TietoEnator Will Provide New Solutions for Improved Efficiency and Cooperation in Healthcare


ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 5, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator's comprehensive solution for primary and special health care, Effica, has been significantly expanded: it now includes, for example, SMS services, a picture archive and a solution for transferring digital images and patient data files between different organizations. The latest breakthrough is the integration of Finnish speech recognition into Effica in primary health care. This solution will be piloted at the Haukiputaa Health Center at the end of September.

The Finnish speech recognition solution is a result of cooperation between TietoEnator, Philips Speech Processing and Konttorityo Oy, as TietoEnator has integrated the Philips SpeechMagic software into Effica. This kind of a speech recognition system that covers the entire primary health care sector has never been implemented anywhere else in the world.

TietoEnator's solutions aim at supporting comprehensive care of patients and concentration on both individual care situations and the planning of further care. Experience has indicated that health care personnel now have more time for patient care, and cooperation between different professional groups, organisations and regions has become more efficient. From the patients' viewpoint this means more effective and shorter periods of care.

TietoEnator is the leading provider of health care IT systems in the Nordic countries. TietoEnator has more than 30 years of experience in health care, and employs a total of almost 300 experts in the health care sector in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The Effica solution is designed to serve the primary and special health care, as well as social services. In addition to patient management and electronic patient data files, Effica also comprises functions for laboratory, dental care, institutional and home care, X-ray, operating room, occupational health care, invoicing and reception activities.

Further information:

Hannu Puuronen, Director TietoEnator, HealthCare Finland,
tel. +358 8 537 2743 or +358 400 291 801,

With almost 12,000 employees and annual net sales of EUR 1.1 billion, TietoEnator is a leading supplier of high value-added IT services in Europe. TietoEnator specialises in consulting, building 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. www.tietoenator.com


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