Faster consultation for patients globally without ties to a place and time
VTT has developed together with A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) from Singapore, Emtele and Comptel a Global Health Monitoring Platform service that offers an efficient, open, scalable and secure service environment for remote diagnostics and telemedicine services utilization. This makes it possible to streamline the health care system and reach better efficiency money wise as well as improve the quality of health care. At the same time, it is possible to increase business volume through larger geographical reach of the medical service. In elderly care and chronic diseases people can be treated at home which increases the hospital infrastructure capacity. Patients get faster consultation in case of an acute emergency and easy to use solutions without ties to a place and time.
Healthcare is facing major challenges in the near future. Costs are rapidly increasing world wide due to aging population and widespread chronic diseases. In Finland, the development is estimated to be the most drastic in Europe. Now working and earning population is 50 % of the total and 2030 only 23 % is in the working age. How to fund aging population care is the major challenge. In order to restrain the rapidly increasing national healthcare expenditure, treatment processes should be considerably improved. Due to the information intensive nature of healthcare, intelligent ICT-solutions can yield significant benefits by introducing new radical treatment systems, more efficient internal processes and new services such as remotely supported care as well as personalized well being and home care services.
Sirpa Posti | alfa
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