With more than 65 years in the healthcare sector, José de Mello Saúde (JMS) is a benchmark company in Portugal.
With 5000 members of staff, this private healthcare group currently manages five hospitals, including two public/private partnerships, as well as five health clinics and fourteen imaging units.
Hepic (First’s Information System designed for the surveillance of healthcare-associated infections) is going to be implemented in JMS. The JMS Group includes Hospitals in the cities of Braga and Vila Franca de Xira, as well as the CUF health units (CUF Descobertas, CUF Infante Santo, CUF Porto, CUF Cascais and CUF Torres Vedras). In the CUF health units, First intends to implement a multi-entity solution, thus allowing surveillance per Hospital and per Group. [+]
The philanthropic AC Camargo Cancer Center ( Sao Paulo, Brazil ) is the latest First Brasil’s Hepic client. This project is an extremely rewarding milestone for the company, besides the importance and value of this institution in the fight against cancer, it’s the first time that Hepic (Hospital Epidemiologic Infection Control) is deployed in a brazilian hospital dedicated exclusively to cancer. With Hepic, the HICC will be provided with a unique working tool, which will monitor infections in real time. This system will assist the entire workflow of one of the most stricter hospital’s infection control committees in the country and will integrate with leading hospital information systems, including MV’s HIS (Hospital Information System) and DASA’s LIS (Laboratory Information System), making all interconnected and useful information automatically available to the services involved. [+]
First Solutions Brazil has recently signed a partnership with software company SPData.
The SPData, based in Minas Gerais, and with offices in the states of Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Bahia and Sergipe, has over 25 years of experience in software development for hospitals, laboratories and clinics, has more than 600 customers in Brazil. [+]
First won a major project for hospital infections control in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This project covers 70 hospitals, which serve about 10 million people in the state, and will allow monitoring more than 12,000 hospital beds.
The project is based on availability of Hepic in a SaaS model for the 70 health units in the region, thereby enabling the creation and organization of a single database and regional levels for hospital infections control. The objectives are manifold and range from providing information and monitoring incidences of nosocomial infections in real time, allowing early identification of outbreaks and epidemics, as well as the ability to provide control of pathogens in intensive care units and critical areas of public and private hospitals. The support for hospitals in the implementation of infection control measures in real time, the systematization of laboratory techniques for identification of multi-resistant bacteria, rational use of antibiotics and increased scientific production, are other important goals to achieve with this innovative project. According to Filipe Pereira, General Manager of First Solutions Brazil, "the client can monitor what is happening in the hospitals network, and if necessary, take action with each hospital, based on data available in real time by Hepic." [+]
After the implementation of hepic in the Nove de Julho’s Hospital in Brazil, Group First is now launching the solution in three more Brazilian hospitals: Lifecenter’s Hospital in Belo Horizonte, Santa Marcelina’s and Cidade Tirandentes’ Hospitals in Sao Paulo. [+]