Healthcare provider in Jerusalem chooses Sectra's digital pathology solution for full-scale primary diagnostics
LINKÖPING, Sweden, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra's (STO: SECT B) digital pathology solution has been selected by Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. The digital workflow will enable pathologists to review and collaborate around cases in a way that is not possible using a microscope. It reduces variation and increases efficiency in primary diagnostics, thereby improving fields such as cancer care.
The system was sold by Sectra's distribution partner in Israel, Medi-Far Healthcare Solutions, during the fourth quarter of the 2020/2021 fiscal year. Shaare Zedek Medical Center is one of the major healthcare providers in Jerusalem, treating over 800,000 cases annually including about 50,000 pathology examinations per year.
"As Jerusalem's fastest-growing major hospital, we are strongly committed to embracing new digital platforms for the advancement of our patient care services. Therefore, it was important for us to choose a digital pathology solution that has been proven to work for full-scale primary diagnostics handling large volumes and offers an efficient workflow and tools for our clinicians," says Shimi Ben Baruch, Vice President of Technology at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. "Sectra's solution meets those needs and will also allow us to embrace and benefit from emerging technologies such as AI."
With digital images of tissue samples instead of physical glass slides, Sectra's solution allows pathologists to instantly access and share current and historical images and information between departments and hospitals and to benefit from evolving technology such as AI. The digital solution provides pathologists with assistance at critical decision points, such as grading or performing more precise measurements. It also enables image analysis, which in turn reduces variation and improves the precision of tasks such as cell counting. Digital access further facilitates second opinions, external reading resources, and specialist consultations.
The solution at Shaare Zedek Medical Center will be integrated with the laboratory information system (LIS). It will provide pathologists with a complete overview of the patient history in one application and enable workflow orchestration to drive the reporting workflow according to sub-specialties, rules, and priorities. The solution's vendor-neutral approach also gave Shaare Zedek Medical Center the freedom to select the scanner vendor of its choice.