Satec has developed a Patients Telemonitoring System at home after been granted with an innovative public procurement for telemedicine solutions for the Public Health System of La Rioja.
Assistance to complex chronic patients takes a big part of the healthcare working activity of the Home Hospitalization Units (HADÇ). The main goal of this Project is to monitor patients who require a transfusión at home. Home transfusión is a growing practice that is expected to increase in the coming years. The increase in the life expectancy translates into an higher percentage of people in whom the transfusión will be necessary at one time or another at this time of life. The risks of this type of transfussion are basically the same as that of normal transfusión, but its out-of-hoshorough selection of candidates for this transfusión modality, a trained and qualified home transfusión equipment, remote quality monitoring equipment, a centralized monitoring platform and solid and validated work procedures.
To carry out this Project, Satec has developed a centralized telemonitoring platform, capable of receiving, managing and displaying all the information of patients from the Home Hospitalization Service who are being monitored at their homes. This System has been fully ingtegrated with the Hospital Information Systems of the San Pedro de Logroño hospital, so that the demographic data of patients is received directly from the HIS (Selen) and the results are sent back to be associated to the Clinical History. All these integrations are based on the HL7 standard (patients registration, demographic updates, discharges, mergers, changes in history numbers, return of results, etc.).
Other goals of this project were to integrate with the Rioja Salud authentication Services, based on an Active Directory with a CAS Authentication Server. That way, it was posible to make a Sing On between the HIS and the Telemonitoring platform, being able to access the System from the Hospital´s HIS, without the need to enter uses credentials repeatedly.
As an essential integration, we must highlight the one carried out with the Rioja Salud reporting platform, in charge of sending SMS alerts. That way, when clinical or technical warnings take place on the central platform, they are sent via SMS through the Health Service Notification System.
One of the main purposes in the execution of this Project was the integration between the remote Telemonitoring equipement and the Central platform, until all the information (clinical and administrative) was exchanged between them in real time. In this way, the Central Telemonitoring System is capable of simultaneously displaying all the patients under monitoring, viewing the captured measurements in real time, graphing them, comparing them based on limits (ranges) customizable by patient, managing when clinical alerts happen and techniques, notify these alerts to those responsible and generate finally reports to be attached to the Clinical Hostories.
The Project was successfully executed and is curretly operating in the Home Hospitalization Service of the San Pedro Hospital in Logroño. The first scene where it is being applied is for home transfussions, Although other cases are being analyzed to expand the number of patients on telemonitoring.
Take into account, this was a finalist Project in the SaluDigital 2020 Awards, which recognze the best eHealth initiatives, both in the public and the private sectors, rewarding those that contribut to improving people´s health and quality of life.
In its more tan 30 years of activity, SATEC has acquired knowledge and accumulated experience in the health sector. In collaboration with the different clients in the sector, it has built a telehealth platform, called Satec.Health, which has been validated and constantly improved in multiple projects. The platform offers different units that can be applied to different use cases linked to Telehealth, such as Telemonitoring, Remote Diagnosis, Teleconsultation or Telecare, among others, being a very flexible system that can be adapted and integrated to multiple needs and environments. This the case that a Health Prevention and assistance service that has been created around Satec.Health, to help the RH and Occupational Risk departments in managing the pandemic caused by COVID19.