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Telemedicine – good practices

Telemedicine – good practices

Telemedicine is a novel way to provide healthcare and medical services, which combines telecommunications, computer science and medicine. By using innovative technology we can provide instant communication between patient and doctor or a doctor and a second doctor in order to prevent diseases and illnesses, to maintain in good health and monitoring of health care. Telemedicine allows you to send images in excellent quality, to have videoconsultations, but what is important – to make the diagnosis from anywhere in the world.
It is really interesting how telemedicine is developing on the western side of the ocean and as accurately as it is possible we implement these proven solutions in the Polish market. Studies show that e-visit is much shorter, reduce queues at medical facilities,that is why doctors can handle a larger number of patients. The youngest patients from the state of Montana are already using telemedicine. The distance from the town of Billings to the nearest specialist neurologist is over 800km. What is more, in the state of Arkansas women after childbirth can count on remote consultations with family doctors, pediatricians, obstetricians or neonatologami. In America, an interesting solution is also medical kiosks. People walking through the shopping centres can measure their pulse, temperature, blood pressure, but also remotely auscultate the heart, lungs, examine the skin and do ENT research . It’s definitely a matter of time until a similar solution will appear also in Poland. (1)

“Research of the American telemedicine market conducted by Ernst & Young (E & Y) among doctors,showed:

Telemedicine can improve the quality and comfort of doctors work. One-third of surveyed doctors said that they must make decisions based on incomplete information. They believe that access to documentation via mobile devices will be able to assist them in making good decisions, because they will have access to more accurate data in real time.
Forty percent of surveyed doctors confirmed that telemedicine eliminates between 11% to 30% of visits in clinics thanks to mobile technologies, such as remote health monitoring, e-mail or SMS with patients. This is important in relation to the expected lack of a sufficient number of doctors which will happen in 20 years. “(2)

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According to GUS research ,the Polish society is aging. Unfortunately, this process will not stop, on the contrary, it going to be worse. There will be more seniors than young people. Therefore, the medical market is becoming attractive in financial terms for pharmacists, medical facilities and specialists.

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It should be emphasized that the health awareness of Poles from year to year is growing, but it is still not satisfactory. We can notice it in smaller towns and villages, where inhabitants do not perform regular checkups due to the large distance from medical facilities. In the case of some diseases, only early detection is the guarantee of complete recovery. MedGo may have a significant role in this process and offered by us MedGo Cardio MonitorTelerehabilitationCare and the Cloud will support medical facilities, where there is no cardiologist.

We realize that work on the computerization in the health sector brings out a lot of unknowns. There is a need for specific and detailed solutions. That is why we offer for medical facilities innovative products in the field of telemedicine, which can become a form of addendum service offered in doctors’ offices. Also, it will bring real profits to health centres and family doctors.

1.Source: http://www.medexpress.pl/system/e-wizyta/46531/
2.Team of experts from the National Chamber of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce Medicine Poland. Considerations for the Development of Telemedicine in Poland. Needs, barriers, benefits, market analysis, recommendations.
Download the report
3.http://www.juniperresearch.com/viewpressrelease.php?pr=285
4.GUS

MedGo Cloud services in family doctors’ practice

MedGo Cloud services in family doctors’ practice

According to reports created by the World Health Organization and National Institute of Hygiene in 2012 we clearly see that Poles most often die from cardiovascular disease. Although mortality from myocardial ischemia or infarction decreased, there is a growing trend for other diseases, for example heart failure. I should also mention txhat adults Poles are more likely to have cardiovascular disease than their peers in Western Europe. (1)

In turn, in 2013 during the XI edition of the nationwide preventive and educational campaign “Servier for the heart”, which was held under the slogan “Heart failure – sometimes slower is effectively” experts presented research that showed that Poles have such problems much earlier , because almost half of them are 65 years old. In contrast, 65% of our European neighbours suffer until retirement age. In addition, 62% of Polish patients have cardiovascular disease which is very advanced, so every little effort causes extreme fatigue and difficulty. What is more, it is thought that Poles often do not comply with the doctors’ recommendations.They forget about medicaments or control check ups, which results in subsequent complications.

Prof. Jaroslaw Drożdż who works at cardiology clinic in Medical University indicated that 70% of Poles who have intensified heart failure must be hospitalizing at least once a year, when on average in Europe, 63% of patients are treated ambulatory. However, he guaranteed that “the effects of heart failure can be reduced when it will be early detected and when we quickly begin the treatment.” (2)

When people think they have cardiovascular disease, usually at first they go to the family doctor to examine the state of the heart. And here comes the problem. Some medical facilities are not equipped with ECG devices and family doctors prescribe a referral to a cardiologist. Unfortunately, patients wait even three months (!) until they are diagnosed. However, if the ECG device is on the spot, in facility, it can happen that during the examination the patient has no incidents and nothing will indicate to the fact that he is sick.

MedGo suggests family doctors proven solution to help patients learn about the actual state of their heart and the medical facility will gain real financial benefit. Owing to MedGo Cloud family doctor will be able to perform an ECG on the spot (they will receive diagnosis with descriptions from our specialists within 15min) or to borrows an ECG device to the patient home. Then, each incident will be recorded and after a week it will be clear whether a person has cardiovascular disease or not.

EARN WITH THE TELEMEDICINE!
The monthly service fee is 249zł, but the entire amount will be reimbursed and even medical facility will gain benefit from this. The family doctor has on average 3,000 patients. If in Poland on ischemic heart disease fall annually about 100-120 thousand people, on heart attack about 80-100 thousand, hypertension affects around 8.8 million people, so on average every fourth Pole would want to examine himself with his GP.
If only the family doctor will use the services of MedGo Cloud, he would not have to send the patient to a specialist, will perform an ECG on the spot, and in addition will have remote access to examinations results, visits calendar and videoconsultations with specialists.

Check out our offer.

Contact Emilia or Robert.

 

1. National Institute of Public Health-National Department of Health, 2012; POLISH POPULATION HEALTH STATUS AND CONDITIONS
2.Source: http://www.roik.pl/eksperci-polacy-przedwczesnie-choruja-na-niewydolnosc-serca/

 

Inquiry no. 1/2014

Inquiry no. 1/2014

By reason of realization Project “Support for the implementation of electronic business of the B2B type” in MedGo sp. z o. o. (contract for financing Project number UDA-POIG.08.02.00-14-045/14-00) cofinanced by European Regional Developement Found wherewithal as part of 8.2 Operational Porgramme „Innovative Economy”. MedGo Sp. z o. o. intives to make an offer to do an order.

I. Setting the subject of order
1. The subject of offer is creating the system prepared for MedGo Sp. Z o. o. which will be able to assure the company as well as the partners safe and stable flow of information and high-yield especially speed of transfer and data processing. Additionally the system has to enable the integration with commonly used systems supporting management and has to enable implementation safe electronic signature in the circulation of medical documentation.Nowadays system should be automatized so that the circulation of medical documentation would be improved. The system should consist in modules which would be responsible for different processes between Partners and Applicant.
2. Proposed solution by bidder has to conform functionality and parameters specified in project documentation involving IT technology and the course of realization – Attachment no. 1
3. Lead time: 15.09.2015r
4. Criteria of selection: price – 100%

II. Terms of taking part in proceedings:
Only these bidder can apply for order:
1. They have required authorization to make an order.
2. They have necessary knowledge and experience and dispose technical potential to make an order.
3. They are in economical and financial situation which will ensure making an order.

III. Place and term of applying offers:
1. An offer should be delivered to: Gwiaździsta 71 Street, 01-651 Warsaw or sent via mail on: tomasz.dziobiak@medgo.pl
2. A strict deadline is to 25.07.2014. If an offer is sent by traditional courier service – date of delivery to the business premises is respected.
3. Offers applied after the term will not be considered.
4. Offers rating will take place in orderer’s business premises.

IV. The way of creating an offer:
1. Every bidder can submit an offer only once.
2. An offer should be make out on application form which model is in Attachment no. 2 or attach offer form to submitted offer.
3. An offer have to be wrote in Polish and signed by authorized person to represent the bidder.
4. An offer have to include, gross price, net price, VAT tax for realization the subject of the order according to contract.
5. An offer have to have company’s stamp, date of making, address or bidder’s business premises, phone number, e-mail address, NIP number.
6. An offer need to be valid at least for 30 days, counting since deadline for applying offers.
7. To offer have to be enclosed statement which confirm owning necessary knowledge,experience and dispose technical potential to make an order (Attachment no. 3). Statement have to be signed by authorized person who represent the bidder and having company’s stamp.
8. To offer have to be enclosed statement which confirm bidder’s economical and financial situation ensuring making an offer ( Attachment no. 4). Statement have to include information about the bidder such as:
– he is not endangered by bankruptcy, he is not liquidating or he is not a bankrupt
-he is not behind with payments for state Treasury
Statement have to be signed by authorized person who represent the bidder and having company’s stamp.
9. Costs of preparation the offer involves the Bidder.

Objections:
1. Orderer will grant these offers which conform every requirements presented in inquiry and introduce the most profitable offer based on criterion of choice defined in inquiry.
2. In reasonable cases Orderer allows cancellation of the proceeding
3. Orderer reserves possibility to end the proceeding without choosing the Contractor and without giving the reason
4. During offer’s research and review,Offerer can demand from the Bidders explanation involving offer’s content.
5. The Bidder can withdraw or change theirs offer before dealine.
6.Offers set after deadline will not be considered.
7. Offers which will not have formal requirements, contained in inquiry – will not be considered.
8. The Bidder can not make a partial offer.

eDescription in dialysis station Fresenius:

eDescription in dialysis station Fresenius:

  • Remote ECG specifications were tested in 3 institutions: in Otwock (25.02.2014), Wołomin (04.03.2014), Kraśnik (05.04.2014) and in every place took 3 months long. Dialysis stations use our service since today.
  • Every institution was equipped with 1 Eho Mini device, access to MedGo platform with own user account, staff training, electrodes for making examinations, all information stuff, instructions for devices and the system and programs to preview making ECG examinations.

Summary after 3 months:

  • eDescription in the only one solution which can lead to financial profit beside small upkeep costs and possibility to earn additional income from renting ECG device for patients with cardiac problems to use at home.
  • Comparing with nowadays model for making ECG examinations, eSpecification gives result immediately with doctor’s prescription.
  • Institution disposes modern, handy and mobile devices which are easy to use and allow improvement the diagnosis without sending patients for visit in another visit.
  • Institution gets innovative system to realize services which improves staff’s work and at the same time order patient’s and examination’s base in one place with remote access in every time.

 

MedGo on congress organized by Polish Chamber of Commerce – Innovative Economy

MedGo on congress organized by Polish Chamber of Commerce – Innovative Economy

That was the fifth time when Polish Chamber of Commerce and “ Democracy and Private Enterprise Research Institute” organized Innovative Economy Congress. This year’s edition under the banner of “25+ Success needs changes!” from 16 to 17 of June in Muranów Conference Center (located in Museum of the History of Polish Jews) in Warsaw. MedGo took part in the conference along with 700 others participants.

Lublin Association of Family­ Doctors cooperates with MedGo

Lublin Association of Family­ Doctors cooperates with MedGo

In April group of MedGo’s partners has extended. Lublin Association of Family­Employers Doctors joined us. In testes are taking part 4 institutions: NZOZ Promed Sp. p. from Wysokie, NZOZ Medyk from Białej Podlaskiej, NZOZ Medycyna 2001 Sp. z o.o. from Lublin and Przychodnia VIVENTE from Łaszczów.

Thanks to cooperation in dealer model where MedGo is the supplier of devices and services, Lublin Association of Family­Employers Doctors provide for it’s patients: MedGo Care, MedGo Cloud and MedGo CardioMonitor (Cardiac Telecare, which ensure patient’s safety wherever he is and telemonitoring his health condition) Doing remote ECG examinations improve staff’s work by precise ECG examinations with immediate specification without owning comprehensive equipment. Thanks to portable devices patients can do ECG examinations at home – cardiac monitoring. ECG devices for institutions were programmed so that they enable Event Holter examinations with the longest time of registering ECG. Examination is described by MedGo specialists and shared with Lublin Association of Family­Employers Doctors in maximum 15 minutes.

Advantages:

  • ­institutions are equipped with portable devices, resistant for variable weather conditions – examinations can be done in every surgeries as well as at home,
  • very portable and easy to use system and devices – examinations can be done by doctors and nurses,
  • institution does not have to hire cardiologist,
  • doctors do not have to do examinations by themselves; examinations are doing quickly by MedGo’s specialist – no time consuming and ergonomic services.

 

Start of cooperation with ZdrójMed

Start of cooperation with ZdrójMed

Our next partner, ZdrójMed, this is a modern facility, that provides comprehensive service such a specialist medical advice, nursing services, home care and rehabilitation. With the support of MedGo, ZdrójMed also launched a benefits in the field of telecare. The project TeleMed24 at which work with us allows you to provide the care and safety of more people. Moreover, this form of care allows patients to help them, no matter where they are.

MedGo started a new function – eOpis

MedGo started a new function – eOpis

It is particulary beneficial for family doctors in the context of changes in health service, which will soon be introduced by the Minister Arłukowicz. The family doctors will increase their competences and capabilities and they will replacing specialists. NHF will pay for the each additional patient treated by family doctor rather than a specialist, and the diagnosis of a such patient.
Our proposed eOpis service warrants family doctor to perform the test equipment and professional description of MedGo specialist, which allows you to diagnose a patient with cardiac problems. This doctor is gaining more patients, thereby increasing its budget. He gains not only on grants from the National Health Fund, but also for collecting fees from patients fo additional service in his office or ECG.

Start of cooperation with Family Health Centre

Start of cooperation with Family Health Centre

We started cooperation with Family Health Centre in Otwock, where we implemented solutions in the field of telecare. Now patients from this facility, have access to a home telecare, mobile telecare and cardiocare 24h. We invite all residents of Otwock to read our detailed telecare offer to the Family Health Centre Grunwald 13 Street.

MedGo introduces phones with SOS button to his services

MedGo introduces phones with SOS button to his services

MedGo in cooperation with MAXCOM, introduces phones with SOS button to his services, which were created for the eldery and infirm people. Devices are very easy to use and their included functions are adapted to the needs of seniors and people who can’t cope alone. Even those who can’t make most activities, will be able to handle it. Large buttons, large displays, the possibility of set settings, in which it will appear a voice message indicating who is calling – that are just a some of the features that facilitate the use of these phones. Each device are also equipped with an SOS button. This buttons are very easy to use and they can save lives. Older person does not have worry about the dial at risk. Just press a button and emergency procedures will be started.
We are confident that thanks to our products, elderly people will feel safer than ever.

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