Eight NHS trusts in Greater Manchester have penned a deal with Sectra which will change the way healthcare professionals access images from patient scans.
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has gone live with Sectra’s PACS, giving staff better access to imaging from several trusts across the region.
The new contract will see a single instance of Sectra’s picture archiving and communication system delivered across the Salisbury, Wight and South Hampshire Domain Trusts (SWASH) consortium.
No contract has been signed at this stage but a spokesperson has said a formal announcement was “planned for 2020”, once the business case has been approved.
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The supplier was chosen by the trust following a procurement process, with the new system due to go live in summer 2018.
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