GE Healthcare integrates 17 hospitals across western Sweden through a single information infrastructure - improving information transparency, harmonising patient history and increasing efficiency
• Shared access to patient history, images
• Harmonisation of information with one common
source of truth
• Reduction in data storage needs
• Improved turnaround of teleradiology services
and second opinion
VGR covers Sweden’s second largest region, serving 1.5 million residents and operating 17 different public and private hospitals, 121 healthcare centres
and 170 public dental care centres. At the centre of the health network is Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Göteborg, the largest hospital in Northern
Europe, providing specialist radiology services and second opinion for the region.
In 2005, VGR was looking to better integrate radiology services and provide standardised access of the patient history across their region. With a
shortage of radiologists, it was imperative to find a solution that enabled increased mobility of its clinicians to report across facilities and provide immediate access to both images and the patient history at its centre of excellence at Sahlgrenska.