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.

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.

80%
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.

45%
Deployment 2018-2021

The Apotti System will be deployed in several stages. The first deployment took place at the Peijas Hospital (HUS) on November 10 2018. The next deployments will be be carried out in phases in HUS, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Tuusula in 2010 and 2021.

 

The project is now at the implementation and deployment stage

The first deployment took place at Peijas Hospital (HUS) on 10 November 2018. The Apotti System is now in use in the HUS hospital areas of Peijas, Hyvinkää, Länsi-Uusimaa, Lohja and Porvoo. Within the HUCH Hospital Area it is used at Jorvi Hospital as well as the Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and the Department of Psychiatry.

In Vantaa, the Apotti System is currently used within the following services: services for the disabled, substance abuse services, housing services for the homeless, oral health care, employment services, the Uusiniityntie housing service unit for immigrants, and certain types of family law services (assessment of family circumstances and activities relating to meeting places). In addition, most health care and family services and elderly services in Vantaa use Apotti.

The next deployments of the Apotti System will be carried out in phases in Vantaa, HUS, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Tuusula in 2020 and 2021.

The deployment planned for May 2020 will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next deployment of the Apotti System within HUS will take place on 31 October 2020.

According to current information, the imaging services at HUS Diagnostic Center and the municipalities of Helsinki, Kirkkonummi, Kauniainen, Kerava and Tuusula will begin using the system in spring 2021.