Berne, 09 December 2016
Large practices and chains are becoming common in Switzerland. Among other, doctors benefit from shared infrastructure and practice administration costs. Galenica’s TriaMed® medical information system was designed especially for this model. Around 600 doctors’ practices currently use TriaMed® as an electronic appointment diary, electronic case history, billing system and for job management. So far the solution has been developed, run and marketed by Galenica subsidiary, HCI Solutions. Swisscom Health is now taking over Galenica’s rights to the practice software. The core team, which has built up TriaMed® over the past years and the customer base will move to Swisscom Health. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
The TriaMed® team gives Swisscom Health access to important know-how in dealing with large practices and chains. Thomas Bachofner, CEO Swisscom Health, emphasises: "The additional knowledge about the needs of the various service providers allows us to create suitable networking solutions within the Swiss health market." Swisscom Health will push ahead with the development of modern practice information systems based on curaPrax and TriaMed®, thus contributing to greater efficiency and better treatment quality in the Swiss health market.
Galenica is to remain active in the e-health environment. In future, Galenica subsidiary HCI Solutions will focus on information logistics, knowledge databases and developing software tools to improve the medication process and provide the basis for clinical decisions. It will also continue to run software for pharmacy chains, individual pharmacies and chemist’s shops. Galenica and Swisscom propose to cooperate closely in this area, working together to network service providers. As Christoph Amstutz, Head of Services and member of the Management Board, Galenica Santé, remarks: "By co-developing smart networked solutions we can help to counteract rising health costs in Switzerland."
Swisscom Health AG offers an extensive portfolio of solutions for patients, service providers and insurers, including curaPrax, the cloud-based practice software, the curabill collection management system, the curaX networking platform, Evita, the electronic patient record system, IHE components for patient records, the health portal healthi.ch and the swissmom app, the social network for expectant mothers and young families. Swisscom Health also owns Datasport AG, Switzerland’s leading provider of sport event services. It also holds a minority participation in the telemedicine provider, Medgate. Swisscom Health is one of leading solution providers in the Swiss health care system with more than 200 employees, a customer base of 2,000 doctors, 200 hospitals, insurers, radiologists and laboratories.
Galenica is a diversified group in the healthcare market. Among other, it develops, produces and sells pharmaceuticals, runs pharmacies, provides logistic services, offers databases and establishes networks. Along with its two business units, Vifor Pharma and Galenica Santé, Galenica Group enjoys a pole position in all its core activities. A major share of its revenues is earned on the international scene. Galenica is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, GALN, VALOR number 1,553,646). For more information about Galenica Group please visit www.galenica.com.