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 @stm.fi, 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 @thl.fi, tel. 040 1630 735

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

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