Finnish Health Message-switching Centre Powered by Fujitsu Invia

3/6/2003 - Fujitsu Invia has delivered the most extensive message switching centre in the Finnish health care sector to the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The agreement covers the Fujitsu Invia-developed Commerce Express® system, deployment, consultancy, as well as maintenance and monitoring services at Fujitsu Invia’s systems management centre.

HUS’s IT environment is among the most extensive and complicated in Finland. Hundreds of systems can be integrated in the message switching centre. At the initial stage it will be applied in transferring laboratory messages and later on in integrating other both internal and external systems.

"Our primary goal was to outsource the message switching of our critical systems to 24/7 maintenance. Now we have also been able to clarify the management of message switching between HUS and other organisations”, says Heikki Kähkönen of HUS IT department.

The message-switching centre, named HUSway, is based on Fujitsu Invia technology and fulfils the HL7 standard of the health care sector. It is built on the Fujitsu Invia -developed and -registered product called Commerce Express®, which is a message switching based solution for enterprise application integration. HUSway is sized to transfer at least a hundred thousand messages per day. Already at this point the daily number reaches a quarter of that amount.

In addition to Finland, systems based on Commerce Express® technology have been delivered to North America, Austria, Australia and Great Britain.

The function of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa is to provide specialised medical care for the residents of its member local authorities required by law and to carry out other functions prescribed for university hospital districts. Apart from its statutory functions, the Hospital District can also provide medical services for parties other than local authorities or joint municipal boards.

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