SHELTON, Connecticut, November 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
University Hospitals in Cleveland (UH), has been announced the winner in the category "Humanitarian/Environmental Impact" in the Mission-Critical Innovations Awards, a worldwide competition presented by HP and Intel®. The competition has rewarded UH for its disaster-tolerant Sectra PACS solution for processing and archiving of digital radiology images.
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UH provides continuous healthcare for patients across all its facilities sharing all data, which includes radiology images from 22 sites. The Radiology department led the integrated team of HP, Sectra and the IT department to design, configure, and install a disaster-tolerant solution with redundant systems for Sectra PACS to eliminate the risk of downtime, which would affect patient care.
"Our foremost assignment is to provide systems with the highest availability and no disruption to our customer's operations," says Torbjörn Kronander, President of Sectra's medical operations. "We have succeeded in designing the world's most reliable system for radiology IT, as has also been confirmed by this award."
The Mission-Critical Innovation Awards recognize leaders in IT for their groundbreaking work in developing solutions for mission-critical computing. The category in which UH was a winner recognizes an organization whose use of HP's Itanium-based systems is making a considerable, positive impact on society or the environment.
The award was announced on November 28 in Vienna.
Sectra develops and sells IT systems and services for radiology, women's health, orthopaedics and rheumatology. More than 1,100 hospitals, clinics and imaging centers worldwide use the systems daily, together performing over 55 million radiology examinations annually. Sectra's IT systems have been installed in North America, Scandinavia and most major countries in Europe and the Far East. For more information on Sectra North America, visit http://www.futureproofpacs.com. Sectra was founded in 1978 and has its roots in Linköping University in Sweden. The company's business operation includes cutting-edge products and services within the niche segments of medical systems and secure communication systems. Sales in the 2010/2011 fiscal year totaled SEK 784 million. The Sectra share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB exchange. For more information visit http://www.sectra.com.