SUCCESSFUL TOGETHER FOR CROSS-FACILITY IT
The Dernbacher Gruppe Katharina Kasper comprises around 30 companies and affiliates in its holding company. Two of the subsidiary companies of Katharina Kasper Holding GmbH are the Dernbacher Schwestern e. V. (Dernbach Sisters Foundation) and the St. Elisabeth Foundation. The subsidiaries combine the group’s core competencies and services. They focus on topics of inpatient and outpatient healthcare and care for the elderly, psychiatry, support for mental health conditions and disabilities, and services for young people. The Dernbacher Gruppe Katharina Kasper and Telekom Healthcare Solutions are continuing a long-standing IT partnership to develop the hospital facilities of the operating company. Features at a glance:
- Hospital-wide availability of all data for the business management of the hospitals
- Transparent cost and revenue reporting
- Open design for integrating third-party systems
- Expert support for the IT department
- All services from a single source
"Together and for each other" is the guiding principle of the Dernbacher Gruppe Katharina Kasper, the umbrella company that employs around 5,500 people at more than 100 locations in three German states. The facilities offer comprehensive medical, nursing and social care in hospitals for somatic and psychiatric illnesses, medical care centers, retirement homes and care facilities for the elderly, outpatient care and treatment services, youth and disability support facilities, support facilities for people with mental illness, further and higher education institutes of the Katharina Kasper Academy, kindergartens, general and vocational schools and care companies. The aim of the parent company is to provide professional and high-quality support in living situations where people need help. This is achieved by dedicated and highly qualified staff, with the latest medical technology and modern care facilities.
"The long-standing and trusted cooperation with Telekom Healthcare Solutions has made them a valuable partner and consultant for us when it comes to introducing new solutions or expanding existing configurations.”
Steffen Wagner, Head of EDP/IT, Katharina Kasper Holding GmbH
The aim of the IT partnership between the hospital operator and Telekom Healthcare Solutions is to operate the IT landscape of all facilities as a tightly integrated unit. Efficient working through the use of integrated systems combined with an open solution design for easy connection of subsystems is a requirement that is particularly important to the individual facilities. First and foremost, however, is the requirement to create an integrated and hospital-wide solution for all clinical facilities. Specifically: a modern and expandable hospital information system (HIS) with optimal integration into the administration system. Because the economic cost and performance control must be guaranteed over all facilities at all times.
After a detailed planning phase, various solution components were introduced in the hospitals of the Katharina Kasper Gruppe, which have been further expanded and maintained for more than ten years. At the management level, an integrated SAP-based outsourcing solution was introduced, covering the following areas: Financial accounting, controlling, materials management and logistics as well as patient management and invoicing. The operation of these SAP applications was ported some time ago to the Dynamic Healthcare Center (DHC) platform in the Deutsche Telekom Data Center in Frankfurt. The Dynamic Healthcare Center combines technological advances with scalable, dynamic services based on Deutsche Telekom's high security standard. This applies to migration through to the broadband connection and the entire operation. Deutsche Telekom is the central service provider and assumes responsibility for reliable operation throughout. In addition, the iMedOne® HIS has been introduced as an autonomous application in the wards and in the functional areas of the individual hospitals. The iMedOne® HIS can run on top of the standard SAP patient management and invoicing solution, and interacts with SAP via bi-directional, intelligent interfaces.
With this integrated turnkey solution, the individual clinics and the parent company obtain hospital-wide availability of all data for the business management of the clinics and operating facilities. The continuous integration of the individual modules and systems also results in transparent cost and revenue reporting. The operation of SAP applications on the DHC platform also ensures operational stability, compliance with legal requirements, data security and investment security. The key advantage of this one-stop solution is the integrated workflow. The individual hospitals and operating facilities have access to integrated processes and a uniform working method. In addition, there are numerous expansion paths for the iMedOne® HIS. In particular, iMedOne® Mobile with mobile access to iMedOne® promises to deliver an innovative concept for the future.