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Introduction of a surgical planning system at a university hospital

Background

For several years the hospital has worked with a surgical planning system. When the supplier of the system decided to stop developing and supporting the version that the hospital used, the hospital decided to introduce an updated version of the surgical planning system.

The challenge

The previous version had provided the hospital with significant opportunities to extensively adapt the system. This meant that the system was difficult to administer and that it made it hard to get an overview of the system. In the new version it was decided that a more standardised and joint way of working should be adopted for the planning and review of operations. There were also challenges in integrating the new version with the hospital's charging system, data storage, reporting system and other patient record systems. An additional requirement was that the system had to be adapted to updated requirements in the Patient Data Act.

Implementation

Sirona carried out the project management and implementation of the project, together with a project team including the hospital administration, representatives of the various departments and consultant support from Sirona. In addition, Sirona organised requirement management from the departments through a number of different reference groups. Sirona participated in all parts of the project, including ordering and procurement of parts of the system, requirement specification and testing of the system, training the end users, introduction and evaluation of the entire implementation project.

Results

A new, improved surgical planning system which affects more than 50,000 patients per year and around 4000 users at the hospital. The work also meant that the system now meets the new requirements in the Patient Data Act.