TietoEnator Provides University Health Care Sector with Customer Invoicing System

ESPOO, Finland, June 18, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- TietoEnator and Medici Data Oy have signed a cooperation agreement regarding the application of the TietoEnator-developed customer invoicing system for hospitals to university health care, and the integration of the system with the MD-OBERON patient administration system. The first hospital will begin the pilot phase during the first half of 2003.

MD-OBERON is an enterprise resource planning system for health care, developed in cooperation between the Finnish university health care sector and Medici Data. The first implementations have already taken place. In connection with implementing the new system, department and support unit systems such as customer invoicing will be renewed and standardized. The plan is to introduce MD-OBERON and TietoEnator's Fixsu customer invoicing system in all Finnish university hospitals.

"MD-OBERON forms the core of the patient data system, through which the process of caring for the patient is managed. Medici Data's strategy is to complement this core through seamlessly integrating it with departmental systems from different suppliers, as well as with support unit systems. This recent agreement with TietoEnator is a concrete implementation of this strategy," states the Managing Director of Medici Data, Seppo Ahokas.

TietoEnator's Fixsu customer invoicing system represents a new generation of software, including electronic invoices and a call center connection. It contains invoicing services and accounts ledgers for outpatient departments, inpatient departments, etc, as well as connections to the financial administration. Foreign invoicing -- in other words, multilingual invoicing -- is also possible. The system is already being used in the Etela-Savo hospital district in Mikkeli, as well as in the Central Army Hospital Tilkka.

TietoEnator is a leading supplier of information technology solutions for the health care sector, and has approximately 300 employees in the field in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 120 of these work in Finland. The product offering includes a comprehensive, joint solution that supports specialized health care, basic health care, domestic care and oral health care, as well as the development of service systems within welfare. The package covers patient care in all areas, including invoicing and statistics, electronic patient case histories, laboratory information systems and radiology systems, as well as the processing and archiving of pictures.

For more information:

Matti Korhonen, Branch Manager, TietoEnator, telephone +358 17 441 2511 or +358 400-676 414, matti.p.korhonen@tietoenator.com

Seppo Ahokas, Managing Director, Medici Data Oy, telephone +358 40-508 8362, seppo.ahokas@medicidata.com

With almost 12,000 employees and annual net sales of EUR 1.1 billion, TietoEnator is a leading supplier of high value-added IT services in Europe. TietoEnator specialises in consulting, building and hosting its customers' business operations in the digital economy. The Group's services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and latest information technology. www.tietoenator.com

Medici Data Oy is a Finnish software and services company specializing in health care information technology. The company's main products include an enterprise resource planning system for health care and a patient data system, as well as planning and calculation systems for work shifts. The company has a production unit in Oulu as well as offices in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku. Employees number slightly over 40, and turnover in 2001 amounted to approximately EUR 4.2 million. www.medicidata.com


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