FEATURES

  • CUSTOMIZED MULTIMEDIA INFORMATION

    Research has shown that video outperforms paper in terms of patient engagement, knowledge retention, and trust in the physician. Therefore, ADIC-health uses multimedia content to educate patients about the processes, risks and benefits of undergoing a surgical procedure/medical intervention.

    The content will be custom-tailored to fit specific needs of various target groups and presented in a layered fashion, i.e. patients can easily zoom in to get additional information for medical terms or conditions. Complementary features will include feedback mechanisms, comprehension assessments and a function to leave notes/questions for the physician. 

  • SOPHISTICATED PATIENT MANAGEMENT TOOLS

    By streamlining patient education, electronic consenting as well as pre- and post-interventional care activities, ADIC-health will benefit both the patient and health-care staff along the entire care pathway.

    Patients are guided step by step through all activities involving the surgical procedure or medical intervention. Thereby, pre-interventional anxiety and post-interventional uncertainty about the patient's responsibilities can be significantly reduced.

  • INTEGRATED REMINDER FUNCTIONS

    Reminder functions will be integrated in the system and triggered automatically at predetermined dates or events during the care pathway. Patients will receive SMS messages or in-app reminders regarding their scheduled arrival time at the hospital, predetermined dietary and other preparational requirements, items and documents to bring, etc.

    Patients will have to confirm the receipt of those reminders and their compliance with the instructions included in the messages. 

  • SYSTEM-EMBEDDED SELF-LEARNING ALGORITHMS

    ADIC-health will be the first solution on the market that systematically optimizes pre- and post-interventional processes. Patient data input will be analyzed by the system to identify process-related potentials for improvement.

    By applying self-learning algorithms when interpreting and correlating the data, the system will continuously upgrade its capabilities.

  • ELECTRONIC PATIENT DIARY

    Via individualized interfaces, the electronic patient diary will allow patients to self-report health information without the necessity of personally consulting their health-care providers. 

    Medical devices on or inside the patient's body can transmit data automatically to the patient's mobile device. All data will be processed by self-learning algorithms that will alert the hospital staff, if necessary. In case of medical emergencies, the system will immediately establish connection with an emergency call center.

  • INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACES

    ADIC-health will optimize the user experience by offering streamlined, easy-to-use interfaces customized for patients and health-care staff. These interfaces focus on user-centered design to make the user's interaction as simple and efficient as possible.

    The usability of ADIC-health is intuitive and does not require any specific technical knowledge.

Advantages

  • OPTIMIZED COMMUNICATION FLOWS

    ADIC-health is designed to facilitate the communication between patients, physicians, nurses, and administrative support staff. Each participant can send messages, leave notes, and ask or answer questions, depending on his/her access and user privileges.

    Since all written communication will be securely stored on the server, the exchange of information will be fully transparent and can be traced any time, if necessary. System-triggered reminders and real-time updates will make sure that all persons involved can easily stay up to date.

  • ELEVATED PATIENT ENGAGEMENT & CONFIDENCE

    Unbiased, comprehensive and adequate information is the best way to build trust and confidence in sensitive matters, such as medical care. ADIC-health will provide the possibility for patients to access the customized multimedia education tool already in advance from their home.

    The use of animation, visual imagery, audio, and written text in plain language when presenting information will accommodate multiple learning styles. This process will increase the patients' engagement, enhance the retention of information, and also support the patients’ self-determination. Fully informed and engaged, patients will be empowered to make the best decisions about their health and personal well-being.

  • INCREASED QUALITY-TIME BETWEEN PATIENTS & PHYSICIANS

    In current physician-patient conversations, a substantial amount of time is spent on conveyance of general information concerning the procedure or intervention. However, this is rather inefficient because patients can easily acquire this knowledge beforehand by themselves, i.e. by watching customized multimedia content.

    This way, the scarce conversation time between physicians and patients can be used for specific, personal questions instead of focusing on general information.

  • RELIEF FROM ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN

    The cost of managing paper forms is highly misunderstood and often under-reported in the health-care sector. Handling and storing paper forms with signatures constitutes a surprisingly complex undertaking because certain aspects of it are prone to cause documentation difficulties in clinical practice, resulting in significant follow-up costs.

    In most cases, paper forms have to be imported into the hospital's electronic information system once they have been signed by all relevant parties. ADIC-health presents a safe and easy way to obtain the patient's consent electronically by applying digital or biometric signatures. All records will be securely stored in a centralized, reliable server environment.

  • INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION OF STANDARD PROCESSES

    ADIC-health will perform standard patient management routines automatically by applying intelligent algorithms initializing, adjusting, and updating the different tasks, i.e. comprehension assessment, appointment scheduling, patient reminders and compliance, confirmations and approvals, follow-ups, etc.

    This way, hospital staff can focus on personal communication with individual patients and cater to their specific needs.

  • SIGNIFICANT COST REDUCTIONS

    ADIC-health reduces the two most important cost factors: time and expenses. A large amount of time the hospital staff usually spends on ordinary patient management tasks, is saved by the system taking over most of the routine patient management functions. Since patients will educate themselves by using multimedia tools, the conversation with the physician can be reduced to the discussion of individual, specific issues.

    In addition, ADIC-health will help saving direct costs associated with paper documents, since all documents and signatures will be stored electronically. Usually, the costs of handling and storing paper documents are quite high, albeit usually hidden in various administrative and personnel categories.

Revolutionizing the communication between

patients and health-care professionals

Care Pathway

EDUCATION

Patient Registration

ADIC-health will educate patients by using customized multimedia tools including interactive feedback mechanisms and knowledge assessments.

Studies show that patient comprehension and engagement is improved by 30 % when combining audiovisual content and interactive quizzes on tablet devices.

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PREPARATION

Patient Education

After their conversation with the physician, patients will confirm their consent electronically by applying a digital or biometric signature on a tablet device.

From then on, ADIC-health will guide both the patient and the hospital staff, step by step through the preparational activities necessary before the surgical procedure or medical intervention.

Patients will receive reminder messages and have to re-confirm their compliance with the instructions given by their health-care provider. The hospital staff can easily track each patient's status in the system and initiate additional queries or tasks, as necessary.

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AFTERCARE

Patient Consent

Upon completion of the surgical procedure or medical intervention, the patient will be invited to watch a customized aftercare video.
 

This video will explain in detail all the necessary steps to be taken from then on to ensure a smooth and swift recovery.

Via voice recognition, the patient can store notes or questions in the system. Patients will continue to receive reminder messages also after the procedure/intervention, in order to not forget important follow-up activities. When leaving the hospital, patients will be encouraged to keep an electronic patient diary to record their health status at home.

Alerts will be triggered and sent to the health-care providers if something turns out to be abnormal or unexpected, let alone dangerous. The hospital staff can then take the appropriate actions.

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