emed® the new online
electronic medical record

we connect people for better health care

Developed by Swiss practitioners and based on open source internet technologies, emed® is the only online electronic medical record that improves the daily practice and productivity of doctors thanks to an advanced data structure.

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1. background / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Project History 1.1

The emed® project and ICT development started in 2006 thanks to a combination of circumstances.
The entire project was privately funded until 2013, when emedSwiss SA was created and subsequently its capital was increased in order to commercialize the emed® program.
For a long time, no one believed that we could achieve this ambitious project in such a complex field!
We will continue this story soon…

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1. Background / emed® in the Swiss Health System

Situation 1.2.1

Why is the penetration of electronic medical records for doctors in Switzerland so weak?

None of the solutions currently available in the market offers an increase in productivity or real benefits for doctors and the proposed ICT tools are too cumbersome.

 

After successive failures, doctors no longer believe in the public authorities or in the industries to propose better solutions than medical records on paper.

 

The solution can only derive from doctors. Intelligent digitization of the care process is the only way forward in order to exit from the current deadlock.

The Swiss market today

with EMR (structured)

with EMR (unstructured)

without EMR

 

EMR : electronic medical record

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Problematic 1.2.2

The Swiss healthcare system is in a crisis because of 3 main issues :

The continuous increase of medical knowledge exceeds the capacities of the human brain

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Doctors’ needs

  • Increase in productivity
  • Improvement in communication
  • Decrease of stress in daily practice
  • Better support in decision-making process
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The expectations of patient on the quality of medical care are always increasing

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Patients’ needs

  • Easy access to medical record data for a better healthcare coordination
  • Better medical prevention
  • Decrease in the risk of errors and less redundancies
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The economic weight of health costs is becoming unbearable for society

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Society’s needs

  • Better control over healthcare costs
  • Improvement in the quality of care
  • Detailed data on public health
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The intelligent computerization of the healthcare process is the only exit from the current deadlock.
This computerization requires imperatively a data structuring which is the key factor for increasing productivity and generating real benefits for both the patient and the doctor.

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Data Structure 1.2.3

emed® focuses on doctors’ needs.
The structuring of data represents a fundamental step in achieving an intelligent digitization of the medical activity. It enables to achieve all necessary aspects to cover doctors’ needs and to bring benefits not only for the doctor but also for the patient.

Structured
Medical
Data

productivity

data management/sharing

diagnostic and therapeutic tools

architecture allowing for an easy and secure networking

contextual access to medical knowledge

analysis of clinical data

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Networking 1.2.4

Working efficiently within a network and easy access to medical knowledge during the consultation are the final steps of an intelligent digitization of healthcare.

Internet technologies
Structured medical data
Elaborate business process
Architecture enabling network working
Easy access to medical knowledge

Increase in productivity + Quality of care + Costs control

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Development of electronic medical records 1.2.5

The capability to work effectively within a network and in a user-friendly environment represents the final outcome of the development of electronic medical records.

 

+ easy networking capability
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+ structured EMR
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+ advanced medical process
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+ web based
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+ simple medical process
5
+ EMR non structured
6
+ scheduling
7
invoicing
8

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1. background / emed® in the Swiss Health System

The eHealth Project 1.3

The Swiss Confederation strongly wishes to see an efficient online electronic medical record as part of the eHealth project. The creation of structured medical data during the consultation is the starting point of the eHealth project. This structuring ensures selective and confidential sharing of data among the various healthcare providers.



emed® is the missing part of the puzzle needed to achieve this objective.

Non-structured data

Structured data

Sharing of structured data

Ambulatory
medical
activity

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eHealth Project
  • Enable better medical support and more control over health costs
  • Enable patient « empowerment » and reinforce preventive medicine
  • Provide detailed public health data

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2. Solutions / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

The emed® Program in Brief 2.1

  • The emed® program has been developed since 2006 by a team of Swiss doctors in a « bottom up » medical approach from the medical consultation with the help of a multidisciplinary team and developers.

  • All the development is based on a detailed medical process and an advanced structuring of medical data (without going into excess), an unavoidable condition for increasing productivity in the medical practice.

  • The emed® program covers all the needs of the medical practice and can be seen as a global and integrative solution thanks to key partners.

  • The emed® program represents, in a way, an interface which integrates new information technology and all its advantages without restraint nor loss of productivity in the medical practice.

  • The increase of productivity in medical activity operated as a network has been proven since 2011 (about 30% for doctors and 50% for administrative staff).

  • By considering the number of doctors implicated in the emed® project from all over Switzerland, this project can be considered as a major digital project of the Swiss medical community.

emed®

Multidimensional online electronic medical record, based on internet technologies

Data is perfectly organized and structured in order to facilitate its management and avoid rewriting

Medical work is optimized thanks to an elaborate medical process integrating tools to help with the diagnosis and therapy

The program is organized in the form of multiple integrated editions under a unified architecture (Doctor edition, Nurse edition, Patient edition, Hospital edition) to work within a network in an efficient and user-friendly way thanks to a shared digital record.

All administrative activity is greatly facilitated thanks to diverse functionalities, a business oriented scanning solution, a sophisticated agenda and an integrated invoicing

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2. Solutions / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Strong Points and Unique Selling Point (USP) 2.2

Open source internet technology (no local installation, updates nor back-ups, easy access anytime and anywhere, security, works on smartphones and tablets, automatic benefits from internet developments)
Respect for universal medical process with elaborate and intuitive interfaces
Structuring of medical data data and integration of diagnostic and therapeutic aid tools
Unified architecture organized in the form of multiple integrated editions (ed. Doctor, Nurse, Patient, Hospital) easily configurable for any activity
Global integrated solution for the user thanks to key partners like HIN, Ofac, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Everial
Complete solution for an easy transition between the paper record and the online electronic record
Works on all equipment with an internet browser and on touch screens (easy to take notes without having to rewrite)
Work within an efficient and user friendly network based on an electronic, shared medical record
Naturally significant increase in user productivity
Multi-lingual system which offers completely reliable translation of medical content thanks to the structuring of data
Archiving solution guaranteed at the time of retirement

 

 

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2. Solutions / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

emed® Network 2.3

Strong Points and Unique Selling Point (USP) (continued).

Unique Solution for Efficient Network Working = the emed® Network

The electronic medical record (EMR) emed® is organized into multiple integrated editions thanks to a unified architecture.

 

This unique architecture enables the creation of a specific edition for every activity or medical specialty. It brings together in a single software:

 

  • an edition for the general practitioner or the internist
  • an edition for the medical specialist
  • an edition for the ambulatory or hospital nurse
  • an edition for the hospital

 

This characteristic gives the possibility of working within a network in an ideal way through a shared electronic medical record, enabling a significant gain in productivity on every level.

 

All the editions automatically benefit from all new developments thanks to this unified structure.

 

 

This system enhances the status of the generalist in the healthcare system.

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emed®Network

Each physician or health care provider has her/his own medical record. In obtaining the patient’s authorization, the physician can retrieve all patients’ useful information without re-entering the data gotten from the records of other health care providers.

2. Solutions / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Comparison between a local (classic) and an Internet solution (modern) 2.4

The development of medicine will inevitably have to go through internet technologies in order to facilitate the sharing of medical information, fulfill an efficient access to knowledge and ensure an optimal security of sensitive data.

Characteristics

Local application

Internet application

No local installation

NO

YES

No back-up requirement

NO

YES

No update requirement (data always up to date)

NO

YES

Easy access at anytime from anywhere

NO

YES

Easy handling

NO

YES

Easy collaborative work with data always synchronized

NO

YES

Multiplatform (Windows, Mac, iPad, Android etc.)

NO

YES

Security of data against loss, theft, fire, etc.

NO

YES

Modernity, scalability, extensibility and benefits from digital developments

NO

YES

Cheaper equipment and maintenance

NO

YES

Archiving solution upon retirement

NO

YES

Independence from the speed of the internet connection

YES

NO

Operation without internet

PARTIALLY

NO

Foreseeable radical change of the medical activity thanks to new technologies

Complexity of the human being


(socio-psycho-biological dimension)

Massive increase in medical knowledge

Need for holistic medical care


(aging multiple pathologies)

Networking

(in a user friendly and secure way)

+

Access to the medical knowledge

(in a targeted, easy and immediate manner)

web-based
technologies

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Characteristics of the emed® Program2.5

Technology

Internet

Open source

no local installation, updates nor back-ups, easy access anytime and anywhere, security, works on smartphones and tablets, automatic benefits from internet developments

Architecture

Software organized as multiple integrated editions in a unified architecture (ed. Doctor, Nurse, Hospital)

this unified architecture enables the creation of mini networks centered on the referring doctor’s file with an easy and selective sharing among the various providers in charge of the patient

Software Characteristics

Business Process

Elaborate medical process based on intuitive logic

the software goes into details about the medical business process and facilitates the care of patients with multiple pathologies

 

Easy entry concept for medical data

thanks to a maximum structuring of medical content, the use of pre-registered and self-learning data, diverse functionalities and the possibility to write and draw on the screen.

 

Modelling concept according to medical activity or specialty

work in themes, constitution of models in pre-registered data to optimize the business process, use of a structured free text to facilitate taking notes on the fly

 

Individual customization of the program including medical content

according to medical activity and specialty

 

Program adaptable to habits and work of the doctor

to allow for a progressive transition from the paper medical record to the electronic one in accordance with the level of competence in typewriting (concept of transition from paper record to electronic one)

Business Process (continued)

Aid tools for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

integration of a structured differential diagnosis in the data base, automatic integration of individual diagnostic and therapeutic diagrams to optimize the care process, creation of a data directory useful to the practice, and possibility of using official guidelines completely integrated in the business process

 

Analysis of drug interactions

integrated drug database

 

Medical notes customizable by each doctor

the program is an integrative solution (the doctor can gather everything he needs for his medical practice in the program)

 

Effortless creation of medical reports

the structuring of medical content is an indispensable preliminary step to this functionnality, it greatly facilitates network working and healthcare coordination

 

Preventive medicine module

concept dedicated to health checks and to preventive medecine related to aging, integrating an educational aspect for the patient. Medecine of the future will be preventive, personalized, predictive and participatory (empowerment of the patient).

Medical data

Structured medical content

better management, exchange and sharing; analysis and scalability of data, selective confidentiality

 

Archiving concept for current patient paper records with rapid access to information

 

 

Possibility of making notes completely confidential

 

Human-machine interaction

User-friendly ergonomics recognized by users

 

 

Touch screen functions offered but not mandatory

 

 

Local back-up solution

as protection in case of a connection failure, but in fact not necessary as the record is accessible with 3 or 4G.

 

Multilingual program ( French, English, German and Italian)

translation of medical content introduced by the doctor, in an automatic and completely reliable way (thanks to the structuring of medical content)

Interfaces

Unified architecture with various integrated editions (Doctor, Nurse, Hospital)

this architecture enables work as an efficient and user-friendly network, based on a shared medical record with selective and confidential access for the various participants upon the patient’s decision

 

HL7 interface with laboratories

electronic transmission of lab data

 

Scanning and archiving program orientated towards profession

easy integration of any document into the program with ‘push’ function

 

Integrated messaging system (internal and external)

 

 

Integration of internet links (favorites)

 

Administrative Process

Efficient and secure administrative process for medical assistants

enabling an improvement in productivity by 50% and avoiding invoice oversight

 

Elaborate "history" function

Any action on the program is recorded and easily accessible

 

Easy introduction to medical services

 

 

Integrated agenda with diverse functionalities

With possibilities to synchronize onto mobile phones

 

A business oriented task manager

 

 

Reminders

 

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2. Solutions / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Technology 2.6

The emed® software relies entirely on open source technologies

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ZEND

DOJO

LAMP
Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP

JavaScript

Web browser
(computers not needed)

100% standards open source

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2. Solutions / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Pricing 2.7

  • Our pricing concept is based on the SaaS model (Software as a Service) corresponding to a pay per use.
  • This pricing cancels itself out for the referring doctor in case of purchase by the patient of the Patient Service.
  • Additional information is available upon request.

 

Contact us by mail at info@emedswiss.ch
Or by telephone +41 26 508 70 01

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2. Solutions / 2.8 Future Projects

The Global Project of emedswiss 2.8.1

To realize the medicine of the future on the basis of the emed® program

Health

Patient

Sickness

Lifecheck®

Personalized medicine concept with preventive, predictive and participatory dimension, using the functionalities of emed®.

 

System bringing together data linked to optimal health and longevity
=
Future of medicine

emed®

Electronic medical record using internet technologies, based on structured medical data.

 

System that brings together data relating to patient

Docmed / eDiag

Medical documentation and expert system offering a systematic, differential diagnosis.

 

System based on data and knowledge related to the sickness applied on emed® data

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2. Solutions / 2.8 Future Projects

Docmed Project / eDiag 2.8.2

To help the doctor in the diagnostic and therapeutic process thanks to an access to a targeted and contextual medical knowledgebase during the consultation.

The FMH expert doctors write medical articles on a structured canvas with the finest granularity possible

Non organized medical knowledgebase

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Medical knowledge database finely structured and opened to health professionals

Docmed

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Access to a structured medical knowledgebase for health professionals

Expert system based on a systematized differential diagnostic enabling the integration of medical knowledgebase in the emed® program in order to use it in a contextual way during the consultation

eDiag

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emed® Program

emed®

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Continuing education for doctors as they work

Access to structured medical knowledgebase during the consultation in a contextual way

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Improvement of medical care delivery

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3. Produits / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Doctor Edition 3.1

Advantages of emed Products

emed® is a multidimensional online electronic medical record

Created with the latest internet technologies, the program doesn’t require any local installation, updates nor back-ups. It is accessible anywhere and at anytime via a web browser, it functions on smartphones and tablets, and has a unified, easily configurable architecture that integrates various editions for every specialty

It has both the advantages and the user-friendly nature of a paper medical record, minus all its numerous disadvantages

It has user-friendly ergonomicsand integrates an elaborate medical business process to automatically create structured and digitalized medical content while always keeping the possibility of adding some free text

The integrated diagnostic and therapeutic tools greatly facilitate the patient’s care delivery. In addition, the program enables making the most of internet potential in terms of the sharing of information and the access to knowledge

It offers the possibility of creating integrated healthcare networks for coordinated medical care delivery, without additional administrative costs

It enables the creation of a paperless environment thanks to its business oriented integrated scanning and archiving program, for an optimal management of daily documents and an easy transition from paper record to digital record

The program is multilingual (French, German, Italian and English) and includes fully reliable translations of medical content thanks to the structuring of medical content

Administrative activity is greatly facilitated thanks to a sophisticated agenda, business oriented invoicing and various other functions

It is finally a real integrative solution in medicine, where the fragmentation of knowledge and specialization render global responsibility over the patient more and more difficult

Specific Advantages

Program configuration

  • Choice of « design » and language (French, German, Italian and English)
  • Easy configuration through the modeling of medical activity according to specialty

Reading

  • Easy reading thanks to various display modes and a multi-window display
  • Easy research thanks to the structuring of data
  • Overview thanks to a synoptic table in the Summary of the day section

Data introduction

  • Free typed text by keyboard always possible
  • Free typed text by keyboard always possible Easy to take notes without rewriting thanks to multiple functionalities (use of pre-registered data for most fields with various widgets if needed, writing on the screen with or without autocorrect, structured free text, thematic approach, vocal recognition, writing on paper with automatic scanning)
  • Use of structured data for status
  • Possibility of introducing confidential notes and anticipated directives
  • Easy taking of photos with a smartphone

The setting of medical problems and medical care

  • Various aids and displays to facilitate the setting of problems
  • Possibility of introducing data that will stay linked to the relevant problems
  • Easy set-up of saved care directives to be used as models in order to avoid rewriting

Drafting reports

  • Easy to draft reports by simple clicks thanks to the architecture of the system and the use of structured data with the option of automatic sending thanks to an integrated email

Communication

  • Internal messaging for collaborators working in the same structure
  • Integrated external messaging allowing to join files or other documents

Documentation

  • Creation of an environment without paper
  • Business orientated scanning solution for daily management of documents
  • Use of HL7 protocol for reception of lab exams
  • Introduction of documents into emed® thanks to an integrated email
  • Easy transition from the paper record to the digital record via our partner Everial (batch scanning of active files and « scanning on demand » for the other files as and when needed)

Mobility

  • Created with the latest internet technologies, the program does not require any local installation, updates nor back-ups. It is accessible anywhere and at anytime through an internet browser, functions on smartphones and tablets
  • Such mobility is necessary for the patient’s home visits and for any activity at the hospital

emed® Network

  • Thanks to the unique architecture of emed®, it is possible to work within an efficient and user friendly network
  • The emed® network is centered on the patient thanks to the electronic record of the referring physician. All healthcare providers in charge of the same patient can selectively and confidentially share medical information according to the patient’s approval to ensure optimal care coordination

Global and Integrative Solution & Management of Medical Knowledge

  • Possibility to create integrated internet links as favorites
  • Introduction of medical notes in note form or in various document formats (Word, Excel, PDF)
  • The emed® program covers all needs of the medical practice thanks to key partners like HIN, Ofac, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Everial
  • Access to a constantly updated drug database
  • Use of an integrated expert system for the use of differential and systematized diagnostics and access to contextual medical knowledge (project being developed)

Module for health check-ups and preventive medicine

  • Possibility to configure and customize the program for health check-ups and preventive medicine

Organization of activity within the medical office

  • Management of appointments is greatly facilitated thanks to a sophisticated agenda
  • Access to a business oriented task manager
  • Use of reminders

Administration

  • Any action is recorded to the History section
  • The recording of services is easy thanks to the possibility of making automatic chaining
  • The assistants edit an invoicing journal every day to produce invoices
  • The introduction of a service alerts the assistant in a retroactive manner

Pay per use

  • The payment is based on the SaaS model (Software as a Service). It can become free for the referring or treating physician in case of the patient’s purchase of the Patient Service (access to the file by the patient for a year, see Patient Edition)

Archiving solution in line with legal requirements without extra costs at the time of retirement

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3. Products / emed® lets nurses take care of medicine

Nurse Edition 3.2

Advantages of emed® Products

emed® is a multidimensional online electronic medical record

Created with the latest internet technologies, the program doesn’t require any local installation, updates nor back-ups. It is accessible anywhere and at anytime via a web browser, it functions on smartphones and tablets, and has a unified, easily configurable architecture that integrates various editions for every specialty

It has both the advantages and the user-friendly nature of a paper medical record, minus all its numerous disadvantages

It has user-friendly ergonomicsand integrates an elaborate medical business process to automatically create structured and digitalized medical content while always keeping the possibility of adding some free text

The integrated diagnostic and therapeutic tools greatly facilitate the patient’s care delivery. In addition, the program enables making the most of internet potential in terms of the sharing of information and the access to knowledge

It offers the possibility of creating integrated healthcare networks for coordinated medical care delivery, without additional administrative costs

It enables the creation of a paperless environment thanks to its business oriented integrated scanning and archiving program, for an optimal management of daily documents and an easy transition from paper record to digital record

The program is multilingual (French, German, Italian and English) and includes fully reliable translations of medical content thanks to the structuring of medical content

Administrative activity is greatly facilitated thanks to a sophisticated agenda, business oriented invoicing and various other functions

It is finally a real integrative solution in medicine, where the fragmentation of knowledge and specialization render global responsibility over the patient more and more difficult

Specific advantages

See Doctor Edition: thanks to a unified architecture, all editions will automatically benefit from all existing functions and future developments of the program

The program respects each detail of the nurse business process by making available functionalities adapted to ensure an uninterrupted operational flow, a necessary condition for the optimal productivity of nursing care

The reading of data is facilitated thanks to various display functionnalities and the structuring of information

The emed® program is designed to easily integrate specific therapeutic directives in order to guide the nurses for more complex care

The system enhances the role and work of the nurse thanks to a better sharing of medical information = higher work satisfaction, less stress = less absenteeism

The program alllows for a better integration of the nurse in the care process thanks to a direct communication and a selective sharing of information with the doctor

There is no break in the work process between the administration and the nurse on the ground thanks to the easy tactile recording system of data, the access to data in real time by all authorized providers and internal integrated messaging

An improved productivity is ensured on the administrative front thanks to various administrative functionnalities and a sophisticated business oriented agenda allowing for an easier and optimal commitment from the nursing staff

The system is based on pay per use

The emed® program allows for the mobilization of the environment involved in the nursing care process thanks to the Patient Service

Project supported by the Swiss medical community

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Hospital Edition 3.3

Advantages of emed® Products

emed® is a multidimensional online electronic medical record

Created with the latest internet technologies, the program doesn’t require any local installation, updates nor back-ups. It is accessible anywhere and at anytime via a web browser, it functions on smartphones and tablets, and has a unified, easily configurable architecture that integrates various editions for every specialty

It has both the advantages and the user-friendly nature of a paper medical record, minus all its numerous disadvantages

It has user-friendly ergonomicsand integrates an elaborate medical business process to automatically create structured and digitalized medical content while always keeping the possibility of adding some free text

The integrated diagnostic and therapeutic tools greatly facilitate the patient’s care delivery. In addition, the program enables making the most of internet potential in terms of the sharing of information and the access to knowledge

It offers the possibility of creating integrated healthcare networks for coordinated medical care delivery, without additional administrative costs

It enables the creation of a paperless environment thanks to its business oriented integrated scanning and archiving program, for an optimal management of daily documents and an easy transition from paper record to digital record

The program is multilingual (French, German, Italian and English) and includes fully reliable translations of medical content thanks to the structuring of medical content

Administrative activity is greatly facilitated thanks to a sophisticated agenda, business oriented invoicing and various other functions

It is finally a real integrative solution in medicine, where the fragmentation of knowledge and specialization render global responsibility over the patient more and more difficult

Specific Advantages

See Doctor Edition and Nurse Edition: thanks to a unified architecture, all editions automatically benefit from all existing functions and future developments of the program

Creation of a unique network

  • The hospital and ambulatory settings are integrated in order to ensure optimal care coordination
  • All group establishments are integrated into the same digital structure enabling optimal management

Creation of a medical community based on the sharing of medical information

This organization allows for a better quality of care and a higher staff and doctors’ satisfaction

Creation of health check-up and preventive medical practice fully customized according to preferences with a VIP service

Competition advantage: Innovative project that conforms to the eHealth directives

Strong possible adherence from doctors and nurses to the electronic record.

Thanks to the intuitive logic of the system and to the respect for each detail of the business process (bottom-up development), experience has shown the strong adherence of the users to the project

Digitizing of hospital activity in multiple steps:

  • Archiving service (storing of patients files with individual digitizing of the files on demand (« scanning on demand » of Everial)
  • Use of emed® for archiving and digitizing of patient files after their exit
  • Use of emed® for the integration of important medical data (diagnostics, therapeutic plan, additional exams), the drafting of reports and for communication through integrated internal and external messaging
  • Use of emed® for the doctor’s medical practice in hospitals
  • Use of emed® for nursing practice

Multilingual system

The program allows for a totally reliable translation of medical content thanks to the structuring of data: very useful for foreign clients

Tailor-made configuration

Thanks to the architecture of the emed® program, tailor-made configuration and customization are easy

Increase in productivity

Thanks to multiple functionalities avoiding a break in the flow of operational process, an increase of productivity is guaranteed at various levels

Pay per use

Extra revenue for the hospital can come from the Patient Service

Swiss project supported by the medical community with a local team

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Edition patient 3.4

Develops patient "empowerment" thanks to the record's access, called Patient Service.

The Patient service allows the patients and other service providers to have an easy, selective and confidential access to a subset of the medical record defined by the patient and the referring physician.

This access to the record by the patient improves the medical follow-up of different care providers and promotes preventive medicine. It is part of the "empowerment" concept, where the patient is an active participant in the care process, as increasingly desired by the population.

 

Structured medical data

  • Data structuring is a necessary step to achieve optimal data management and maximum efficiency of the medical activity.
  • Consequently, an increase in data is not a limiting factor when the data is structured.
  • Data is hosted by our partner ofac, who is certified in terms of data security.

 

emed® accomplishes the main objectives of the eHealth project in Switzerland

  • Patient Service allows not only for access to the record by the patient as was mentioned earlier, but also allows for the realization of emed® Network centered on the patient. This is a key element to achieve an increase in the health care system efficiency.
  • emed® Network enhances the role of the reference treating physician since she/he is in-charge of the electronic patient record (EPR) management.
  • The easy sharing of selective and up to date medical data is the key for an efficient networking. Such sharing is increasingly necessary when facing an aging population and often frequent situations of multi-morbidity.

A) emed® Model

Electronic Patient Records (EPR) = Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

NB: only important data of EMR

  • Data always up to date
  • No additional work for the doctor
  • Selective sharing

B) Classical Model

Electronic Patient Records (EPR) segregated from Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Data transmission
=
administrative work

  • Data never up to date
  • Additional administrative work for the doctor (= loss of productivity = extra cost)
  • Non-selective sharing (the progressive increase of unstructured data make the system less and less useful to the physician and patient)

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Scanning & Archiving Solution via Everial 3.5

Transition from paper
record to electronic record

  • Bloc solution: it consists in the scanning of all active paper medical records in their totality or in parts (handwritten notes and recent documents) via our partner Everial and in integrating them automatically within the emed® program.
  • Progressive solution (« scanning on demand »): this solution consists of scanning and integrating paper records into emed® (brought and stored beforehand with Everial) on demand by a simple click in the program and when needed.

Daily scanning of
documents

  • The emed® scanning solution has a single interface for all the electronic management of documents. It easily enables the establishment of an environment without paper thanks to a « push » function and to the respect in the smallest details of the operational process of the medical practice.

Archiving of records
upon retirement

  • emed® Solution: automatic archiving solution in line with legal requirements and without any additional costs upon retirement thanks to the use of the emed® program.
  • Paper records: storage of paper records via our partner Everial.
Sorting out of documents at the office

Active Paper
Records

Inactive Paper
Records

 

Transport of documents from the office to Everial

Transport

 

Batch scanning of active records in their totality or in parts (handwritten notes and recent documents)

Everial

Scanning

Storing

Filing and storing
of inactive records
Direct Integration of scanned records into emed®

Scanning on demand

Scanning of records on demand by a simple click in emed®, when needed, with direct integration of the scanned record in the « Archives » section of emed®

NB : the price of scanning can eventually be billed to the patient

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4. Corporation / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

To Summarize 4.1

The Project

After over 8 years of development financed privately, the emedswiss corporation, whose registered seat is in Fribourg, started commercializing the emed® online electronic medical record in Switzerland, in partnership with the corporations HIN, Abacus, Ofac, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Everial.

 

For this commercialization at the Swiss level, emedswiss has finalized a fundraising with multiple investors : Swiss doctors, private investors and the canton of Fribourg (through "Capital Risque Fribourg").

 

The entire initiative of the project is based on a « bottom up » approach conceived from the medical consultation – the interaction between the patient and the doctor representing the starting point of the entire care process and future health costs in order to increase productivity within the office and the quality of medical care which should imperatively go through a structuring of medical data and the systematization of the business process similarly to what has been done in other professions.

 

 

The differentiation – a trump card

The emed® program clearly distinguishes itself from existing programs by :

 

  • the use of web technologies
  • a unified architecture organized in the form of multiple integrated editions (Doctor, Nurse, Patient, Hospital)
  • a maximal structuring of medical data and an elaborate business process, allowing for the integration of diagnostic and therapeutic tools
  • an access to contextual medical knowledge and allowing to work within a network in an efficient and user friendly way.

 

This program features a simple and functional interface without constraint and with a productivity increase both for the doctor and the nurse.

 

 

The reform of the Health System & the eHealth project

The reform of the Swiss healthcare system must imperatively go through an intelligent digitizing of the care process, conforming to the eHealth strategy. All of this in a « bottom up » approach (and not « top down » which is essentially doomed to failure) in which doctors should be completely mobilized. In order to raise their awareness to this project, it is therefore crucial to propose a simple and efficient computerized tool which significantly increases their productivity instead of diminishing it as it is the case with the tools they have experienced up to now..

 

It is worth knowing that the starting point of any eHealth project consists in creating medical data and in structuring them in an easy way at the time of the medical consultation. An efficient coordination of healthcare is more and more necessary because of the increasing multi-morbidity in an aging population and cannot be conceived without a prior structuring of medical data as a necessary step for direct, quick and confidential sharing between healthcare providers.

 

 

Selective and confidential sharing of medical data

The emed® program increases the value of the primary care doctor's role by creating mini networks centered on the treating generalist's shared electronic medical record or the internist's one around which will be integrated all the files of the specialists in charge of the patient in question.

 

The sharing of medical data amongst different doctors in charge of the same patient is done in a selective and confidential manner on the basis of the patient's authorization. In the emed® system, the patient also has access to important data in his file with the aim of empowering the patient and of establishing an optimal coordination of care.

 

 

Nurse Edition & custom development

Note that the Nurse Edition (in French and German), which corresponds to the electronic record for ambulatory nursing care, integrated in the doctor's file, has just been produced. This solution is currently the only one on the market to join the patient, nurse and doctor in a single medical record allowing for an optimal coordination of care.

 

Thanks to our analysis, to our developments carried out since 2006 and to an advanced and modular architecture, we are in a position to rapidly create a specific edition for any activity in the medical sector.

 

 

Project of the Swiss Medical Community

Considering the number of doctors from all over Switzerland involved in the innovative and ambitious emed® project, it can be seen as a major digital project of the Swiss medical community.

 

 

We want to mobilize a maximum number of doctors for this project which deserves the medical community's support, as it works in the interest of doctors and patients for a highly-performing health system.

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4. The Company / we connect people for better health care

The Company 4.2

  • emedSwiss SA is a société anonyme ( joint-stock company) founded in May 2013 under the Swiss Law
  • Its registered seat is in Fribourg, Switzerland
  • emedSwiss SA owns the intellectual property of the emed® Software
    (developed by IMEA Medical Technologies SA in Coppet)
  • Majority shareholder: Swiss doctors
  • Objective : to commercialize and exploit the emed® program in Switzerland, and then internationally

With the official support of the canton of Fribourg

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4. Society / The Team 4.3

Dr. med. Lubos Tkatch

Georges Haddad

Dr. Jean-Luc Schubiger

Guennadi Klioutchnikov

Andrey Sitnov

Ralph Rechsteiner

Christian Roux

Dr. Lubos Tkatch, President and the visionary behind the emed-project. He brings a deep medical knowledge to develop a service fitting the needs of physicians and acts in the company as the visionary. As a general practitioner and internist, practicing for more than 20 years and owner of a medical practice with a 10-person staff, he is confronted daily by the administrative and challenges of the healthcare system. When he moved his practice in 2005, he took the opportunity to digitize all his patient records. Passionate about the structuring of the medical diagnostics process, he started working on the improvement of the quality and efficiency of the daily work of physicians, in the beginning for his own needs only. Today, to improve professional life of all his colleagues.

Georges Haddad is emedSwiss’s CEO. He has over 20 years of experience in international Corporate Finance, Accounting and Auditing. Previously, he held executive positions at SunGard, RJ Reynolds, KPMG and Arthur Andersen. Georges Haddad graduated as Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Université de Lausanne – HEC and he also is a licensed CPA in the US and Switzerland.

Jean-Luc Schubiger is the commercial director of emedSwiss SA. He holds a master in sciences and a PhD in molecular biology of the university of Lausanne and has a long professional background of the pharmaceutical industry. He worked 17 years for Roche in the cardiovascular field and in the marketing and sales of OTC brands like Supradyn® or Bepanthen®. He also acquired a lot of practical experience in the IT field as especially on CRM and ERP systems and introduced a CRM with an interface to SAP at Melisana AG. He speaks French and German as mother tongue, Italian and English fluently. He joined emedSwiss SA mid-July and is in charge to develop the strategy and communication to insure market penetration of emed® as an eHealth platform in Switzerland and later on abroad.

Guennadi Klioutchnikov is a software architect with extensive theoretical knowledge and practical experience. He has an established record in technical leadership roles. He has more than 20 years of experience developing software products in settings from research centres and start-ups to big multinationals and international organizations. Mr. Klioutchnikov is a graduate of the Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Institute for High Energy Physics, Moscow.

Andrey Sitnov is emedSwiss Proncipal Software Engineer with many year experience in database Architecture, Analysis and Development including security and authentication issues for international, governmental and commercial structures (Sicpa SA, EBI at Cambridge, OSCE, etc.). Design and development databases for Massachusetts Department of Revenue (USA), California State Board of Equalization (USA), Turkey's Board of Revenue, etc. Contributed to international projects with expertise of the data protection concept, from evaluation to implementation, membership in the number of international expert groups (OSCE Communication Group, Configuration Control Board, Project Management Team). He graduated as Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Spacecraft Design) from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia.

Ralph Rechsteiner is responsible for the Spitex Edition. He brings more than 20 years' international experience in pharmaceutical business and marketing in Europe and Latin America. He held General Manager and Regional Manager positions and developed new markets for companies such as Roche, Mepha, CSL Behring and Merck. He has a strong international marketing and business development background and is fluent in five languages, with an initial education from HSG St. Gallen.

Christian Roux is Channel Manager of emedSwiss and co-founder for emed Spitex products distribution. He has more than 25 years' experience at Xerox where he implemented channel distribution in Switzerland; he has a strong background in market development and managing sales forces. Graduated in economics (Management section) from University of Grenoble (France) completed by a degree in marketing and sales from Xerox Sales School in London.

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4. Society / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Our Partners 4.4

A global and integrative solution with key partners

 

  • In order to cover all the medical practice needs and achieve the goals of the eHealth project, emedsSwiss SA has entered into a close partnership with well known corporations such as HIN, Abacus, Ofac, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Everial.
  • This unique partnership enables emedSwiss SA to offer an integrated global digital solutionthat optimizes the daily practice of Swiss doctors from the medical and administrative angle.
  • This integrative dimension plays an important role in increasing productivity for doctors particularly by avoiding a disruption in the work flow.

 

 

With the official sponsorship of the Canton of Fribourg

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  • Management of doctors’ identity
  • Secure email communication
  • Hot Line
  • Commercial co-promotion
abacus
  • Invoicing system
  • Enterprise Resource Planning software
  • Strategic partner
  • Core investor
ofac
  • Hosting (ISO 27001, GoodPriv@cy, OCPD)
  • Management of patients’ identity (Cover Card and MPI)
  • Drug database
  • Electronic prescription
  • Strategic partner
pwc
  • Accounting, tax, payroll and legal services
  • IT and management partner
  • Co-promotion sales
  • Strategic partner

5. Contact / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Adress 5.1

emedSwiss SA

P.O. box 235
Passage du Cardinal 1
1705 Fribourg
T +41 26 508 70 01

lubos.tkatch@emedswiss.ch
info@emedswiss.ch

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5. Contact / emed® lets doctors take care of medicine

Becoming a Partner 5.2

  • Considering the number of Swiss doctors involved in the innovative and ambitious emed® project, it can be seen as a major ICT project for the Swiss medical community.
  • The Board's goal is to continue to mobilizing a maximum number of doctors for this project which deserves the medical community’s support as it acts in the interest of the doctors and the patients for a highly-performing health system.
  • In the end, it would be possible to create a real medical community based on the sharing of knowledge provided that all doctors get involved in the project.
  • Swiss doctors can become shareholders by acquiring the Company's shares at a preferential price, which also give them the right to benefit of a program use fees discount.
  • For more information, you can Kindly contact Dr L. Tkatch by email at lubos.tkatch@emedswiss.ch

emed®, simply the future of medicine