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  • © Vitaphone GmbH 2007
  • Company Presentation Vitaphone

    1. 1. Who we are - and what we do.
    2. 2. Vitagroup - a multinational network Austria Switzerland Netherlands Italy Greece Turkey Slovenia Lithuania Egypt India China USA United Arab Emirates Germany South Africa Belgium
    3. 3. Vitagroup - Germany Home of Telemedicine Vitagroup Telemedical Service Centre Marketing, Sales & Project Management Research & Development Information & Training platform
    4. 4. Marketing, Sales & Project Management <ul><li>Worldwide marketing of the telemedical product portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Vast experience in telemedical project management, long-standing expertise in project planning, implementation and management </li></ul><ul><li>Development of telemedical strategies, planning and execution of scientific symposiums, congresses, exhibitions and events </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of telemarketing to patients, healthcare professionals and cost bearers </li></ul>
    5. 5. Telemedical Service Centre <ul><li>„ Heart“ of the Vitagroup - responsible for data processing & electronic patient file, monitoring (incl. patient emergency management), training, reporting, quality assurance </li></ul><ul><li>24/7 service with state-of-the-art fail-safe security structure </li></ul><ul><li>Centre of competence for remote interrogation of ICDs and pacemaker systems </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel provided by the Department for Internal Medicine of the University Clinic Chemnitz led by prof. dr. Schweizer and dr. Müller (Members of the German Society of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Telemedical Service Centre NL Based in Maastricht <ul><li>„ Heart“ of Vitaphone - responsible for data processing & electronic patient file, monitoring, reporting, quality assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Office hours service with state-of-the-art fail-safe security structure </li></ul><ul><li>Centre of competence for remote interrogation of ICDs and pacemaker systems </li></ul><ul><li>Centre of competence for Holter monitoring services </li></ul><ul><li>Centre of Vitaphone International Clinical Trial Services </li></ul>
    7. 7. Research & Development <ul><li>Development of hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>System integration </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental research </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Patient-friendly information on disease & therapy scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Dietary advice, weight-reduction programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Physical activity / sport & training programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Medicament advice </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 million visits by 550.000 patients per month </li></ul><ul><li>Approx. 500 pharmacies participating </li></ul>Information & Training Platform
    9. 9. The use of communications and information technologies for the delivery of clinical care Telemedicine?
    10. 10. From cardiological diagnostics… ECG recording Data transfer via mobile or landline telephone Data transfer to Data processing system; data recording & ECG visualisation via REMOS software Evaluation & Therapy definition Data forwarding to physician via Email and/or Fax
    11. 11. … via Tele-ECG-Card <ul><li>Transmission of recorded ECG signals </li></ul>Fixed net / ISDN acoustic via telephone digital and acoustic via mobile phone Infrared GSM / ISDN
    12. 12. ...via Cardiac Event Recorder <ul><li>Transmission of recorded ECG signals </li></ul>acoustic via telephone GSM / ISDN Bluetooth digital via mobile phone Fixed net / ISDN
    13. 13. … to modern Therapy Management Telemedicine as information and service platform Telemedicine as Information & Service Platform in an Integrated Care Concept Vitaphone Telemedical Service Centre (TSC) Electronic Patient File Medical care network for the chronically ill Clinic Rehabilitation General Practitioner/Specialist Patient ECG Blood pressure Weight Blood sugar TeleCare Monitor Patient management - input of medical data into the Electronic Patient File @ Telemedical Service Centre Direct communication Wireless short-range biodata transmission Data transfer to Electronic Patient File @ Telemedical Service Centre Data forwarding after primary analysis Initiation of emergency procedures, forwarding of patient data to rescue team VitaView Transparent reporting for patient and physician with illness-specific & event-specific data formats
    14. 14. Telemedicine connects - everyone benefits! Better quality of life Better quality of therapy Better cost efficiency Telemedicine connects <ul><li>Avoid emergencies and </li></ul><ul><li>unnecessary hospitalisation </li></ul><ul><li>better patient coscientiousness </li></ul><ul><li>higher patient security </li></ul><ul><li>higher patient mobility = freedom </li></ul>Patient Doctor/ Clinic <ul><li>Optimal budget & </li></ul><ul><li>time management </li></ul><ul><li>Optmal therapy management </li></ul><ul><li>extra revenues </li></ul><ul><li>Disease Management </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced rate of hospitalisation </li></ul><ul><li>& length of hospital stay </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency of costs & </li></ul><ul><li>performance (quality assurance) </li></ul>Cost bearer
    15. 15. Better quality of healthcare, better quality of life, better cost management Reduced Increased Unproductive medical visits Emergencies Unnecessary hospitalisation Length of hospital stay Costs; Intensive care Long-term health damage Mortality - CHF, Stroke etc. Quality of life Life expectancy Coping with anxiety Therapy management Emergency management Patient self-responsibility Personal safety
    16. 16. Better quality of healthcare, better quality of life, better cost management
    17. 17. Better quality of healthcare, better quality of life, better cost management Cost parameter Cost per event per cohort (€) Standard Tele- medicine Gen. Practicioner visit 15,12 15,12 Specialist visit 17,57 17,57 Diagnostics 7,70 7,70 Medicaments 243,09 247,83 Stationary treatment incl. rehabilitation 5.873,50 2.738,61 Emergency 385,00 385,00 Unfitness for work 479,12 215,83 Monitoring (over 180 days 0,00 687,21 Cohort Success rate (%) Effectiveness-adjusted costs (€) Standard 58,6 6.397,00 Telemedicine 74,8 3.065,00 Fewer hospitalisations Shorter hospital stays
    18. 18. Service portfolio The handicapped/ endangered The health-conscious The patient The chronic patient Risk analysis Prevention Diagnostics Therapy & emergency management Monitoring medication intake compliance Vitaphone provides telemedical solutions for: Cardiovascular diseases Diabetes Asthma/COPD (in preparation) Psychiatric illness (in preparation)
    19. 19. Medication Errors and Compliance Telemedicine
    20. 20. Medication errors <ul><li>Several studies show dramatic numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>In the US: (published by The National Academies) </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 million people injured </li></ul><ul><li>218.000 people die because of medication errors and adverse drug events </li></ul><ul><li>Total cost $ 177.2 billion </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Total costs $ 177 billion broken down as follows </li></ul>Medication errors   Number of Events Total Cost (US$) Approximate Cost Per Event (US$) Physician Visits 126.8 million $13.8 billion $109 Hospital Admissions 9.6 million 121.5 billion 12,646 Emergency Department Visits 18.7 million 5.7 billion 308 Long Term Care Facility Admissions 3.4 million 32.7 billion 9,489 Additional Prescriptions 83.7 million 3.5 billion 42 Deaths 218,000 - - Total   $177.2 billion  
    22. 22. Dutch HARM study H ospital A dmissions R elated to M edication <ul><li>In the year 2002 and increasing rapidly: </li></ul><ul><li>2.4% of all hospital admissions are drug related </li></ul><ul><li>5.6% of all emergency admissions </li></ul><ul><li>41.000 hospital admissions </li></ul><ul><li>Costs: 85 million per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Rapidly growing trends: </li></ul><ul><li>more patients, more complex drugs, more diseases such as Hepatitis C </li></ul>Medication errors
    23. 23. Another Problem for healthcare <ul><li>Too many people do not take their medication as prescribed (non compliance) </li></ul><ul><li>No monitoring by cooperation doctor/ pharmacist </li></ul><ul><li>Too late (or non) intervene in case of serious problems </li></ul>
    24. 24. (N)On compliance <ul><li>Internationally 35% of all patients do not take their medication in time or forgets it totally (source NITEL) </li></ul><ul><li>10% of hospital admissions are due to non-compliance. These admissions cost in the US $ 15.2 billion and effect 3.5 million patients (us study) </li></ul>
    25. 25. The costs of non-compliance in the USA (source: Caremark's Clinical): <ul><li>100 billion dollars annually </li></ul><ul><li>125,000 unnecessary deaths </li></ul><ul><li>10% (more than 1,000,000) of all hospitalizations </li></ul><ul><li>may be due to non-compliance </li></ul><ul><li>50% of all medication use </li></ul><ul><li>Medication non-compliance leads to an estimated loss of 20 million workdays annually (corresponding to 1,5 billion dollars in lost revenue) </li></ul>
    26. 26. More numbers <ul><li>In the Netherlands spill of prescribed medication exceeds the 10% of the total </li></ul><ul><li>Value of spill > € 300 million </li></ul>
    27. 27. Summary <ul><li>Enormous quantities of patients are hospitalized or die by </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong medication </li></ul><ul><li>Poor compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Enormous amount of money wasted by </li></ul><ul><li>Spill of medication </li></ul><ul><li>In consequence of here above mentioned </li></ul>
    28. 28. Improve <ul><li>The right medication </li></ul><ul><li>on the right time </li></ul><ul><li>On time new subscription at the doctor </li></ul><ul><li>On time new medicine from the pharmacist </li></ul><ul><li>Digitalize prescriptions </li></ul>
    29. 29. Improve compliance? <ul><li>Self filling system boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Problem: mistakes made in filling the boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Self programming timers </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive and only a partly solution </li></ul>$ 175 / 325 Via Internet
    30. 30. Telemedical Service Center Electronic Patient File Medicine compliance GSM/GPRS Recipe Specialist / MD Medication subscriber Recipe Recipe Recipe Filling factory Pharmacist Patient
    31. 31. Recipe Barcode on pouches with patient data; intake moments pharmacist, etc. Monitoring medication intake compliance Vitaphone Telemedical Service Center Electronic Patient File Acces Patient file Pharmacist Data; Intake moments Pharmacist Length of roll 60 min. too late Alert Patient First alert Family or homecare etc. 2 nd alert Control of data Physicians monitor chronic diseases Hospital Rehabilitation centre GPs 2 nd alert
    32. 32. Medicine Compliance Pi ll co mpliance Pi co Monitoring medication intake compliance by Telemedicine
    33. 33. Every journey starts with a first step…
    34. 34. Networked thinking - concerted action.
    35. 35. Vitaphone Nederland Ellen Pankhurststraat 15a 5032 MD  Tilburg   T 013 462 5630 F 013 467 0493 info