Medbit Oy and Fujitsu Finland Oy have signed a contract on a new Regional Healthcare Portal (Aluetietojärjestelmä, ATJ in Finnish). Medbit is an IT service company providing IT services for healthcare and welfare agencies in Western Finland.
With ATJ, patient data and x-rays are in real-time available for healthcare district units and municipalities across organisational boundaries. ATJ has already become an integral part of everyday work for more than 7,000 healthcare professionals.
ATJ, previously known as Fiale, has been in use for circa ten years. The new ATJ will replace Fiale in summer 2013. Along with the launch, the number of users will increase, as the City of Turku will join in the system. Turku University Hospital (TYKS) will continue to be the biggest content provider in the system.
ATJ brings significant benefits to both patients and healthcare personnel. From the patient's point of view the system ensures correct treatment decision, as it brings all available data to the disposal of the healthcare personnel. Thanks to ATJ, healthcare professionals are able to work faster and more efficiently, as for example doctors have access to patient data and examination results conducted elsewhere.
”ATJ is an important tool in the care chain. The data it contains is used thousands of times each month, which shows the relevance of the service,” says Yrjö Koivusalo, CIO for the Hospital District of Varsinais-Suomi.
”Many of us have had to have the same lab tests and x-rays taken whenever the location of care changes. Not only is this expensive to the taxpayer but it also results in a congested healthcare system. The need to repeat the same procedures will be eliminated with both health centre and central hospital data available in one place,” says director Pekka Manninen, the head of healthcare sector sales for Fujitsu.
The new system has been developed in close collaboration with the customers. The technical solution is built on open global standards, the utilisation of which expands the traditional capabilities of a regional information system. In fact, this system can be referred to as a general archive where clinical data can be saved in and fetched from an operational information system in a standard, system-independent format.
For further information, please contact:
Fujitsu Finland Oy
Director Pekka Manninen
Tel. + 358 45 7880 1705, pekka.manninen(at)fi.fujitsu.com
Fujitsu Finland Oy
Communications director Satu Pelttari
Tel. + 358 45 7880 9624, satu.pelttari(at)fi.fujitsu.com
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Date: 11 December, 2012
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