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COVID-19 apps help identify infections and trace exposure

The digital solutions developed by Innofactor lighten the burden on healthcare professionals

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HUS s the largest health care operator in Finland

The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) is the largest health care operator and the second largest employer in Finland. HUS has 24 member municipalities and consists of five hospital areas: Helsinki University Central Hospital, Hyvinkää, Lohja, Porvoo and West Uusimaa.

HUS is responsible for the most challenging specialized medical care in Finland and in charge of the nationwide treatment and research of a number of rare and severe illnesses. HUS employs about 27,000 professionals.

Health Village makes health care services available to anyone

Since 2015, Innofactor has been involved in the Health Village project coordinated by HUS. The Health Village is a public online service for specialized medical care, produced in cooperation with specialists, in other words HUS personnel and solution suppliers, as well as patients. The service makes health care services available to anyone, regardless of their place of residence.

The project has been developed in cooperation with all the university hospital districts of Finland, and the insight accrued in the project has also been used in an international EU project since early 2021.

Coronabot offers easy assistance to citizens worried about their COVID-19 symptoms

In 2020, the significance of digital services in health care increased even more due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the demand for e-consultations, chatbots and chat services grew considerably.

Innofactor has been involved in projects such as the development of a Coronabot for the Health Village online service, helping users identify symptoms, assess the likelihood of a COVID-19 infection and find a testing location, if necessary. The bot offers easy assistance to citizens who are worried about their symptoms. Consultations at HUS can be carried out remotely, offering the patients treatment despite COVID-19.

In addition to developing the Coronabot and solutions for tracing those exposed to COVID-19, Innofactor maintains a COVID-19 vaccination appointment app and a digital FINENTRY service that makes it easier for those arriving in Finland to get tested for COVID-19.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has provided unprecedented proof of the importance of functional, digital solutions in health care. The COVID-19 apps have made it easier for patients to seek treatment and for our professionals to more efficiently help our patients. HUS wants to be at the forefront of development, and this development is enabled by our IT partners, such as Innofactor."

Sirpa Arvonen
Lead of eHealth Services
HUS IT Management, eHealth Services

How it was done

The following technologies were a part of HUS's solution:

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