TietoEnator Medical develops integrated HIS in Denmark

April 19, 2000

Swedish information systems vendor TietoEnator Medical has completed development of its first healthcare data management product, which links legacy health information systems with x-ray and laboratory

Swedish information systems vendor TietoEnator Medical has completed development of its first healthcare data management product, which links legacy health information systems with x-ray and laboratory systems via a Web application using the distributed healthcare environment (DHE), a healthcare-specific application platform developed by GESI, an Italian healthcare information systems firm. DHE uses health information systems architecture (HISA), an EU standard, which integrates systems by allowing information that was fed into one system to be used by all other linked systems without reentry. Stockholm, Sweden-based TietoEnator demonstrated the system’s capabilities to Danish politicians and two IT societies, Kobenhavns Amts Sygehusvaesen (KAS) and Hovedstadens Sygehusfaelleskab (H:S), on March 1.

The system was developed after 11 hospitals in Denmark joined with KAS and H:S in organizing a vendor competition to jump-start development of a healthcare product that would integrate legacy systems and streamline data management. The contract was awarded to TietoEnator, which worked in conjunction with GESI to build the system to specifications. If hospitals choose to purchase the new system, it will be installed this spring, according to H:S.

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