(Oslo, 16 April 2012) EVRY, formerly EDB ErgoGroup, is to take over the operation of the Diakonhjemmet Hospital's ICT platform. The hospital's ICT systems will be updated over the course of 2012 to provide faster and more streamlined operating services. The agreement for continuing operating services runs to 2017.
EVRY has presented a solution that represents complete and unified renewal of the hospital's ICT operations. Updating the hospital's ICT systems involves upgrading the ICT infrastructure and solutions, as well as an entirely new electronic working day for the hospital's employees. EVRY will also deliver a state-of-the-art telephony platform.
The solution gives the hospital's employees access to all the applications and programs they need from a single desktop. The desktop is independent of the device used, so users will have the same access from normal PCs, laptops or other devices such as tablets. The solution provides co-ordinated communication which streamlines dialogue between employees in different departments and levels of the organisation. In order to ensure close and good dialogue with the users of the IT systems, EVRY will provide 24/7 customer service.
The agreement provides for Diakonhjemmet Hospital to outsource the operation of its IT systems and the service centre related to its IT operations to EVRY. EVRY will take over the employees who currently work in IT operations and service as part of the hospital's e-health department.
"We have not found it possible to keep fully up-to-date with the pace of ICT development. This means that we now need a major upgrade and significant investment in this area. Establishing a new state-of-the-art ICT platform is an important strategic step for the hospital", comments Morten Skjørshammer, CEO of Diakonhjemmet Hospital.
EVRY has extensive experience in operating IT systems of crucial importance to society as a whole, and also has specialised experience in ICT operations for hospitals, including St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim. The contract with Diakonhjemmet Hospital represents an important step in EVRY's focus on e-health.
"We will deliver a solution that will streamline everyday tasks for the hospital's employees, and release time and resources for patient care. The agreement with Diakonhjemmet Hospital is a vital part of our initiative towards Health sector in Norway", comments CEO Terje Mjøs at EVRY.
The parties also intend to work together on evaluating other projects that may help to improve efficiency and save costs.
CEO Terje Mjøs, EVRY, Tel: +47 06500
SVP Corporate Communication Geir Remman, Tel: +47 97055017
EVRY is one of the leading IT companies in the Nordic countries, with a strong local and regional presence in 50 Nordic towns and cities. Through its knowledge, solutions and technology, EVRY contributes to the development of the information society of the future, and so creates value for the benefit of its customers and for society as a whole. EVRY combines in-depth industry knowledge and technological expertise with a local delivery model and international strength.
EVRY has some 10,000 employees, and the company is committed to demonstrating that Nordic customers are best served by a supplier that understands Nordic business from the inside. EVRY reports annual turnover approaching NOK 13 billion. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and operates from headquarters in Oslo, with major activities in both the Norwegian and Swedish markets.
EVRY is the result of the merger in 2010 of Norway's two leading IT companies, EDB Business Partner and ErgoGroup.
About Diakonhjemmet Hospital
Diakonhjemmet Hospital is a private not-for-profit hospital , and is owned by the Diakonhjemmet Foundation. The hospital is responsible for general hospital services for approximately 126,000 inhabitants in particular sectors of the western part of Oslo. Diakonhjemmet Hospital is also the referral hospital for the Oslo area and the regional hospital for Southeastern Norway for health services in rheumatology and rheumatic surgery. See www.diakonsyk.no for more information.