Project follow-up

The Apotti Project was launched in 2012. At the time, a policy decision was made to establish the Apotti client and patient information system around a core system with integrated supplementary systems. These will be integrated into one system in order to guarantee information sharing and open interfaces.

Design 2012−2013

The project began with a design stage in 2012. At that time, the basis for the project was established and its objectives, timetabling and resources were determined.

Procurement 2013-2016

At the procurement stage, Epic Systems Corporation was selected as the system supplier for Apotti and Fujitsu Finland Oy as the supplier of the data centre services.

90%
Specifications 2013-2018

Users have played a key role throughout the process. The project has involved thousands of health and social services professionals together with other specialists and users.

75%
Implementation 2016-2020

The customised data system, adopted to meet the organisations’ needs, is currently being tested. The system optimisation will start after the deployment.

10%
Deployment 2018-2020

The Apotti System will be deployed in several stages. The first deployment will start in November 2018 in HUS Peijas Hospital.

 

The project is now at the implementation and deployment stage

Apotti’s first deployment is fast approaching. The customised system, adopted to meet the organisations’ needs, is currently being tested. The project organisations are preparing for a major operational change and the future deployments. After the deployment, the system’s adaptation will be started based on user feedback.

The system deployments will be initiated in late 2018 and will continue until late 2020

The first deployment will be implemented on 10th November 2018 in HUS Peijas Hospital. After that, the system will be deployed in Vantaa primary healthcare and parts of the Vantaa social care services. The deployments continue in October 2019. The rest of HUS and Vantaa will also take up the Apotti System at that time. In the last deployment in late 2020, the system is deployed in Helsinki, Kirkkonummi, Kauniainen, and Tuusula.

User training and the transfer of the old customer and patient data to the Apotti System are key parts of the deployment stage. Training will focus on the proficient use of the system as well as on the new operating models required by the operational change. The new methods of application include the Apotti System’s ERP elements and the operating models for electronic transactions. Their implementation is managed and monitored after the deployment.