Good care builds on the care provider having the correct information base for the vitally important decisions that must be taken to secure a patient's welfare. In order to safeguard, and primarily ensure, quality within the healthcare sector, Örebro County Council has chosen to develop its IT system. Among other things, this means that the council is one of the driving forces in the national IT project, NPÖ, (National Patient Lists), that will ensure that the right patient receives the right care at the right time.
Örebro County Council has used the patient record system EVRY Cross for many years, in order to give care providers greater security in their contact with patients.
"We will now also use EVRY's medication module, integrated with our other IT support for the entire county," says Ulrika Landström, project manager at Örebro County Council.
The medication module has been developed to be able to be adapted for use in all major IT systems - for example collaboration has recently been established between EVRY and TietoEnator, which means that the module can be integrated in TietoEnator's Clinical Portal.
Success for EVRY in the business area Health & Care has also led to the formation of SUSSA, a customer group in which representatives of participating county councils, in conjunction with EVRY work on the development of more and safer IT services and products in the healthcare sector.
Örebro County Council also experiences that IT systems increase healthcare safety by providing the information needed to ensure good treatment in a collected and well-organised way. This also increases safety for individual patients.
The correct information at the correct time for the correct patients is an important condition for good care. Within Örebro County Council IT tools have been used as an aid, and it has worked for a long time with the medical record system EVRY Cross.
For the patient, the common IT system ensures greater security in the contacts with the care system and for Örebro County Council it offers potential for providing safer healthcare through a common drug list for its 300,000 inhabitants.