Apotti, the largest operational reform project in our history, was extended to all our units in 2020. At the same time, we adopted the Maisa e-transaction service for customers.
In February, we adopted the Apotti patient and customer information system in the Hyvinkää, Lohja, Porvoo and Västra Nyland hospital areas, at Jorvi Hospital, at the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and at the Department of Psychiatry.
The final major phase of the deployment was planned for May but was postponed to the end of October because of the coronavirus pandemic. At that time, Apotti was adopted at the Meilahti Tower Hospital, the Meilahti Triangle Hospital, the Department of Oncology, the New Children’s Hospital, the Skin and Allergy Hospital, Töölö Hospital, the Surgical Hospital and HUS functions at Malmi, Laakso, Aurora and Herttoniemi Hospitals.
HUS imaging will be the last unit to adopt Apotti, in April 2021.
Consistent management of patient information is a necessity for service development
The deployment in October ended the laborious interim phase where the old and new systems were being used in parallel. Because we handle information on some 10,000 patients every day, it is obvious that consistent information management facilitated by Apotti is a necessity for efficient medical care and for service development.
We consider it highly important that legislation allow Apotti to be deployed by all social welfare and health care operators in Uusimaa. At the moment, the other participants in the Apotti project in addition to HUS are Helsinki, Vantaa, Kirkkonummi, Kauniainen, Tuusula and Kerava. Apotti is rooted in the Epic-based system used at nearly 500 hospitals worldwide and is delivered to us by Oy Apotti Ab.