This is the first time Volvo IT has taken part in public-sector negotiations. Volvo IT is already responsible for storing all the digital X-rays with associated patient information from the region's hospitals, in collaboration with the medical technology company GE Healthcare.
“This deal represents a breakthrough for our involvement in the public sector. We have a unique business model which results in openness and the cost-effective co-ordination of IT resources,” says Ulf Nilsson, Volvo IT's president and CEO.
The Västra Götaland Region, part of the Swedish public sector, has an annual budget totalling around SEK 37 billion. This money is used for regional development and service within health care, the medical service, dental care, public transport, culture, education, trade and industry and the environment. Some 90 per cent of the region's employees work within the health service.
May 23, 2007
For further information please contact Ann-Louise Öhrn, Vice President Corporate Communications, Volvo IT, +46 31 66 10 88,