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What are digital technology platforms?

The Scientific and Technological Progress has resulted in new economic systems based on digital technology platforms. Entire sectors of the economy have been transformed, modifying interaction modes between consumers and manufacturers, and leading to a significant economic growth. Digital technology platforms dramatically improve the quality of services (and goods), significantly save time for consumers (and manufacturers), and greatly reduce costs of services and goods

Key principles of digital technology platforms

Multiple participants in a single unified environment focusing on the consumer

Common information space

Real-time monitoring and feedback

If at least one of the principles is not followed, then the system cannot be considered as a digital technology platform and therefore not able to provide economic expediency

The necessity (and inevitability) of digital medical platforms

The exceeding number of mobile devices and internet usage, as well as a high demand in improving patient services, availability and sufficient costs of healthcare has determined the inevitable digital medical platforms progress

Multiple participants in a common environment focusing on the consumer

In digital medical platforms, the main participants of the processes are patients, medical personnel, and means of production (equipment and tools, special materials, medicines, and clinics). Business partners, state entities, insurance and pharmaceutical companies are all users or contractors and not related to the participants of the processes. Here, the main focus is on the patient

Common information space

In digital medical platforms, directories (master base for patients, staff, services, medical measurements, nomenclature, and file links) and their complex relationships and interdependencies are the basis of the common information environment, where information gaps, duplication, or incorrect connections could not exist. Thus, digital twins of clinics and patients are created

Real-time monitoring and feedback

Healthcare is near the only industry where the patient is not only a consumer, but also the object of a medical service. Therefore, in order to perform monitoring and receive feedback in real time, as in any workflow, it is important to fully digitize every step of the service delivery

Сhallenges of digital medical platforms creation

Medical information systems are localized, medical personnel-oriented solutions, with a purpose of replacing traditional, error-prone, approach to medical documentation management

Equipment manufacturers shift the focus from the patient to themselves, and develop or apply highly specific information standards

Insurance and pharmaceutical companies develop directories and tariffication systems that are focused on finances and do not correspond to the actual processes of medical services

Сhallenges of digital medical platforms creation

Application by medical companies` of their own unique directories for services and measurements leads to information gaps

Adding directories and patient IDs to different medical systems leads to duplication of patient data. Unified control over the management of the patient (and staff) directories is required

Medical measurements are not allocated or stored, or there is no connection between directories, measurements and files. Medical information is unstructured and often stored as plain text

Сhallenges of digital medical platforms creation

It is necessary to consider real-time information about the stages of medical services, which is ignored by most other systems

It is necessary to receive the information of the measurement procedures and its results. In many cases either the equipment does not convey measurement results (or files), or systems do not accept it

It is important to collect information in real-time, but a lot of systems receive information with a significant delay

Numedy is a digital medical platform

The term `digital medical platform` applies to Numedy because of the following three key principles that Numedy has implemented: Multiple participants in a single unified environment focusing on the consumer, Common information space, Real-time monitoring and feedback