,” says Marie. “No longer needing to spend time searching and always having access to the most relevant and comprehensive information on which to base our decisions has improved both the efficiency and quality of our diagnostics and follow-up treatment.”

Marie further explains that many specialists say they were previously unable to use the patient’s complete diagnostic history since it was hard to access. By storing everything in the same solution, all relevant examinations can more easily be taken into consideration, and it even becomes easier to compare different examinations over time in order to measure the progress of a patient’s treatment. This not only provides major clinical value, it is also valuable from a pedagogical perspective in conversations with patients.

Multidisciplinary rounds have also become much more effective since all relevant multimedia can be reached from a single system. Documentation from radiology, pathology, dermatology and oncology are collected in one place and can be retrieved with a viewer, which means that specialists can easily prepare and present material, and see their colleagues’ answers and conclusions beforehand. This way, everyone is better prepared during the rounds, which means they can discuss more patients in the same amount of time.

Thomas highlights additional efficiency improvements with the enterprise imaging system. “The shared image archive improves the flow of care. Images can now be taken directly at the primary care center and analyzed by specialists as needed. This means we can treat the patient correctly and avoid unnecessary extra visits—which is good for both patients and healthcare providers.”

Probably one of the most important advantages will be in the roll-out of AI applications, since these require access to a large amount of centralized and aggregated data. “By building an archive of different types of images and patient information, we are creating a solid foundation in order to quickly leverage the benefits of AI when new applications are released,” says Thomas.

He continues: “Overall, the introduction of the platform has also helped us reduce the number of IT systems, which provides cost benefits in terms of reduced maintenance, integration and avoiding different suppliers blaming each other if problems occur.”