Finnish Hospital Running Tieto's IT System Recognised Internationally for Best Practices

TietoSavonlinna Central Hospital, part of East Savo Hospital District, was awarded a top prize for its best practices in healthcare IT by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) at the World of Health IT (WoHIT) event in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May 2012.

Savonlinna Central Hospital was assessed as meeting the requirements of the prestigious Stage 6 of hospital IT maturity categorisation. The key elements of the hospital’s IT system are supplied by Tieto. The Award recognizes hospitals that represent best practises in implementation of the electronic medical record (EMR) and operate in a paperless environment.

This is the first time ever that the prize has been awarded to a Finnish hospital.

Long-term collaboration with Tieto bears fruit
Tieto Healthcare Finland has collaborated with East Savo Hospital District in developing its healthcare information systems for a long time. The recognition now awarded to the Central Hospital of Savonlinna confirms that Tieto's work is recognised internationally as being in the vanguard of healthcare IT.

"We have done long-term development work in the area of healthcare information systems in East Savo Hospital District. This recognition also confirms that we, together with our customers, are recognised internationally as frontrunners," says Arto Ryymin, Executive Vice President, Tieto Healthcare, Welfare and Public Services.

His view is echoed by Ari Pätsi, chief information officer, East Savo Hospital District. "We are proud of the recognition we have received. The prize encourages us to continue with our development efforts for the benefit of the residents in our area."

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About Tieto
Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers' businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors.

Tieto helps healthcare and welfare organizations to improve the quality and efficiency of their services. We enable our customers to optimize processes, reduce waiting times, secure the flow of information, make high quality decisions and empower citizens. We are the leading healthcare and welfare ICT provider in the Nordic countries with a strong presence in Germany and the Netherlands. With 40 years of experience and a thorough understanding of our customers' processes, we help our customers to secure the future of care services and develop lifecare services at the individual, regional and national level.

About Itä-Savo
Itä-Savo Hospital District is Finland provides secondary health care services to 46 000 people in six local communities in eastern Finland. The hospital district has one central hospital in Savonlinna with 196 beds.