With the goal of optimizing medical productivity and administration at health centers, the multinational company exhibited projects developed by its Digital division to improve healthcare.
Using tele-care and telemedicine, Telefónica connects patients and professionals through electronic tools such as tablets, smartphones and biomedical and localization devices.
But these instruments are also capable of making a contribution to the management of institutions with diagnosis through Centralized Medical Images, for example –a solution implemented at the Sanatorio Americano in Uruguay.
According to Raúl Urrutigoity, Head of eHealth Latam at Telefónica Digital, healthcare companies in Spain, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay are already using these services.
In Uruguay, Telefónica has three products on this platform: medical imaging management, which maximizes centralization of diagnosticians and medical images, demand management, which improves the coordination of medical appointments and tests; and management of chronic patients, which helps to provide suitable specialized care and tele-monitoring for patients at risk without any need for them to go to a care center.
Vademecum Data Solutions, Vademecum International’s IT application, is shown to be a useful resource for improving clinical processes during a survey of healthcare centers in Mexico.
A suitable tool that ensures correct pharmacological monitoring processes at health centers should meet the standards set by the Council for General Health of Mexico for the certification of Mexican hospitals. Especially the essential Medication Management and Use (MMU) standard M.M.U. 5.1 set by the Joint Commission International.
Tools that help certification processes in Mexican hospitals should be able to evaluate the suitability of the drug, its dose and administration method, detect whether there are therapeutic dualities, allergies or sensitivities to the drug in question and whether there could be real or potential interactions between that medication and another and/or foods. It is also advisable to take the patient’s weight into account plus any other physiological information and to observe whether side-effects occur once the medication is prescribed – such as a renal or hepatic warning signs. But in addition to technical questions the tool that will achieve the hospital’s certification must also have its software updated periodically in order to check for interactions between drugs and allergies to drugs.
Bearing these premises in mind, the Vademecum Data Solutions pharmacological information system (from Vademecum Internacional) was selected by the Coordinator of High Specialty Medical Units of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) as the electronic resource that best met the requirements of the M.M.U. 5.1 Standard, and the body has provided several hospitals with the tool when certification was requested.
This is the case with the San José private hospital in Ciudad Obregón in the state of Sonora. At this hospital, the Medical Certification Coordinator is Doctor Karla Patricia Rentería who said that they decided to purchase the Vademecum tool to use at the hospital because they were undergoing the certification process and needed a program that met the standards for medication suitability that could carry out reconciliation processes in a flexible manner.
As part of the implementation, Lighthouse® will be installed for the first time in Germany at Aschersleben and Staβfurt.
Photo: AMEOS Group - Stassfurt´s Hospital.
Lighthouse supports the AMEOS Group's objectives to increase patient safety and care quality while adding value and creating additional revenue.
It supports clinicians and nursing staff in their daily workflow: Utilizing industry standard clinical workflows and the embedded decision support with consequential notifications, sepsis may be detected and treated at early stages which could help prevent further complications.
Additional opportunities arise from enhancements in discharge management, the reduction and prevention of falls and pressure ulcers, time savings in the nursing workflow and improved documentation of patient complexity scores.Cerner and the AMEOS Group have built a strong cooperative partnership and collaboratively developed cutting-edge IT solutions that have proven successful and innovative for coding and administration.
Pixeon Medical Systems has over 250 bases installed in Brazil. “With the Acquisition of the Vepro Customer Portfolio, we now have more space in states such as Minas Gerias and Sao Paulo. This is a strategic move with a focus on expanding our market,” said Robert Cruz, Director General of the company.
The merger between Pixeon (of Santa Catarina) and Medical Systems (of Sao Paulo) which took place in September last year, has started to have an effect on the Brazilian market for Health Sector IT solutions.
The company created by the merger, Pixeon Medical Systems (PMS), has bought the customer portfolio of Vepro Brazil, representative of a German multinational in the sector.
With good results mainly located in the southeast, Vepro had around 34 customer bases for its Picture Archive and Communication Systems installed in clinics and hospitals across different states.
Now, PMS has over 250 bases installed in the country. “With the acquisition of the Vepro Brazil customer portfolio, we now have more space in States such as Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo. This is a strategic move with a focus on expanding our market,” said Robert Cruz, Director General of the company.
The Hospital Bite Médica, located in Santa Fe, one of the most exclusive areas of Mexico City, will present its Soul MV hospital system on the 7th of February.
With all the highly complex facilities and services of a general hospital, the institution has incorporated the concept of the “boutique hospital”, a healthcare model based on high-end, modern and comfortable facilities and high quality equipment.
Another feature of Bite Médica is the availability of high-end luxury apartments, suites and master suites, all with ample space, excellent views of the city and a series of additional services for greater patient comfort.
Aimed at the high-income market, the goal is to make this one of the best hospitals in Mexico. “Our main objective is to offer personalized and cordial treatment to each patient through highly qualified doctors, paramedics and administrative staff who can provide the highest quality in each area, aided by technology that allows us to offer very competitive prices,” said the Hospital manager Alfredo Gobera.
The ALMA MV system was chosen for it sturdiness and capacity in a process that includes many different local suppliers and multinational programs already established in Mexico, said Marcos Sobral, director of MV’s International Business. “Our first client in the country is not just a partner but a shop window for the expansion of our activity throughout Latin America,” he added.