Nortal’s history in medical IT dates back to early 1990s, when former CCC had a vital role in developing Miranda patient record and Oberon patient management solutions for the Finnish University Hospitals for more than ten years. This welfare business was later spun-off into a separate company. Since 2003 the accumulated expertise was consolidated into providing innovative and productive solutions to hospitals, laboratories and healthcare authorities. Supported by our international presence and targeted acquisitions, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of medical IT products and solutions to its partners on various markets.
A key to our work in medical IT in Nortal has been working closely with both administrators and medical specialists. Aligning organizational goals with feedback from the “front line” is the input needed for our specialists to create proper solutions with superior usability.
When put in use properly, IT can deliver serious gains in medicine. It is important to clearly map the goals of a project or organization and how the results help the center of healthcare – the patient.
Successful projects, although aimed at different processes or functions, have to deliver value to the patient in the end, in one of these ways:
- Improved access to data supports medical specialists in decision making and both improves care quality and reduces waste on redundant procedures
- Providing access to patients empowers them and increases accountability within the system
- Process standardisation and automation increases operational efficiency, improves user experience for both patients and medical specialists and helps secure service quality
- In addition on lowering costs, this also helps medical specialists focus on patients instead of refilling or searching for data
- Consolidation of data and wider access also facilitates better decision making on healthcare administration levels