Blurb from the author: I don't have lifelong ailments that I should always be on the lookout for, but I definitely know a handful of people who do this. When times are bad and you are forced to be taken to an emergency room or urgently to the nearest clinic, it is a problem to start over and fill out form by form to assess your health.
If it doesn't fill out many forms, it will sit down with the nearest available nurse and explain your condition again from A to Z.
While ideal, not everyone has the luxury of going to the same hospital or clinic every time – which can make data collection an extremely time-consuming and stressful process.
This is where REMEDi comes in.
REMEDi is a cloud-based system that offers both patients and their respective healthcare professionals a completely paperless way to store medical data.
A better way too
Keep everyone up to date
The REMEDi team was all founded
the way back in 2012, focusing on solving 3 main problems.
- Enable more patients to access their own data.
- Give more medical staff a holistic view of patients through an easy-to-understand electronic medical record (EMR) system, regardless of where the patient is being treated.
- Allow healthcare providers such as employers, insurance agencies, etc. to get a more transparent breakdown of healthcare costs.
We have with Khairul Faizi Khalid, who founded the platform and is currently serving as a medical advisor.
"We want to position ourselves as
important pioneer for bridging the challenges of bridging private and public
Healthcare sector, ”he said.
Dr. Khairul shown on the far left / Photo credit: REMEDi
Your EMR can be used to display patients' blood pressure, pulse rate, sugar levels, drug allergies, and more. All of this is also made available to patients when they log in with their access.
I could not access it because you first have to be registered in a REMEDi-enabled clinic. However, these are screenshots from the App Store / Image Credit: REMEDi
And don't worry, that's all
secured with AES 256-bit military-grade encryption.
"No other party can access medical records except the patient and only the attending physician," continued Dr. Khairul away.
Inexpensive tracking is the right way
Hospitals, clinics and general practitioners can use REMEDi's Clinic Management System (CMS) for only a flat rate of 50 RM / month.
When asked how they managed to keep their platform access so affordable, Dr. Khairul that there are several ways to do this.
“We built the platform from scratch without paying third party license fees. This alone will be cost effective for our end users to adopt and implement. "
He also explained how this could save employers valuable costs.
This is done via REMEDi occupational safety systems (OSH), which employers can use (of course in accordance with data protection regulations) to access the aggregated health and wellness data of their employees.
Dr. Khairul and the REMEDi team in a pitching session / photo credit: REMEDi
This data includes the total BMI of employees, the number of man days lost, and other parameters that would help companies better understand their employees.
"This will ultimately save a lot of money by reallocating resources from the treatment costs of employees who are patients to prevent employees from becoming one," continued Dr. Khairul away.
This "prevention is better than cure" approach was also adopted by another actor, Naluri, who takes into account the mental, physical, and emotional state of the employees who are to be monitored by their respective corporate organizations.
Please note that the occupational safety system and other REMEDi systems, such as B. the patient-doctor experience are separate products. Therefore, employers cannot see sensitive, private information about the latter.
"The REMEDi occupational health and safety system is a system that was developed to manage medical operations on board oil rigs. However, it is also applicable and flexible to be used in other industries that depend to a large extent on compliance with occupational health and safety regulations for their employees "said Dr. Khairul.
"Employers can monitor health and safety incidents on their offshore platforms but cannot access individual patient data."
See through the promise of systematized healthcare
What they are doing is also in line with initiatives the Malaysian government wanted to introduce in mid-2020. One of them is the decision to implement an EMR structure to systematize the collection of patient data using 5G technology.
REMEDi dashboard explained to former Malaysian Minister of Health Datuk Seri Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad / Photo credit: REMEDi
Although REMEDi is not an organization that is directly part of the effort, Dr. Khairul that her focus remains on practitioners in the private sector.
"We are currently rolling out our REMEDi CMS solutions in the private sector, more precisely in clinics for general practitioners."
"Since the EMR was created to ensure that data flows with patients, we hope that REMEDi's platform will one day be rolled out nationwide with MOH," he added.
Their platforms are currently being used to enable outreach programs in Stampin, Ijok, Bukit Cherakah and Semporna.
REMEDi's briefing to some nurses / Photo credit: REMEDi
According to Dr. Khairul is also the first time that such a program has been used to track such analyzes.
REMEDi recently launched the COVID-19 pandemic, a short self-assessment form that helps Malaysians evaluate themselves.
"We see and know that there is a major bottleneck in our state healthcare facilities. So self-assessment means helping patients with triage themselves, but most of all, raising public awareness," commented Ikmal, her co-founder.
REMEDi also told us that if things go in the right direction, we will soon see how their systems are implemented in more government clinics.
Bottom line: Summarizing data in a centralized system may sound daunting for those who prefer to keep their private medical records on pen and paper, but I see this implementation as inevitable. There are more than a dozen industries that rely on data to streamline their work, and at least this is a system that places its responsibility on its users to keep track of and keep track of aspects of their health at all times.
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Selected image source: REMEDi