It is again possible to write e-prescriptions via the Effica patient information system

5.10.2011 11.00
News item N5-58449

Electronic prescribing via the Effica system was forbidden on Friday 23 September 2011 as a precautionary measure as a result of users' observations.  The system vendor Tieto Oyj undertook immediately measures to make the alterations required by authorities.

On Monday 3 October 2011 users of Effica from health care organisations in Kotka and in the regions of East Savo and Päijät-Häme took part in testing the system. The participants tested if the illogical functionalities had been changed as required by users. 

Tieto Oyj changed the functionalities used in Effica's e-prescribing system taking account of the feedback from users. There is no more any obstacle to writing e-prescriptions via Effica after the alterations made to the system. The detailed planning of continued use will take place in the health care units concerned.

The introduction of e-prescriptions continues as planned before.

Further information

Anne Kallio, Head of Development, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, forename.surname, tel. 050 430 2470

Marina Lindgren, Planning Director, Social Insurance Institution, KanTa services, [email protected], tel. 0400 665 368

Vesa Jormanainen, Head of Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, forename.surname, tel. 040 1630 735

Hannu Puuronen, Director, Tieto Healthcare Finland Oy, [email protected], tel. 0400 291 801