The Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Hand Surgery Department is the largest operative profit centre of the Kuopio University Hospital. The department performs around 6,000 of the hospital’s total of 20,000 operations annually. Artificial joint operations total approximately 1,150.
Monitoring and documenting the treatment chain of artificial joint patients is done with the help of ImplantDB. Integrating the system into the Kuopio University Hospital’s own core systems Miranda, Oberon and the Orbit theatre system was realised within the planned four months.
– Of all hospital systems, ImplantDB is one of the easiest to use.
We wanted a quick system that would be boost our treatment chain, but also one that everybody would be able to use, says Head of Department, Profit Centre Manager Hannu Miettinen.
For example, dictations of surgical epicrises have diminished significantly at Kuopio University Hospital, since ImplantDB compiles a surgical epicrisis directly based on completed forms. The documentation is also saved in the hospital medical record systems. Standardised forms that have been modified for the processes of Kuopio University Hospital ensure consistent documentation at all stages of the treatment chain. This makes it possible to compare different treatments and subsequent results even within longer timeframes.