Saipem My Health Record: a model of an electronic health record for the management of workers' health

  • Vincenzo Nicosia SAIPEM
  • Massimo Consentino saipem spa
  • Cesare Giovanni Gialdi saipem spa
  • Sabina Sernia Centro di Medicina Occupazionale, Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e Malattie Infettive, Sapienza Università di Roma.
  • Giuseppe La Torre Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica e malattie Infettive, Sapienza Università di Roma.
Keywords: health record, e medicine, health data, digitalization



Introduction. Saipem is a contractor company in Oil and Gas industry. Saipem has developed an in-house medical department, whose main objective, apart the management of medical emergencies, is prevention, health protection and promotion. In order to make these principals  available and applicable at all site  worldwide Saipem decided to initiate and develop the implementation of e-medicine in its daily operations. 

 Methods.The challenging goal of the Saipem Medical Service is to make available to all employees their health data, quickly, easily accessible and secure. The basis for achieving these objectives is the adoption of standards that allow the exchange of data between patient, public and private structures thus ensuring the interoperability of information.My Health Records (MHR) is the program that allows the visualization, consultation and sharing of health information and data that constitute the clinical and health history of each Saipem worker.

My HR makes it possible to have secure and exclusive access to your healthcare profile, its portability and the consequent possibility to consult it and show it in case of need, even from remote extemporaneous stations from any device connected to the internet (PC, smartphone or tablet) .

The digitization of health documents through MHR is aimed at ensuring

  1. a) faster and more direct communication between employer, medical staff and employee,
  2. b) immediate usability and portability of data
  3. c) the availability of a vast amount of data in a single space
  4. d) a reduction in costs through the dematerialization of the data

 Results. In order to assess the impact of MHR on the working population, Saipem has prepared to send a satisfaction questionnaire to approximately 6.000 employees in order to understand the impact on the working population and lead to even more innovative solutions. The purpose of the questionnaire is also to sensitize the user / employee in the autonomous and completely free of this application. The result are show and discussed.

Conclusion. MHR was created to offer all Saipem employees the opportunity to access their health records. This project represents a model to be proposed to all Italian companies that, following the dictates of Legislative Decree 81/08, apply Health Surveillance to their workers. The advantages are represented by the dematerialization of the data, the relative cost saving (shipment of health documentation, reduction of hours / work dedicated to the expiry of visits, possibility for public health to use health data without repetition of clinical and instrumental tests, vaccinations, etc) and greater attention to all Italian workers, both EU and non-EU, with a definitely positive impact on Public Health. The strategy of the MHR launch is proving successful, and from 1 June 2017 to 1 June 2018 16,764 accesses were registered.