The Orion Clinic project is designed to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care through providing instant access to real time electronic patient care records to healthcare professionals in the biggest public hospital in the Valencia Region.
A consortium of Steria and Isoft will install and manage the Orion Clinic 1.2 system in La Fe Hospital in Valencia, the largest hospital in the entire Autonomous Region. This one year project is designed to implement a system which will assist healthcare professionals in their clinical activity and improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.
This public medical centre has around 7,000 staff made up of healthcare and administrative professionals. With 1,300 beds and almost 50,000 registered admissions per annum, La Fe Hospital is also one of the leading Spanish hospitals in organ transplants, both on a European and worldwide level.
Orion Clinic, which has already been installed as a pilot project in the Doctor Peset and Arnau de Vilanova hospitals, is being rolled out to the rest of the Valencia Region hospitals and specialist clinics. This application is integrated into the Region's Health Department information systems. It will enable patient care records to be updated electronically with their hospital care details and also provide access to all clinical test results and exploratory work that may have been undertaken.
Orion Clinic enables the integration of other existing information systems both locally (IRIS, anatomical pathology, laboratories and x-ray departments) and centrally (SIP, CRC, COMPAS) and represents further progress towards the adoption of Abucasis II (the system that currently runs in primary healthcare centres).
The introduction of Orion Clinic in La Fe Hospital will lead to greater flexibility and security in the exchange of information and requests between clinical units and back-up departments (laboratories, medical imagery and others). For instance, the system enables the use of electronic prescriptions, thereby providing medical traceability.
Orion Clinic includes built-in alerts to improve clinical quality and security and to facilitate collaboration between the various specialists through integrated management of the surgical, obstetrical and operating theatre activities. This application also brings further improvements to support new approaches to patient care, eg. home and short stay hospitalisation, operations carried out on an outpatient basis, and day and medium to long term inpatient hospitalisation.
Steria and healthcare
Steria boasts strong experience in the Spanish healthcare sector, both public and private, and has clients such as the Ministry of Health and the following autonomous regions: Madrid, Castilla-León, Castilla-La Mancha, Aragón, Extremadura, Murcia, Baleares, Andalucía, Galicia, País Vasco, Valencia, Cantabria, Asturias, La Rioja and Ceuta y Melilla, the Hospital Trusts in Granollers and Alcorcón, the San Juan de Dios and San Roque hospitals and the Benidorm clinic. Steria can also demonstrate expertise in IT for European public healthcare. In France, Steria is in charge of maintaining hospital management applications for AP-HP (the Paris public hospital board) which runs a group of 41 hospitals in Paris and the surrounding area, employing 90,000 people; and it has also developed the Sesam Vitale healthcare card. In terms of private healthcare, Steria has other clients such as the Swedish Karolinska and the French Marie Lannelongue hospitals.
About Steria: www.steria.com
Steria delivers IT enabled business services which help organisations in the public and private sectors operate more efficiently and profitably. By combining in depth understanding of our clients' businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, we take on our clients' challenges and develop innovative solutions to address them. Through our highly collaborative consulting style, we work with our clients to transform their business, enabling them to focus on what they do best. Our 19,000 people, working across 16 countries, support the systems, services and processes that make today's world turn, touching the lives of millions around the globe each day.
Founded in 1969, Steria has offices in Europe, India, North Africa and SE Asia and a 2008 revenue of 1.8 billion euros. 16.5% of Steria's capital is owned by its employees. Headquartered in Paris, Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
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