How SmartECG affects different stakeholders

Healthcare is a complex entity with multiple stakeholders, decision-makers and versatile processes. RemoteA invites different stakeholders to SmartECG Ecosystem to help develop and introduce a first-class decision-making tool for GPs.

Patients

Faster diagnosis, better treatment and potentially millions of saved lives

As a patient living under a medical condition is stressful. For your peace of mind you expect to be taken seriously, diagnosed quickly and referred without delays to treatment when necessary. You value cutting-edge expertise by experienced healthcare professionals as well as simple pathways in an already energy-consuming situation.

Knowing all this, the Patient Advocacy Groups constantly monitor the waiting times and the length of waiting lists, trying to advocate for improved ways of heart patients. In many countries, the maximum time to be referred to secondary care is 90 days. Many times when best practices are adopted, that timeline can be much shorter.  But often that long timeline is exceeded.

Medically improved, top-quality way of diagnosing more patients:

  1. SmartECG service is a top-quality way of diagnosing large numbers of potential heart patients. Improves access, more people get diagnosed.
  2. SmartECG service is a fast solution: a tool for instant analysis within minutes.

Better customer experience:

  1. SmartECG service means less hassle for patients especially in case of negative findings. Healthcare units are able to serve their customers in their healthcare unit with no need to refer.
  2. As the SmartECG service lowers the threshold of ordering ECG, you as a patient can feel more assured of being taken seriously.
  3. SmartECG reduces waiting lists and times.
  4. SmartECG service leads to equal to all, high-quality monitoring for all patients regardless of healthcare provider (public vs. private, big cities vs. countryside).
  5. Earlier access to diagnosis and therefore also treatment leads to more lives saved and quality of life increased.

Developing SmartECG Service, a decision-making tool for GPs is well under way

Before piloting the service in the autumn 2018 with our partners and customers in Finland, Sweden and United Kingdom, the SmartECG tool will be medically validated.

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GPs

SmartECG service is decision-making tool for the GPs

Treating patients in the best possible way is the number one priority for you as a GP / medical professional.

Maybe you have no access to an ECG monitoring device at your clinic or the access is limited, or the visiting time is so short that you may have to refer the patient to the secondary care and long waiting times.

Maybe  you feel that the automatic report generated by your ECG monitoring device does not support you enough to help you make a diagnosis. Perhaps you have not specialized in ECG interpretation…

Or you feel that the current process (where you can ask for a specialist’s consultation in your network) could be managed more effectively, and (instead of sending PDF reports back and forth) more time could be used to treating patients?

Your patients would probably appreciate proper and fast ECG monitoring.

And you as a GP would appreciate faster, cheaper and more flexible alternatives to diagnosing potential “grey zone” patients?

How SmartECG service benefits GP

  1. SmartECG service is a reliable decision-making tool for GP’s for diagnosing ECG data of any event-ECG or Holter.
  • During piloting phase in 2018 SmartECG service provides automatic analysis reports for Holter and event devices.
  • Rest-ECG will be available in SmartECG service 2.0 by 2020.
  • It will be a medically approved solution. The FDA and CE validation process will begin in spring 2018 and will finalized by 11/2018.

 Cost-effective way of diagnosing more patients:

  1. SmartECG service will be compatible with 80 % of ECG monitoring devices
  2. SmartECG service adds ECG analysis capacity in a cost-effective way, so monitoring is possible whenever medically sensible.
  3. SmartECG service lowers the threshold of ordering ECG.
  4. SmartECG service is a cost-efficient way of diagnosing large numbers of potential heart patients.
  5. The patients feel that they have been taken seriously when you have offered them a thorough investigation.

A fast, flexible and easy-to-use service:

  1. SmartECG service is a fast solution: a tool for instant analysis within minutes.
  2. SmartECG service can be linked to diagnosis pathways of your choice: a specialist’s consultation on request either from SmartECG service platform on average two working days or using your internal resources.
  3. SmartECG is simple to use and easy to learn.

How to get access  to SmartECG service?

I In the pre-piloting phase 9/2017-10/2018

Your experience and insights as a healthcare professional are important to us when developing SmartECG service. We invite you to our SmartECG Panel  for Healthcare Professionals, see information further down this page.

II In the piloting phase 10/2018-3/2019

SmartECG service pilot starts in autumn 2018 after clinical validation. Our service will be available to healthcare clinics using the Remote Diagnostic Service Platform in Sweden by RemoteA Ab and in United Kingdom by RemoteA UK as well as other partners.

Are you interested in learning more about SmartECG service in Finland, Sweden and United Kingdom?

Please leave your contact information and we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

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Join our SmartECG Panel

Help us develop the Superior SmartECG Service Experience

Join our SmartECG Panel for Healthcare Professionals

Our goal is to provide the best possible decision-making tool for the GPs and other healthcare professionals so we kindly ask for your help. Join the SmartECG Panel for Healthcare Professionals, share with us your needs, insight and experience and help us develop the Superior SmartECG Service Experience.

How does the SmartECG Panel for Healthcare Professionals work?

You will receive every other month on average a link to a short survey. The survey topics will cover for example User Interface testing, automatic analysis report structure and content etc.

When will SmartECG Panel start?

Our goal is to lauch the panel in November 2017.

Will the SmartECG Panel be in English?

The Panel will be available in three languages: Finnish, Swedish and English.

How can I join the SmartECG Panel?

Please leave your contact information below .

 

Cardiologists

Better use of the scarce resources

Specialists have so far been the bottleneck for ECG monitoring. In the coming decades, the ageing population will be a major challenge for the EU’s health sector and globally too.

The demand for healthcare will increase dramatically as a result of an ageing population and at the same time the proportion of the people in work will probably stagnate or in some cases decline. That will result in staff shortages in certain medical specialisations or geographic areas.

In 2012, about one third of all doctors in the EU were aged 55 or over. According to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, more than 60 thousand doctors (or 3.2 % of the workforce) are expected to be leaving the profession each year by 2020.

How SmartECG service benefits Cardiologists and Specialists

  1. Scarce resources directed to real patient cases at the secondary care.
  2. SmartECG helps to ease the work load of Specialists.

The scarce resources can be directed to real patient cases that need to be diagnosed and treated at the secondary care. For a specialist it means more time available to the most complicated cardiac patients.

Healthcare organisations

Cost-effective way of diagnosing more patients

As a Healthcare Director, your key goal is to provide excellent patient care within the complex healthcare ecosystem of multiple demands and actors. While the need for healthcare increases as population gets older, financial resources are not increasing at the same pace.

The public voice and politicians ask for faster pathways to treatment.

Financial reimbursement systems might contradict with the optimal use of resources and patient pathways.

The competitive environment is getting more challenging.

Yet, to stay ahead in the turbulence and to build sustainable healthcare units, more efficient patient and treatment processes need to be developed. Luckily, the tool case of digital processes, patient data systems, Artificial Intelligence and robotics is evolving rapidly.

Cost-effective way of diagnosing more patients:

SmartECG is a cost-efficient way of diagnosing large numbers of potential heart patients.

  1. With SmartECG you can optimise your internal processes and diagnose large numbers of potential heart patients in a cost-effective way.
  2. SmartECG will be a universally adopted solution for all healthcare units.
  3. Plus you get to keep the patient/customer to yourself instead of sending her away.

Better customer experience:

  1. SmartECG makes it possible for you to give your customers a seamless experience: serve them in your healthcare unit with no need to refer.
  2. As SmartECG service lowers the threshold of ordering ECG, your patients feel that they have been taken seriously when you have offered them a thorough investigation

A fast, flexible and easy-to-use service:

  1. SmartECG service is a fast solution: a tool for instant analysis within minutes.
  2. SmartECG service can be linked to diagnosis pathways of your choice: a specialist’s consultation on request either from SmartECG service platform on average two working days or using your internal resources.
  3. SmartECG service will be compatible with 80 % of ECG monitoring devices and will a medically approved tool.
  4. SmartECG is simple to use and easy to learn.

 

Device manufacturers

Make your ECG monitoring device more valuable to your customers

Our goal is to create automatic plug-and-play compatibility for 80% of ECG analysis equipment in primary care level and achieve full compatibility with most eHealth systems in targeted countries by 2020.

Device manufacturers will benefit from SmartECG by being able to support the healthcare organisations in the secondary care to treat the cardiac patients at the right time with the high-quality monitoring devices.

On the other hand, SmartECG service will help healthcare clinics in primary care use the ECG monitoring devices more effectively than before.

Are you interested in learning more on SmartECG and its benefits to you?

We will be happy to plan a win-win partnership with ECG monitoring device companies. Simply leave your contact information in the form below and we will be in touch.

 

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