Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), in the coming days, will be installing the basis module of the hospital information system (HIS) i.s.h.med by Siemens for more than 1,400 users. The selling point for the hospital’s decision to purchase Siemens equipment were the integration into the existing ERP and SAP for Healthcare System as well as the multilingualism of i.s.h.med. Included in the order of CHL is the introduction of the basis module of i.s.h.med along with the necessary services such as the training of users. Including 31 wards, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg is with a total of 579 beds. Per annum 25,000 patients are treated on an inpatient and approximately 400,000 on an outpatient basis. In the coming days, the hospital’s clinical processes will be aided by the hospital information system i.s.h.med by Siemens. A special request was that HIS should operate in both German and French. Jean Paul Freichel, Directeur administratif et financier at CHL explained that since two official languages operate in Luxemburg, they wanted to provide their employees with facility of working with the system in both the languages. The full integration of SAP for Healthcare as well as the broad functionality of i.s.h.med were equally important.
During the fourth quarter of 2009, the first step taken will be the introduction of the module of i.s.h.med. To mention a small illustration, this module provides transparent order and report communications which prevent double examinations. Upon request the personnel of the clinic are being trained accordingly so that they are able to handle the solution rollout across the clinic on their own after the basis module has been introduced. CHL plans to implement the solution over several phases. For this reason, CHL was highly appreciative of the modular HIS structure. Additionally, to the basis module i.s.h.med, CHL is already testing the introduction of the surgery module as well as the modules i.s.h.med medication, i.s.h. med charting, and i.s.h. med ward that support inpatient processes.