Asseco Poland and Microsoft act together for e-healthcare in Poland
Technology facilitates breakthroughs in medicine. It also offers solutions that assist medical facilities to operate more efficiently and to provide optimum therapy to their patients. Polish health care market is huge, and the digital revolution in this area is only a matter of time. In order to meet patients’ expectations and expand the possible uses of existing solutions, Asseco Poland – market leader in solutions for the medical sector – and Microsoft strenghten their cooperation in the field of telemedicine. The agreement was signed during the Microsoft for Health Care – Digital Transformation in Health Care conference, which is the first event of its kind in Poland, presenting the capabilities of cloud computing and dedicated health care solutions in Poland.
The use of latest IT solutions in medicine is the next natural step to change patients’ situation and improve the quality of health care services. Capabilities of modern systems are widely used not only in patients’ care, but also in diagnostics, and throughout the entire treatment. These include: the analysis of Big Data; the use of machine learning in assisting diagnostics, as well as the use of IoT (Internet of Things) in telemedicine devices; teletransmissions – made possible in Poland due to an agreement between Asseco and Microsoft; and also such subtle solutions like the synthetic molecular machines, which won this year's Nobel prize.
Magda Taczanowska, Public Sector Lead at Microsoft Polska: The digital transformation of health care is happening right before our eyes, it is no different in Poland where we participate in it, too. Innovation, creativity and research all play a role in introducing modern solutions in health care. Cooperation with Asseco is another step towards a friendlier, more modern, and more efficient health care. ‘Skype for Business’ at health care facilities will save vital time and resources, as well as allow for a quicker diagnosis. This, in turn, means that doctors will be able to focus on providing the optimum treatment for the patient concerned.
Cooperation between the companies will focus on the use of Skype for Business within a hospital information system (HIS). This agreement means more than half of health care facilities in Poland, including those running Asseco software (estimated over 50% market share in software for health care facilities in Poland) will be able to use modern communication technologies, for e.g. in teleconsultancy.
Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice-President of the Management Board at Asseco Poland: Polish health care market has a huge growth potential, taking into account legal conditions for the use of latest technology, market size - 38 million people – as well as the demand for this type of solutions. Patients are accustomed to high-quality commercial services and they expect the same from health care facilities. We lead the market in software for hospitals and health care practices in Poland, and we want to meet the needs of patients, the medical staff, and hospital administration. Microsoft specializes in business communication technologies, and this agreement is the next step in the growth of our health care offer.
First day of the conference will focus on regional projects within the Health Service. Speakers will include Maciej Sytka of the Marshal’s Office of the Wielkopolska Region, who will evaluate the implementation of the Wielkopolskie e-Zdrowie project; and Marcin Stefański, Director of the Department of Computer Science and Information Society at the Marshal’s Office of the Pomorskie Region, who will discuss the details of a regional e-healthcare project within the new EU budget framework. Marcin Węgrzyniak, Director of the National Center for Health Information Systems, is among the participants of a panel discussion called Realizing the potential of modern IT in meeting local communites’ health care needs.
The conference will be held at the Microsoft Polska HQ in Warsaw (Al. Jerozolimskie st. 195a), on 19 and 20 October.