Dutch hospitals improve radiology services with regional IT solution from Sectra

The Dutch healthcare group Zorggroep Leveste Middenveld, the result of the merger between  Scheper Hospital Emmen and Bethesda Hospital Hoogeveen, has selected Sectra as their IT and medical technology partner.

The long-term contract with Sectra’s includes a regional IT solution for managing medical images and patient information. The solution will facilitate a more efficient image-handling workflow throughout the hospitals and enable efficient sharing of resources. 

Most patients undergo radiology examinations as part of the diagnosis and treatment process for their illness or injury. This means that managing and communicating images and information rapidly and efficiently with personnel from other healthcare units is highly significant for the quality of the care provided for the patients. With the medical IT solution from Sectra, it will be easy for the two merged hospitals to share patient information and radiology images with each other. This will facilitate the efficient utilization of resources and will increase the potential for effective and safe healthcare.

“Sectra has a proven solution for regional scenarios of this kind,” says Jan Bruinewoud, Sector Manager diagnostics and pharmacy at Zorggroep Leveste Middenveld. “We took a big step by starting this complex project, implementing an imaging system right after the merger of the hospitals, with two radiology departments with different cultures and workflows. It is great to see how Sectra, in good cooperation with our people, is realizing a regional medical IT solution within budget and on time. A really good example for other departments of our organization”.

“We see an increased demand for consolidated IT solution,” says Peter Osinga, Manager Director of Sectra Benelux. “Sectra has extensive experience in delivering these types of solutions and Zorggroep Leveste Middenveld is a perfect example for other hospitals that want to consolidate their IT systems.”