The Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) is to install the base module of Siemens’ i.s.h.med hospital information system.
The basis modules of i.s.h.med, which include order and report communications, are scheduled to be installed in the final quarter of 2009.
The hospital plans to implement the new hospital information system over several phases. It is already piloting a surgery module as well as i.s.h.med modules for medication, charting and inpatient care.
When fully installed the new integrated hospital information system will be used by 1400 staff across the 579 bed hospital.
Siemens will integrate the i.s.h.med system with its existing SAP existing enterprise resource planning system.
The contract also includes services to train the users of the system. Staff will be trained so that after the base module has been installed they can handle the subsequent rollout of later modules.
In March 2009, Siemens, SAP, completed a deal with T-Systems Austria to take over i.s.h.med software which it jointly developed with T-Systems Austria, an arm of Deutshe Telekom.
Jean Paul Freichel, administrative director of finance at CHL, said that in the future all the hospital’s clinical processes will be supported by the hospital information system. He also said that one of the reasons that the hospital chose i.s.h.m.e.d was because it operated both French and German.
Jean Paul Freichel, administrative director of finance at CHL, said: “Because Luxemburg has two official languages, we want to provide our employees with the possibility of working with the system in both languages“
“We need a system that supports processes across departments and helps us to optimize communication and improve our treatment management. To this end, i.s.h.med is the optimal solution for us.”
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