The Ministry of Health and Social Services for the Spanish region of Cantabria has awarded iSOFT a major contract for software solutions designed to manage requests for diagnostic hospital tests at all centres within the region’s health service.
The project, to be conducted in collaboration with local companies Indesis Consultoría Sanitaria and Loarco Sistemas, is one of a series that will collectively pave the way for the introduction of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in Cantabria.
iSOFT solutions are to be introduced at three hospitals – Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital, Sierrallana Hospital and Laredo Hospital – and in the region’s primary healthcare centres. This will mean that most of the region’s healthcare sector will have the benefit of a system aimed at improving the quality of primary healthcare for a population of around 500,000.
The software will enable users to respond to and monitor all requests for tests from medical professionals, regardless of whether they originate from hospital departments or primary healthcare centres. It will also control the distribution of responses to those requests, and will be integrated into existing healthcare IT systems.