Finnish software company Digia and Danish health care sector IT company Systematic have concluded a partnership agreement on providing complete information system solutions for the health care sector. The companies’ first goal is to take part in the tendering process concerning the patient data management system (PDMS) of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa. Other hospital districts are also planning to renew their systems in the near future. The solution provided jointly by Digia and Systematic represents a modern, modular architecture that is an excellent fit for the health care sector needs of the Nordic countries.
“Denmark is a model country for supplying clinical information systems,” says Antti Lastunen, Senior Vice President of Digia. “There are a lot of similarities in health care among the Nordic countries, which is why cooperation among Nordic IT actors can assist in achieving the best possible information systems, including that of the Finnish health care sector.”
“The renewal of clinical information systems plays a significant role in the future of the Finnish health care sector. Information systems that function well free staff time for patient care, which in turn improves the quality of care. We are very excited about this opportunity to have an influence on the changes to the Finnish health care sector and its information systems. The core targets include improved functionality and quality, and excellent usability and customer experience. With the growing number of mobile terminals that utilise smart technology, information systems must also be available in a multi-channelled format. This is the core competence of Digia.”
Modularity is modern and customer-friendly
“The competitive edge of the joint solutions provided by Digia and Systematic,” says Merja Annala, President of Systematic Oy Finland, “is modularity and the possibility for phased deployment. The PDMS reform does not require existing and functioning systems to be replaced; instead, these can be reliably integrated as part of the complete solution. This will result in a smooth and secure introduction of the new PDMS.”
“Modern information system projects typically allow the client to choose which modules in the complete information system are to be renewed,” adds Annala. “Integration based on open and standardised interfaces ensures the new system’s seamless compatibility with existing systems modules. We believe that the solution we represent also enables the best possible life cycle costs for the client.”
Competitive option that also generates jobs in Finland
Digia and Systematic trust that their joint solution will be a competitive option for Finnish hospital districts. The companies’ first goal is to take part in the tendering process launched by the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, and have it lead to the implementation of the information system reform project.
“In addition to introducing the modularity feature, the joint solution of Digia and Systematic has other benefits,” says Antti Lastunen, “such as the increase in employment opportunities in Finland. The patient record module of our partner’s clinical information system forms the core of the solution, but after we find out the scope of the invitation to tender, we intend, if necessary, to invite other actors in our ecosystem to join the process, with Digia acting as the integrator with the overall responsibility.”
Systematic has a strong market share – Digia is a trusted integrator
The clinical information system Columna, provided by the Danish company Systematic, holds a 26 per cent market share in the public health care sector in Denmark. The Finnish company Digia’s role in the partnership is to implement the seamless integration of Columna with the existing systems already in use in the Finnish hospital districts. Digia has more than 20 years of experience in supplying critical information systems.
For more information, please contact:
Digia: Senior Vice President Antti Lastunen, tel. +358 40 510 6489, firstname.lastname@example.org
Systematic: President Merja Annala, tel. +358 40 7120 870, email@example.com