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  7. Finland Fujitsu Finland to implement Fiale regional information portal to the Hospital District of Southwest Finland

Finland Fujitsu Finland to implement Fiale regional information portal to the Hospital District of Southwest Finland

Fujitsu Services Oy

lokakuuta 13, 2005

The Hospital District of Southwest Finland joins the regional information system, Fiale. The new service will considerably facilitate and speed up health care work, as physicians have instant access to test results and patient data - also those collected in district's other hospitals.

The Fiale information portal also enables efficient data exchange between healthcare professionals. The amount of data is quickly increasing: the Fiale database currently contains over nine million patient data references.

Thanks to the service, open care units that join the service at the first stage can, with the patients' permission, access the data collected in the district hospitals as early as in spring 2006. By autumn 2006 the expected number of users reaches 400, and all in all some 3,000 over the next few years.

Fujitsu has implemented the Fiale regional information system to as many as seven hospital districts. Currently all in all more than 800 physicians and other health care professionals use Fiale for searching patient information. During this autumn that number will rise to approximately 3,000.

The Fiale service, which is developed in collaboration between Fujitsu Services Oy and Itella Suomi Oy meets the requirements for high information security and data protection while also enabling reliable access control and user administration.

For further information, please contact:
Sales Manager Pirjo Nissinen-Kiviranta, tel. + 358 50 387 0426

The Hospital District of Southwest Finland (VSSHP) is a federation of municipalities, which includes 56 municipalities and towns. Within the district there are 26 health centres and a population of some 453,000. The Hospital District offers specialised health care services at the Turku University Hospital (TYKS) and four regional hospitals. These hospitals can accommodate a total of 1,500 patients. The Hospital District has almost 5,400 permanent employees. The district hospitals handle approximately 560,000 treatment visits and some 440,000 inpatient treatment days each year.

Date: 13 lokakuuta, 2005