Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL) will be installing the basis module of the hospital information system (HIS) i.s.h.med for more than 1,400 users. The Siemens equipment integrates the existing ERP and SAP for healthcare systems as well as being multilingual.
The hospital, which has 31 wards with a total of 579 beds, will be supported by i.s.h.med, with the special requirement that the HIS should operate in both German and French.
“Because Luxemburg has two official languages, we want to provide our employees with the possibility of working with the system in both languages,” explains Jean Paul Freichel, director at CHL. He added that the full integration of SAP for Healthcare as well as the broad functionality of i.s.h.med are equally important. “We need a system that supports processes across departments and helps us to optimise communication and improve our treatment management.”
As a first step, the basis module of i.s.h.med will be introduced during the fourth quarter of 2009. This module provides transparent order and report communications which prevent double examinations. Upon request, the personnel of the clinic will be be trained so that they are able to handle the solution rollout across the clinic. Implementation plans will be spread over several phases. In addition to the basis module i.s.h.med, CHL is already testing the introduction of the surgery module as well as the modules i.s.h.med medication, i.s.h. med charting and i.s.h. med ward that support inpatient processes.