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The evolution of remote assistance in the ASL of Foggia

The integrated system for dealing with chronic diseases and its rapid remodelling to also support the Covid-19 crisis through Telemonitoring and Telemedicine.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

Like the other health organisations, the ASL of Foggia was called upon to simultaneously deal with the Covid-19 health emergency while also guaranteeing support for patients suffering from other pathologies. In a very short time, the 'Diomede' project, which was set up to digitise the care of specific chronic conditions (e.g. heart failure, diabetes, hypertension) and their remote assistance, has been expanded and reconfigured to meet the need to monitor Covid-19 patients, optimising available resources and limiting physical access to healthcare facilities.

Solution

Engineering deployed solutions belonging to the proprietary ellipse platform and its domain expertise in healthcare processes. This, together with the contribution of other partner companies, made it possible to create a Telemonitoring platform to link the Territorial Operations Centre to the homes of Covid-19 patients.
Via app and electro-medical devices, these patients transmit their vital statistics (e.g. body temperature, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, etc.), so that they can be followed remotely to ensure the most appropriate clinical and care management.
The experience demonstrated the strategic value of knowledge of healthcare processes and the implementation of technologies in specific scenarios, enabling the rapid evolution of a project within an emergency context.
The project has also succeeded in demonstrating the potential of Telemedicine, particularly in the continuity of care, which is fundamental in scenarios like the current one, in which the various forms of "Tele-services" (Tele-visiting, Telemonitoring, Teleconsultation, etc.) are a strategic asset to guarantee the right to health.

Results

Empowerment of the patient and their caregivers

Continuity of care and treatment for several chronic conditions

Monitoring and assistance for Covid-19 patients

Implementation of a Telemedicine platform

Project value

Process performance
Innovation

Enabling Technologies

AI & Advanced Analytics

Engineering proprietary products & other technologies

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Project Team

Healthcare