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We are used to plug&play devices on our personal computers and, immediately, start working with those. But when it comes to healthcare, most devices are detached from a main centralized repository. Thus, many relevant information is lost or never analyzed by experts while diagnosing. Why are we willing to lose information relevant to our health?
Having an out of the box solution to connect professional and personal devices with the patient’s clinical history, helps medical staff to access all relevant information when necessary. All this information, once it is sorted and displayed properly, not only increases the possibilities to detect the patient’s disease, but also its cause. Therefore, it improves the performance of the healthcare system and drops each person’s healthcare needed budget.
Going a step further, shouldn’t the patient’s doctor be able to check the information of different medical tests, even if those were performed in different clinics, countries or languages? Data might be distributed and be property accessed by different entities. Medical staff consider mandatory seeing the result of old tests to compare and decide the better treatment or procedure for the patient.
Therefore, doctors have to be provided with different types of information in the same place: the patient’s lifetime clinical history, clinic images, informed consents and data from a wide range of devices such as wearables, mobile applications, electromedical devices, etcetera. Such information is distributed in most cases, and has to be retrieved for the doctor on demand in real time. This improves the doctor-doctor and patient-doctor relationships.
Connecting all the nodes of the healthcare system, public or private, creates a plexus of information which increases the success rate, reduces complications and drops the health care costs for individuals, healthcare insurances and governments.
An easy to configure and universal black box is needed by a wide variety of devices, clinics and hospitals to analyze as much information as possible in real time.
This tool is called Enigma Connect and connects medical devices that speak DICOM, HL7 and IHE which are worldwide standards in healthcare. It allows Enigma Connect to interact with professional medical devices developed by brands such as Philips, GE, Abbot, Roche, etc. It is being currently tested in Spain, one of the leading and most efficient Health Care Systems in the world.