Digital X-Rayograms Integrated into TietoEnator's Effica

ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 7, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator (Other OTC:TTNTF) (Stockholm:TIEN) has integrated digital image processing into its Effica system for healthcare services. This means that in dental care, for instance, X-rayograms and photographs can now function seamlessly with the patient's treatment information within a single patient data system.

In practice, this solution will enable more efficient care processes and reduce the staff's routine tasks, as the graphs and photos will always be in the right place at the right time. The graphs enable more precise documentation of a patient's dental health and monitoring of the treatment's effects. It will also facilitate the motivation of patients for planned treatment in that they are able to see, for instance, the location of an old filling and any fixing needs from a clear graph.

Effica's graphical dental map clearly indicates all of the existing dental graphs. The attending person can easily select the related graph to be viewed on the display next to the patient's chart and zoom as required, which makes it easy to compile, for example, treatment and X- ray records. The first customer to utilize the solution is the Haukiputaa Health Center, where all general healthcare services' graphs are also saved in digital format.

TietoEnator is the leading provider of health care information systems in the Nordic countries. The Group has approximately 30 years' experience in IT solutions for health care, and employs a total of over 300 experts in the health care sector in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. TietoEnator aims at supporting the comprehensive care of patients and concentration on single care situations, as well as the planning of further treatment. Experience has shown that staff will have more time for treatment, and that cooperation across multiple professions and organisations and regional cooperation will become more efficient. Effica is a total solution for primary and special health care, private and public dental care, as well as social welfare services. In the field of dental care, Effica is widely used not only in Finland but also in Sweden.

Additional information:

Jarkko Krannila, Sales Manager
TietoEnator, Healthcare Services
tel. +358 2 6105 5858 or +358 400 586 162

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.

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