Technology to improve medical care across large teams and among families and loved ones.
Healthcare delivery occurs in a team-based setting. During the course of treatment, patients often interact with a large number of providers, each potentially affiliated with a different organization. Care coordination is complicated; team roles span multiple organizations and locations, and current systems are not well-suited to manage a well-integrated, distributed workflow.
Although the focus of healthcare IT investment tends to be strongly biased towards physician-oriented electronic medical records systems, improvements in collaboration will require appropriate and well-integrated tools for all care team members. One of the root causes of systemic inefficiency in the healthcare delivery system is poor automation of workflow interactions between care team members.
Complex care doesn’t stop at the hospital door
Furthermore, the primary site of healthcare delivery has been moving away from the acute-care hospital to the home and outpatient clinics. Patient care processes and systems that have been developed for hospital-based care are not well-suited to these new settings; the focus of investment needs to shift towards systems designed specifically for these new care settings.
Dimagi is focused on a variety of initiatives to improve coordination and continuity of care among formal and informal care givers. Our flagship Care Coordination technology, ASHand is currently being developed and piloted to improve home-based cancer care coordination. Our Medication reminder system, ARemind, allow for real-time medication adherence monitoring and improved patients outcomes. Dimagi is constantly seeking innovate uses of technology to improve healthcare delivery through improved coordination.