Cambridge, MA, – March 19, 2008 – InterSystems Corporation today announced that the Swedish national electronic health record, known as the National Patient Overview (NPO) will be supplied by TietoEnator using InterSystems HealthShare™ software. The contract is valued at approximately $19 million for the first five years, with an option to extend for an additional two years.
The NPO is designed to enable the sharing of patient information between regional and local care providers in both the public and private sectors. In a competitive procurement, the Swedish Healthcare Advisory Organization (Sjukvårdrådgivningen SVR Ab), chose TietoEnator as prime contractor to deliver the development, implementation and hosting of the NPO.
InterSystems HealthShare is a health information network platform that plays an important role in the project as the core software with which the NPO will be delivered. The solution should be ready for production within 12 months. The final three months of this phase will see the first implementation within the Örebro County Council.
HealthShare is a comprehensive solution for aggregating and sharing clinical data across multiple organizations. This enables the creation of a summary view of a patient’s medical record on a regional or national basis. It has the flexibility to support a variety of architectures, and includes a rapid development and customization environment. The healthcare market is characterized by valuable existing systems that medical professionals are accustomed to using. HealthShare allows customers to retain these systems and transform them into connected regional or national solutions. In the US, for example, the state of Rhode Island and the New York-based Long Island Patient Information eXchange are currently using HealthShare to enable regional healthcare network connectivity programs.
“We are delighted that TietoEnator has decided to work with InterSystems as their technology partner for the Swedish NPO program,” says Mats Sandstrom, InterSystems’ Country Manager, Nordic. “For thirty years we have provided innovative software to the world’s best healthcare providers. This award is welcome recognition of our position as the global technology leader in connected healthcare.”
“We are delighted to have won this important contract. The national patient overview provides a modern tool to make co-operation between the county councils, local authorities and other healthcare providers even more efficient. With this project, TietoEnator is strengthening its position as a leading supplier of IT support to the healthcare industry. One particular point of interest is that individual citizens will eventually have access to their own medical records via the internet,” said Jan B. Andersson, responsible for the Scandinavian healthcare business in TietoEnator.
“Many countries and regions are making efforts to computerize patient medical records in order to improve the quality of care.” says Kerry Stratton, InterSystems’ Managing Director, Healthcare. “The Nordic healthcare market is regularly cited as the frontrunner in the development of digital healthcare. This is in part because the Nordic countries have applied modern technology to deliver high standards of care, but also because of the commitment to provide those high levels of care to all citizens in these countries. This nationwide HealthShare project will enable us to share the experiences gained from Sweden with other nations as they seek to develop Electronic Health Records for the benefit of their citizens.”
InterSystems Corporation is a global software product company with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and offices in 22 countries. InterSystems provides innovative products that enable fast development, deployment, and integration of enterprise-class applications. InterSystems CACHÉ® is a high performance object database that makes applications faster and more scalable. InterSystems Ensemble® is a rapid integration platform that enriches applications with new functionality, and makes them connectable. InterSystems HealthShare™ is a platform that leverages existing healthcare applications to rapidly create regional or national electronic health records. For more information, visit InterSystems.com.
InterSystems is the world’s #1 vendor of database and integration technologies for healthcare applications. InterSystems products are used by thousands of hospitals and labs, including all 18 hospitals on the Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals as rated by U.S. News and World Report.
TietoEnator is among the leading architects in building a more efficient information society and one of the largest IT services companies in Europe. TietoEnator specialises in consulting, developing and hosting its customers business operations in the digital economy. The Group’s services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and latest information technology. TietoEnator has about 16,000 experts in close to 30 countries. For more information visit www.tietoenator.com
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