We envision a future with information and data as the biggest driver of continuously increasing social and economic value. We seek a pivotal role in this change and believe in significant opportunities of the future data-driven world.
Tackling the challenge with data science and innovations
Intrum is the industry-leading provider of Credit Management Services with a presence in 24 markets in Europe. Intrum helps companies prosper by offering solutions designed to improve cash flows and long-term profitability and by caring for their customers. To ensure that individuals and companies get the support they need to become free from debt is one important part of the company’s mission. Intrum has more than 8,000 dedicated and empathetic professionals who serve around 80,000 companies across Europe. In 2017, pro-forma revenues amounted to SEK 12.2 billion. Intrum is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and the Intrum share is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. For further information, please visit www.intrum.com
Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.
The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) is a trailblazer in digital healthcare data systems. They have been collecting data digitally for decades already. Electronic health records have been stored since 1980, and the laboratory tests, X-rays and other health records of the 2.8 million patients treated at HUS over the past ten years are currently accessible in a digital format. In order to exploit this data to its fullest — in combination with a huge amount of data from other sources, thus benefitting healthcare, research and businesses — a data lake is needed.
“The big data solution created by Tieto and the HUS Data Administration department integrates the data scattered among different HUS data systems, for example patient data repositories and administrative systems. The data is sorted out and stored so that data sources can be linked in real-time for different purposes and in various desired ways. This enables the highlighting of all relevant information needed for each situation”, explains Mikko Rotonen, ICT Development Director at HUS.
HUS-DataLake enable better prevention of risks and epidemics
HUS wants to be the leading provider of world-class healthcare services and preventive care. The ability to refine and improve existing and externally gathered data plays an integral part in achieving this ambition.
“By utilizing the data generated by health and social care systems, we are able to create algorithms that can identify at-risk patients with different types of potential illnesses and predict epidemics as well. Applications of this solution will make treatments more and more successful and affordable to patients, and we can offer patients increasingly more high-quality, customized care”, describes Visa Honkanen, Director of Strategic Development department at HUS.
The HUS-DataLake solution speeds up the data gathering process for the end users, i.e. doctors, researchers and the administration of HUS, because they are now able to gather patients’ medical data more easily than ever. Thus, it is possible to focus on the analytics itself as there is no longer a need to individually harvest data from each of the different data systems. In the future, doctors will be utilizing the predictions generated by the HUS-DataLake algorithms to deliver better care.
A solution benefiting both individuals and society
The opportunities provided by the HUS-DataLake have already been utilized in the treatment of premature babies. Since 2000, data gathered from each newborn treated at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit K7 (NICU) at HUS Women's Hospital has been integrated into an algorithm that predicts the risk of sepsis in newborns. With this algorithm, the risk of sepsis can be predicted up to 48 hours before onset of the infection, and thus doctors and the nursing staff now have two days to devise an appropriate treatment plan for this serious condition.
“The future vision of HUS entails that data will benefit both the individual and society as a whole. On the individual level, we can help people prevent the onset of medical conditions by identifying potential risks. For the elderly, we can provide longer and safer residencies at their own private homes. On a societal level, we can make predictions of the risks affecting whole populations — for example risks of epidemics — enabling forecasts of healthcare service needs”, Honkanen continues.
New opportunities for health technology innovations
In addition to contributing to the wellbeing of Finns, the integrated HUS-DataLake also creates business opportunities. Through collaborations with IT professionals and organizations, healthcare data gathered by HUS can be utilized directly in research and development for cutting-edge healthcare services and products. However, this development process does not require changes in ownership of individual patient health records. The data has been pseudonymized — which means that the personal medical information cannot be used to identify individual people.
At present, Tieto and HUS are continuing to develop the HUS-DataLake to create even more high-quality, innovative and cost-effective healthcare for Finns — and medical innovations for all of society.
Tieto’s core aim is to become customers’ first choice for business renewal as the leading Nordic software and services company. In line with this aim, our focus is to support our customers in utilizing data intelligently in the ongoing digital disruption and rapid cultural transformation, that is already affecting virtually all people, businesses, and society at large.
We at Tieto believe that the digital transformation is rooted on people. People using technology as a springboard to change the ways we are doing business, the way we are living our everyday lives, and the way we are running our society. So whatever we do, we do it for the benefit of the people.
With this in mind, Tieto Intelligent Building takes a shift in focus. Despite the intelligent integration of IoT, sensor technology and data-driven analytics serving businesses, building owners and operators, a building is only as intelligent as the people within. When people are happy, business follows. This shift is described in the singular purpose of Tieto Intelligent Building: to serve the well-being, happiness, productivity and success of the people.
To describe this shift, Tieto Intelligent Building is now Tieto Empathic Building – a building by the people, for the people.
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