A screenshot of the application for Hospicio La Paz.
Telecommunications provider Claro announced Wednesday it has been selected by medical solutions firm DgMed to provide mobile broadband services to assist medical staff convey health-related data for patients receiving hospice or home care.
The first entity to benefit from this technological link is Hospicio La Paz, whose staff will now be able to send the information on a real-time basis through tablets connected to Claro’s broadband network, company officials said.
“Health care continues to advance thanks to broadband technology, which removes obstacles and streamlines sharing patient information,” said Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, president of Claro.
“Today’s announcement is important because it confirms the progress of eHealth in Puerto Rico led by our visionary partner, DgMed. We appreciate the confidence placed in us by entrusting a project of such scope and vision, ” he said.
The convergence of healthcare and technology, in this case tablets, broadband and an app specially developed by DgMed, give the health professional a tool for immediate contact between patient, doctor and therapists. This development is critical to making important decisions regarding the care and treatment as well as the compilation of data for the electronic medical record.
“In DgMed we are committed to using the best technology available to provide high quality services to hospices and home care [facilities] in Puerto Rico. Creating an electronic medical record data application using iPads allows us to put in the hands of a professional all of the tools necessary to make a proper evaluation, in addition to allowing the practitioner to be aware of the recent changes that have occurred in the patient, to be able to provide an excellent service,” said Edwin Durán, CEO of DgMed.
Both companies also said the market for health professionals using technology and broadband as part of medical care will grow exponentially, given the immediacy this tool provides and in compliance with federal regulations on medical e-records.