Belgium health scheduling software specialist UltraGenda has been chosen by St Radboud University Medical Centre (UMC) in Nijmegen to supply its enterprise-wide appointment scheduling software.

UMC St Radboud, which is part of the Catholic University in Nijmegen, selected UltraGenda Pro for its enterprise-wide appointment scheduling after a Europe-wide procurement exercise. The value of the initial contract is approximately €350,000.

UltaGenda says its software will be implemented enterprise-wide across 25 outpatient clinics and 55 departments. The system will be used by approximately 700 concurrent users. UMC St Radboud has 8,500 staff and 950 beds.

UltraGenda is already in use at other major hospitals in The Netherlands, including Rotterdam and Leiden.

The project involves integration with existing systems such as patient administration, archives, coding, electronic patient records, orders and billing. It will also be integrated with Active Directory.

UMC St. Radboud has also selected UG Contacts Store to handle the generation of management information from UG Pro.

Hugo Schellens, managing director of UltraGenda, told E-Health Europe that implementation will begin on three to four patient wards over three to four months “and then be implemented across the whole organisation in the next nine to 12 months.”

As well as providing the implementation of the software, UltraGenda will also handle the training of system administrators and provide consulting services. The roll-out is scheduled to be completed by May 2010. “From a year from now we will have everything rolled out,” said Schellens.

Schellens told EHE that the company now provided scheduling software to 140 hospitals across 10 countries in Europe. “We have a very strong customer base in Belgium and Holland, and also have a strong presence in France, Switzerland, Denmark and Norway.”

“Our appointment scheduling system handles 86m appointments a year, we are increasingly the number one player in health appointment scheduling.”