Accenture to build and implement Norway's electronic health record system
Published on October 11, 2012 at 8:19 AM
Directorate of Health has awarded Accenture
(NYSE:ACN) a five-year contract to build and implement Norway's electronic
health record (EHR) system. The new system will provide a
consolidated record system for Norway's medical professionals and five
"We believe Norway's efforts will enable meaningful advances to their
healthcare system by increasing the effectiveness of patient care," said
Tonje Sanderg, who leads Accenture's Health & Public Service business in
Norway. "Using the Norway EHR system, medical professionals will have
access to a single patient record that consolidates all medical history
across the health continuum."
Accenture and the Norwegian Directorate of Health will implement a
single, national EHR system for enabling medical professionals to view
patient medical records from all parts of Norway's healthcare system.
This includes demographic information, clinical history, physician
interactions, diagnostic assessments, medications, procedures and
patient interaction summaries.
At the same time, the EHR system will allow Norwegian citizens to
securely access and maintain their own medical records in near real-time.