A first introduction between the AZ Maria Middelares in Gent and BeWell Innovations took place during the implementation of the self-monitoring kiosk in the hospital’s endocrinology outpatient clinic. This experience demonstrated how an ambulatorypatient can take on an important role in measuring specific health data.
The hospital put this knowledge into practice during the first wave of corona. AZ Middelares applied the digital follow-up to patients who went to the emergency room with respiratory complaints or to patients who returned home after a hospitalization. This was done by means of the digital communication platform from BeWell Innovations.
We took the collaboration one step further when the hospital decided to develop its own patient platform MyMariaMiddelares. Thanks to the Well@Home platform from BeWell Innovations, patients can consult a number of documents digitally from their preferred device (computer, smartphone or tablet), fill in medical questionnaires or measure hemodynamic parameters with Bluetooth connected medical devices. This is enabled by means of a secure website, that forms a digital portal to the hospital and care. Both the functions of the platform, as the number of doctors who will use it, will gradually be increased.Tell me more Tell me less
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In the last years we developed a strong Pain Care Path for Pectus Patients. After surgery these patients suffer sever pain due to the impact on their thorax. We usually send these patients home with a pain pump, and follow them up at home with the BeWell Innovations App. Patients were complaining of severe pain after a couple of days at home. Thanks to the data received from the BeWell App, we discovered a flaw in the settings of the pain pump, which led to a diminished drug delivery on day 3. The problem was rectified, and patient complaints disappeared.
- Prof. Guy Hans, University Hospital Antwerp
Appi@Home supports our approach to subacute and chronic pain by offering a platform for continuous follow-up. Patients are provided with a toolbox and app that continuously collects objective outcome data. Pilot results clearly indicate an increase in patient responsibility and self-management, with a significantly shorter treatment period and earlier functional reintegration as a result.
- Prof. Dr. Guy Hans, UZA (Antwerp University Hospital)
Every day, between 180 and 220 patients visit the oncology department for a consultation. The classic measurements by physicians take 3:07 minutes on average. If patients measure their parameters themselves, physicians can theoretically spend 10 hours per day on other, more complex tasks.
- UZ Leuven on the kiosk in Mediplanet (May 30, 2016)
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