Picis, a providers of acute information systems, has announced a further five deals in Europe in the first quarter of this year.
The company have been working in Europe for almost 15 years now and now has their systems used by more than 1000 hospitals in 19 European countries.
Picis’s executive vice president of global sales, Liz Popovich, told E-Health Europe: “We first started our healthcare business in Europe and the healthcare IT market in the continent is something we are very interested in. over the years, we have seen more and more healthcare providers looking to us to bring their premises into the 21st century and revolutionise the way patients are treated.”
In the first quarter of this year, Picis have secured deals throughout Europe including:
• Hospital d’Inca and Hospital de Maó, new hospitals within the regional healthcare authority of the Balearic Islands, Spain, purchased CareSuite Critical Care Manager to provide clinicians with quick and complete online patient information to help in their assessment and treatments, maximize resources in the department and analyse and reduce costs.
• Hospital de Sâo Joâo, the second largest hospital in Portugal, currently uses CareSuite Anesthesia Manager, Critical Care Manager and PACU Manager across their high-acuity care areas. The 1100-bed hospital has expanded their implementation to additional critical care areas and 120 workstations.
• Klinikum Landshut, the largest hospital in the Landshut region in Bavaria, Germany, is upgrading to the latest version of CareSuite Critical Care Manager.
• Frederickshavn Hospital, located in Denmark, is deinstalling its legacy documentation system and replacing it with CareSuite PACU Manager.
• Töölö Sairaala, a hospital which is part of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), Finland’s largest regional healthcare authority, will extend CareSuite Anesthesia Manager, PACU Manager and Critical Care Manager to additional workstations.
With European headquarters in Barcelona, Popovich says that the company is in a prime position to be able to observe the current trends in European healthcare IT.
“Europe has more incentives than other parts of the world that allow them to invest in e-health. The European Commission has an eHealth agenda and the EC community are working very hard to embrace this, and meet the statutory requirements to transform the way that healthcare is approached.
“We find that in the continent, many more countries want to make movements, and the examples of countries like the UK and Germany are pushing healthcare providers to make more commissioning into such life-critical investments.”
Picis’s main products are designed to transform the delivery of patient care information in the high-acuity areas of the hospital, including the emergency department, operating and recovery rooms and intensive care units.
Popovich said: “Europe is very much on the watch, in a similar way to the US. They want to have systems that will help save lives and this is why they are interested in our products. For example, the CareSuite product line is designed specifically for anesthesia, recovery and critical care.
“We showcased these at the Spanish Society of Intensive Care and Coronary Critical Units (SEMICYUC) in Madrid and the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) in Munich this month and had a phenomenal level of interest form people who saw the need for transformation as an urgent priority.”
Picis continue to support and attract new customers in Europe and Popovich feels that more healthcare organisations will want to take up their products.
“We have an initiative to increase investment to expand our current user base. The great thing about Europeans is that they are always very much interested in healthcare and pioneering new systems that will increasingly help them with their healthcare priorities. I envisage more people wanting to join in onto this bandwagon.”
Hospital de Sâo Joâo (Portuguese)
Klinikum Landshut (German)
Töölö Sairaala (Finnish)