30/03/2020 | BlogPost
In Italy, with lockdown proving to be effective, the most strategic usage of digital health solutions is the remote management of patients at home. These solutions will provide for a safe tool to manage positive patients but also the many others likely infected but not tested which are estimated in a ratio between 1/5 and 1/10 (infected confirmed by a positive test / likely infected based on symptoms but non-tested) and in need to stay home while still being monitored and assisted as needed.
The Italian start-up Paginemediche has released a specific self-triage plus video consultation service and a tool for patients to remotely track symptoms and key parameters feeding a dashboard for the GP in charge. After two weeks from launch over 1200 physicians have registered, over 900 video consultations provided and the first 160+ Covid-19 patients have been enrolled in the remote monitoring (both growing 50% dayly).These are extremely significant numbers proving strong adoption. At Healthware Group we're committed to keep supporting this Team and help to expand access to both physicians and patients.
I discussed this and more with Jessica DaMassa of WTF Health - in the video below: