de Hope Care, SA

HCAlert - Build Hospital@Home

1.1 - What is HCAlert?

HCAlert is a telehealth cloud base solution that allows to collect health data from patients at home. It implements automated clinical rules and procedures in order to alert health professionals about the patient’s condition. This allows to deliver remotely a secure and fast medical assistance for a better care.

1.2 - Purpose of system

HCAlert includes remote patient management and vital signs monitoring, as well as patient empowerment to increase self-management capabilities and adherence management. Stabilizing patients in the comfort of their homes, avoid exacerbations and deteriorations and therefore (re-) hospitalisations.

HCAlert allows to focus on the whole patient with all their needs, which means that the co-morbidities are addressed as well as the primary condition:
- Respiratory diseases
- Diabetes
- Obesity

1.3 - One Platform, several solutions

The HCAlert provide the option to serve a wide range of business models and product service offers. HCAlert overarching goal is a single Digital Health Platform to reduce the efforts for operation, support, training and maintenance and to make depersonalized data available at one source for data analytics.

1.4 - Strategy

Hope Care’s Vision is to “Build a Hospital at Home!”.
Our positioning is to fill a gap between the connected health manufacturers and Hospitals with our added value Triage tool, allowing our customers to manage Patient Case as a Service.

1.6 - Solution - HCAlert

Hope Care’s HC Alert can be used for the following cases:

- Vital Signs monitoring, such as glucose, blood pressure, weight, heart rate, SpO2, Temperature...
- Patient Clinical feedback
- Survey System
- Medical Triage Centre
- Doctor Platform
- Videoconsultation

1.7 - Market

HCAlert is a solution for the management of chronic patients at home.
The target market for HCAlert is the B2B market, of which the following segments stand out:
- Health institutions, such as hospitals and primary care - Insurance companies, mainly in the health sector

1.8 - Impact

The use of HCAlert in several projects over four years allowed us to obtain important results at hospital level and clinical outcomes, among which we highlight the following:

COPD Project at Coimbra Hospital - Portugal (3 years):
- 50% reduction of hospital rehospitalization was obtained - The visits to the hospital emergency department was reduced by 30%

Heart Failure Project at Covilha Hospital (12 months)-Portugal:
- 56% reduction in hospital rehospitalization was obtained - Reduction of 45% in the number of days of hospitalization - Reduction in 85% in emergency episodes

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