Hirslanden AG: Implementation of NEXUS / RISNG at all radiological facilities continues

NEXUS / RISNG was successfully introduced at Klinik Hirslanden, the second facility of the Hirslanden private hospital group.

The Hirslanden Group has decided on NEXUS / RISNG as a strategic product for all radiological facilities across the Group. Centralization and digitalization were key factors in this decision. The Group wanted an efficient way to map all processes from radiology and nuclear medicine in digital form, as well as one central software structure for all locations.


The “Klinik im Park,” which has three sites in Zurich, was changed over to the new system in 2017. During the course of this pilot project, comprehensive software enhancements were made over the past two years and NEXUS provided close support during implementation of the internal “HIT” IT strategy. Following the successful conclusion of the IT transformation process, the next facility was switched over to NEXUS / RISNG in 2019.


”Hirslanden Klinik is one of the largest and most complex facilities within the Group. We are therefore particularly proud of the successful productive roll-out in radiology and nuclear medicine in April, which was made possible by the excellent collaboration between the project teams at Hirslanden and NEXUS,” explained Dennis Klein, Head of Radiology at NEXUS.


The new software solution integrates SAP patient and case management, as well as the existing Synedra PACS, and provides an optimal basis for the centralization of all radiological processes, such as central patient management, material management, referral management, billing, and order communication.


The key added value of the newly implemented NEXUS / RISNG at a glance:
  • SAP patient and case management integrated in RIS with bidirectional context communication
  • Fully electronic receipt of requests via fax/email integration
  • Electronic order communication
  • Standardized appointment management with capacity overview
  • Telephony functions directly inside the RIS
  • Digital notification workflow
  • Integrated teleradiology workflow
  • Uniform, standardized workstation list and examination documentation, with automatically determined TARMED invoice
  • Clearly arranged and workflow-optimized report on findings with digital order requisition and automatic image call-up
  • RIS-controlled patient and referral portal for access to findings and image information
  • Plug-in integration for laboratory overview
  • Uniform correction workflow (typing department)
  • Alert function for all required areas
  • Comprehensive back-office management for sending CDs, printing findings, and so on
  • Cross-site statistics functions


Stefan Renz, Hirslanden AG: “We believe it is important to offer patients an exceptional level of quality. This includes the use of state-of-the-art technology. Using the new, centralized RIS system removes the need for a large number of interfaces and paper-based processes. Appointment management is simplified significantly and patient data can be accessed at the right workstation at any time. This makes our work much more efficient.”


Following this successful go-live, the rollout to a further 14 locations will continue in autumn this year with implementation at the St. Gallen site (Stephanshorn).



… about the Hirslanden Group:

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group is represented across Switzerland and is distinguished by premium medical quality. In addition to 18 hospitals with 1,916 beds, it operates 16 radiology and 4 radiotherapy facilities. Within the market, the Hirslanden Group differentiates itself as a system provider: interdisciplinary medical centers of excellence and specialist institutions ensure optimal, individualized treatment even in highly complex cases.