Boost for a digitized healthcare system
Through its majority shareholding in axsana AG, Swiss Post is strengthening its role as a technology provider for the electronic patient record. In addition, it has invested in “Cuore – the Swiss health platform”. For Swiss Post, these are two more important steps in building the healthcare system of the future.
Networking and serving as a link that enables new developments: in this role, Swiss Post is driving the progress of the electronic patient record (EPR). An important milestone in this process is its majority stake of 75 percent in axsana, an operating company for the EPR. “This step will allow us to standardize processes and technology,” explains Rajesh Nair, Head of Digital Health. Swiss Post is continuously developing the EPR infrastructure to ensure that it is prepared for future use cases, such as the E-vaccination record, E-medication or connection of the EPR to mobile devices such as smartphones. The aim is to be equally beneficial to both the general public and to service providers such as hospitals, medical practices, care-at-home organizations and nursing homes.
Digitization projects in the healthcare sector must be conceived holistically.
To enable these stakeholders to work smoothly together, Swiss Post launched “Cuore – the Swiss health platform” in 2022. This secure digital platform allows service providers to access the digital services they require to simplify the day-to-day exchange of information between service providers and patients. This is where Swiss Post can contribute its core competence – the confidential and reliable transport of sensitive information.
“Digitization projects in the healthcare sector must be conceived holistically if they are to create real added value,” says Rajesh Nair. Swiss Post’s digital solutions and services give service providers the opportunity to focus more closely on their core activities – and on treatment for patients.