Slovakia | Public and government organizations
IHIS - Integrated Hospital Information System
The challengeIn 2005, Trstená Hospital realised it needed to meet increasing requirements by health insurance companies for provision of medical and statistical data. So in August 2005, the hospital issued invitation for bids for selection of an information system supplier and S&T won this tender. Most of the Euro 530,000 required for the project came from European Union structural funds and from the Slovakian national budget.
The ProjectStarting in June 2006, implementation of the IHIS took place in several stages and took about a year. Working together with subcontractors, S&T Slovakia developed an integrated IT infrastructure including networks, a camera monitoring system, a cluster server system and a system for storing hospital data. It also provided individual departments and divisions with computers from very reputable manufacturers. In addition, S&T Slovakia gave the hospital a solution for safe Internet connection, electronic mail administration and administration of servers and computers connected to the IHIS and developed an intraweb portal for the hospital.
Integrated technical service and support for the next two years also forms part of the contract. The IHIS is unique because it meets the needs of all areas of the hospital, i.e. medicine, business management, administration and payroll, as well as protection of property. In a subcontracting arrangement, STAPRO Slovensko provided the NIS MEDEA hospital information system. Individual modules of this information system correspond to the requirements of the National Register of Hospital Patients, inpatient wards, operating rooms, RTGs (radioisotope thermoelectric generators), pharmacies, laboratories, catering and haematology. The IHIS also includes an information system for managing registration orders, business and management. The main advantage for patients is high quality health documentation. Records are kept electronically and all doctors have access to the records. Therefore patients will not need to be re-examined just because someone forgot to file records.
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