The Medical University of Silesia will teach.... modern technologies
The Medical University of Silesia in Katowice (SUM) will be the first higher education institution in Poland, which will provide future doctors with an opportunity to learn about IT systems used in hospitals. Efficient use of such tools is nowadays essential for daily work of medical personnel. That is why President of SUM Professor Przemysław Jałowiecki, MD, Ph.D. and Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland Krzysztof Groyecki have signed a letter of intent to create a simulation computer laboratory.
The use of information technology in healthcare institutions is becoming a standard. The huge amount of data and the need for comprehensive patient service make increasingly more hospitals and clinics use advanced IT systems. This means that in order to fully educate a health care professional, medical universities need to equip graduates with new skills.
I am convinced that our actions will be appreciated by students as well as management of hospitals, all the more so because the ongoing digitalization of healthcare services requires specific competencies in the area of efficient use of IT tools, said President of SUM Professor Przemysław Jałowiecki, MD, Ph.D.
The establishment of cooperation with Asseco Poland is another step forward in SUM's attempts to make training of medical professions more practical. In 2012, the university introduced to its curriculum a medical simulation which uses advanced patient phantoms.
Thanks to the software provided by Asseco, we will be able to make a computer simulation of the full patient service process - from the moment of a patient's admission to the hospital department, through the execution of all possible medical procedures that require recording in the IT system, along with building the history of a patient, laboratory tests and electronic prescriptions - to the discharge. Thanks to this, students will leave our university not only with comprehensive knowledge of how to help patients, but also with practical skills of handling IT tools, which they are very likely to come across in their future workplace," added Vice President for Studies and Students at SUM Professor Joanna Lewin-Kowalik, MD, Ph.D..
For several years Asseco has been engaged in the development and education of future medical personnel. Students have the opportunity to participate in training courses conducted by our experts, among others. The project we are going to implement together with the Medical University of Silesia is the first, in which Asseco will make its AMMS software available for training of future doctors. In our opinion, it will also be an excellent form of using modern IT solutions to increase the potential of both parties in the didactic area, as well as in science and research in the future, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.
Asseco is the largest provider of software for medical units in Poland. AMMS is a comprehensive, integrated IT system supporting the operations of medium and large medical facilities, mainly hospitals, clinics, outpatient clinics, as well as a network of facilities. Asseco's solutions are used by more than 420 hospitals and 9,000 clinics.