Medixine’s all-in-one virtual care platform was selected as the telehealth solution in Pihlajalinna’s rehabilitation program for diabetic patients.
One of Finland’s leading private providers of social and healthcare services, Pihlajalinna, will start using Medixine’s virtual care platform in their new diabetes rehabilitation programme this summer. The programme is provided by Kuusiolinna Health Ltd, which is a joint venture of Pihlajalinna and four municipalities in Southern Ostrobothnia.
Our courses combine institutional and remote rehabilitation. The aim is to provide diabetic patients with support for their life situations and information as well as concrete instructions for coping in everyday life. In addition, the goal is that the patient would have the resources and capabilities to participate in various activities in their living environment and society”.Riitta Paalanen, Service Manager at Kuusiolinna Health
One of the courses is aimed at clients with type 1 diabetes, the other at clients with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. The courses include three days at the Rehabilitation Center in Otsonlinna and an eight-week remote rehabilitation period. Rehabilitation is carried out by a multi-professional working group, which includes e.g. diabetes doctor, diabetes nurse, physiotherapist, nutritionist, and psychologist.
“The remote care technology gives a holistic view of the patient’s treatment. It enables patients to receive individual care while maintaining an overall view of the group’s wellbeing during the rehabilitation period,” Paalanen says.
Remote care boosts individualism in care paths
Medixine’s telehealth platform is utilized during the program’s remote rehabilitation period. The platform’s tools for secure communication, chat, and high-quality video connection enable the patient to choose not only the place and time for the program but also the priority area.
We expect a lot from future cooperation with Pihlajalinna. The role of technology and telehealth has grown throughout the healthcare sector during the Covid-19 pandemic. Healthcare operators seem to be now at a stage where they want to consolidate the new operating models and create sustainable partnerships”.Lasse Rousi, CEO of Medixine
Rousi believes that telehealth and virtual care have a lot to offer particularly in rehabilitation.
“High-quality and secure remote connections can reduce both the need to travel and unnecessary contacts. Virtual care technologies also make it possible to implement treatment individually. The focus on the patient’s role in recovery and wellbeing is a growing trend worldwide. We provide modern tools to support this”, he says.
Riitta Paalanen from Kuusiolinna Health is satisfied with how well the cooperation with Medixine has begun.
“In the beginning, things are always new and challenging, but Medixine has answered all of our questions comprehensively and professionally.”
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