The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, has selected the medical imaging IT company Sectra as its provider of a complete IT solution for the management of radiology images and patient information. The aim is to increase the availability of images and patient information throughout the hospital, thereby improving patient care. With facilities located in the capital city of Riyadh and the coastal city of Jeddah, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSHRC) is the Saudi national referral center for oncology, organ transplants, cardiac surgery, genetic diseases and many other disciplines.
The hospital’s radiology department currently performs more than 200,000 radiology examinations each year. “We are very honored that we have been selected to provide our solutions to such a reputable and high-quality hospital as the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center. The purchasing committee evaluated all viable vendors and finally narrowed its choice down to Sectra’s system, which shows that our solutions comply very well with demands in the Middle East in general and the very high quality demands of the King Faisal Hospital & Research Center in particular,” said Torbjörn Kronander, CEO and President of Sectra. Saudi Arabia has a population of about 29 million and the Saudi Arabian government aims to make significant investments in the healthcare sector in the coming years. Sectra already has its systems installed at two prominent university hospitals in the country.