Swedish Picture Archiving and Communications System supplier Sectra has signed an agreement with Spanish healthcare service provider Sergas to install PACS at five of the regions public hospitals.

Sergas is the organisation that runs public healthcare services in the Galicia region in the northwest of Spain.

Sectra PACS (system for handling radiology images) will serve in a totally integrated radiology solution incorporated into the hospitals’ existing IT infrastructure. The order covers Sectra’s PACS products and services and productivity suit for radiology departments.

Using the Sectra PACS system the five Sergas hospitals will be able to securely exchange data and share workload.

“We were looking for a solution to view images and information across hospital boundaries which enables us to utilize our resources in the most efficient manner,” says Benigno Rosón Calvo, IT Manager at SERGAS.

Calvo added: “Sectra has proven very flexible and attentive to our needs and the effectiveness of radiological performance will increase significantly since all relevant imaging and findings data is available whenever and wherever they are needed.”

“The agreement with SERGAS is a strategic step into the public healthcare market in Spain. It confirms our ability to provide first-class products and service and support,” says Carlos Cardoso, President of Sectra Iberia.