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Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. has announced that it has successfully completed Phase I of the Government of Malta’s Integrated Health Information System (IHIS), programme.
Along with iSOFT, a technology partner, ACS has installed state-of-the-art IT infrastructure that connects laboratory, radiology, and image archiving communication systems and integrates them with iSOFT’s Patient Administration System and Clinical Order Communication and Results Reporting System.
The systems have already helped improve the delivery and management of healthcare service and records in Malta’s new 850-bed Mater Dei Hospital, the nation’s largest healthcare facility. ACS will also provide ongoing operations, maintenance, and integration services and support through an on-site command centre.
“The rapid implementation of this system was designed to provide quick benefits to the citizens of Malta,” said Charles Bracken, managing director of ACS Healthcare Solutions. “Not only were we required to install new digital technology, but laboratory and radiology services had to be completely updated in the process, and all of this needed to happen while Mater Dei Hospital was moving to a new campus.
“By developing and deploying important IT partnerships, we were able to meet our aggressive deadlines. We transferred our healthcare knowledge to the Government of Malta in record time. Now we look forward to leveraging our global healthcare experience and expertise to help Mater Dei Hospital provide world-class care to those who need it most,” he said.
Mater Dei’s 150 laboratory scientists conduct 4.5 million tests each year for healthcare professionals throughout Malta. Replacing largely manual processes, iSOFT’s i.Laboratory systems aim to speed the turnaround of test results, increase the accuracy of test data and patient information, enhance the legibility of critical reports, and provide better access to patient demographics and specimen records.
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