Swiss Post strengthens its healthcare portfolio

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Swiss Post is working with Health Info Net (HIN) to supply a modular service for the electronic transmission of confidential healthcare information.

The Swiss Medical Association (FMH) and the Professional Association of Swiss Pharmacists (Ofac) established HIN in 1996 to provide its members with a secure online platform for exchanging information. Swiss Post’s modular vivates solution will now serve to enhance security when transferring important medical documents and files.

Vivates consists of five modules, which can be combined as required to cover the specific requirements of certain groups within the healthcare sector. With the referral module for instance, doctors can quickly, simply and securely transfer their patients to hospital. The transfers to hospital are done electronically, even if the doctor has authorized the transfer by letter or fax.

There are similar modules for the transfer of reports, care plans and medication data between service providers. The most comprehensive module includes a complete electronic patient record, which can be viewed by the physicians and by the patients themselves at any time.

Swiss Post has also launched an electronic allergy card app in association with the Swiss Allergy Centre aha! and the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI). The app allows the information users have recorded about their allergies to be seamlessly linked at a later stage to other vivates modules. This enables allergy sufferers to always have important information about their allergies and medication at hand.

June 9, 2015

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