NeMo upgraded Terveystalo's medical equipment and medication logistics
Terveystalo, which handles four million patient visits every year, needs a large amount of various medical equipment and medicines for its everyday operations. Now, Terveystalo can handle the orders, arrivals and storage of equipment and medications a lot more efficiently than before. A large part of its hospital units in various parts of Finland is now using M@tsku – a system particularly designed for improving the logistics of health care.
The Aputori online service (www.aputori.fi) launched for the southern region of Oulu helps local residents to find and compare private social and healthcare services. Aputori already has an extensive range of physiotherapy, therapy and assisted living services, early education services as well as in-home services.
Aputori highlights the region's private services better than ever before. The system includes services that can be acquired with service vouchers as well as at the person's own cost. Aputori covers Kallio's and Selänne's joint municipal authorities for basic services, the social services and healthcare district Helmi as well as the city of Oulainen - all in all, a region consisting of twelve municipalities.
The technical basis for this service was provided by the software company OneClinic Oy. The company's CEO Veli-Matti Pietilä said that the company tried to make Aputori clear and easy to use – both for the resident looking for services and the service provider.
”I believe that these kinds of online-based services will become more common in the future as municipalities try to include private services more prominently alongside the services that they provide. At the same time, there is a wish to increase the freedom of choice for the residents of a municipality regarding the selection of service providers. Also, this system enables to manage service vouchers electronically and efficiently,” he said.
OneClinic has implemented similar solutions also in Kainuu and Tampere, for example. Services like Aputori are becoming more common due to the Service Voucher Act which came into force in 2009, according to which the municipalities and joint municipal authorities using service vouchers must inform their residents of the availability of private services.