Asseco to computerize new medical complex in Katowice
Asseco Poland has signed an agreement for the implementation of Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS) in a newly established private medical complex - GeoMedical - in Katowice. In addition, Asseco Data Systems will provide servers from its Data Center under the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) model. This is one of the first projects in the field of health care, where a facility's computerization is not based on its own servers.
GeoMedical is a new medical complex in Katowice, which will consist of a multi-profile specialist hospital, a diagnostic and therapeutic center and a hotel with a conference and training center. Under the project, Asseco will install and implement the AMMS integrated IT system, which will cover multi-profile units, medical offices, operating blocks, hospital pharmacies and a full administration system, including accounting, staffing and payroll departments. AMMS will be integrated into a laboratory system (LIS) and a radiological diagnostic system. The implementation is due to end on October 30th 2017. It is worth pointing out that this is Asseco's another project for a large private medical facility.
The ability to deliver commercial software services was an important factor which encouraged GeoMedical to choose Asseco Medical Management Solutions. AMMS offers variety of features that facilitate patient care and the settlement of chargeable health benefits. Such solutions are available in both inpatient and outpatient care systems, said Jarosław Kończyło, Deputy Sales Director at Asseco Poland's Health Care Division.
AMMS is a comprehensive IT solution dedicated to large and mid-sized hospitals, clinics, medical centers and outpatient clinics. It covers facilities' medical (HIS) and administrative (ERP) departments. It incorporates several solutions dedicated to a patient identification process, ie referral registration based on two-dimensional bar codes and storage of a registered person's identity data. It also allows for printing and reading referrals in encoded form. Passing these types of documents between different units in electronic form shortens the time of patients' registration and eliminates errors resulting from incorrect handwriting readings.
An important criterion for choosing AMMS was the ability to install the system in the Data Processing Center. This is important because GeoMedical is one of the first examples in the healthcare sector, where a management has decided to use an external IT infrastructure. The client will use tools provided under the Iaas (Infrastructure as a Service) model by the Data Center owned by Asseco Data Systems. This eliminates the need to purchase servers because thanks to cloud computing, used server resources can be flexibly scaled, based on the number of opened units in the hospital.
In the case of projects implemented for medical institutions, one of the most important issues is to ensure a high level of security of sensitive data stored. Asseco Data Systems' Data Center, thanks to the highest standard of services and experience in processing large amounts of sensitive data in complex projects, has the competence to meet these requirements, said Marcin Lebiecki, Director of the Asseco Data Systems' Data Center.
The hospital is still in the process of finishing works and the installation of medical equipment. Already at the beginning of September, a complex of specialist clinics and a diagnostic imaging department will be opened, while in October a multi-profile treatment department will provide services to first patients.
Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). It has been developing technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy for 25 years. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth-largest software manufacturer in Europe. It is the leader in the IT solutions for healthcare sector and the producer of proprietary IT solutions, which are used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, the units of the National Health Fund (NFZ), Blood Donor Centers, spas and more than 14,000 clinics and doctors' offices.