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Buddy Healthcare and UKSH to release an app for obesity surgery

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Obesity surgery pathway

Posita appBuddy Healthcare has released the Posita App for patients going through an obesity surgery in cooperation with UKSH (Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein). The obesity pathway is so far the most extensive protocol running on the BuddyCare platform. The app was officially published during Healthcare Hackathon Kiel on September 14-15, 2018.  With Posita App, UKSH aims boosting patient compliance to treatment, reducing cancellations and administrative work, and improving care quality and patient recovery.

In addition the publishing the adipositas pathway, Buddy Healthcare attended the hackathon to answer the next challengies set by UKSH. During the hackathon, Buddy Healthcare worked to develop a pain therapy pathway for pain therapy patients and prepared HL7/FHIR integrations with local HIS systems.

"The hackathon was a great opportunity for us to expand our projects with UKSH. The whole Buddy Healthcare team went to the event to learn more about German health tech, meet potential partners and to strengthen our foothold in the local health tech scene. We were among top-7 teams at the hackathon, so great job, everyone!" the CEO of Buddy Healthcare, Jussi Määttä, says.

 

Buddy-team-at-the-hackathon

 

Cooperation with UKSH

Buddy Healthcare entered into collaboration with UKSH Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein in March 2018. The solution developed for UKSH focuses on guiding patients undergoing bariatric surgery. UKSH is one of the largest and leading university hospitals in Germany.

About Buddy Healthcare

Buddy Healthcare provides a care coordination and patient engagement platform that automates and monitors clinical pathways for the perioperative phase of the care process. The BuddyCare mobile application takes care of patients by sending timely reminders of tasks in care process. They are such tasks as medication and nutrition reminders, questionnaires, instructions, pain diary and Patient Reported Outcome measures. Patient can also communicate with the hospital staff through the app.

The dashboard for healthcare professionals gives real-time visibility of patients preparation and recovery processes. Through automated noting of uncompleted tasks and uncommon answers, the hospital staff can easily recognize the patients who need attention. The staff can also send a reminder to the patient, add and remove tasks from individual pathways.

Buddy Healthcare’s customer hospitals significantly reduced no-show rates and phone call. With the platform, patients are more involved to their own care. The hospital staff can inform and monitor them better throughout the care process.

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