General practitioners Digital flexibility for primary care

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Co-Medic is a complementary tool to the current patient medical record that allows the patient to be involved in monitoring their own health condition.

The application enables to establish a digital connection with the home situation of the patient. The GP can efficiently initiate a certain type of monitoring, which can then be completed by the patient and their environment (a family caregiver or home caregiver).

The self-reporting is accomplished through the use of questionnaires (ePROMs). You can choose from a range of scientifically based standard questionnaires, adapt them to your own needs, or choose to design your own questionnaires.

The following bulletpoints illustrate some of the practical possibilities:

vector_chronischMonitoring chronic pathology such as heart failure where the patient reports on symptoms, signs and parameters such as weight, degree of dyspnea and blood pressure. By analyzing this data, abnormal trends suggestive of decompensation can be detected.

vector_dagboekSelf-measurements through a digital diary such as a blood pressure diary can be easily initiated. This eliminates the need for a paper diary or various digital applications, and the results can be accessed from the practice.

vector_screeningScreening questionnaires can detect complications, such as questionnaires concerning vision and sexual dysfunction for people with diabetes.

vector_preventiePrevention questionnaires such as fall prevention in the elderly allow, outside the walls of the practice, to efficiently engage in prevention.

An efficient practice

The administrative burden for primary care workers is very high. Therefore, we strive for an efficient and qualitative support of practice operations without incurring additional administrative burden. For this, a smooth integration within the current workflow of the practice is essential. A digital follow-up can easily be started during the consultation and notifications only appear on the physician's application in case of an alarming trend. Furthermore, the patient and environment are empowered in self-management to keep chronic care manageable.


Integration of primary and secondary care

Paramedics such as general practice nurses, home nurses and informal carers can be linked to the patients care file. This gives them the opportunity to fill in questionnaires and to keep the general practitioner informed using care notes. In this way, efficient patient-oriented communication is possible within the patient's care network. The course of the home care can be followed digitally from the practice.