First of all, a brief announcement: The first Roundtable in 2023 will take place on February 23 (6:00 - 8:30 p.m.). If you are interested in participating, we would very much appreciate your registration! Registration is possible here.
The Patient Monitoring Roundtable (PMRT) on December 13, 2022 was the eighth and last event in 2022. The participants discussed the concept of a TeleCare Hotel. The idea is to provide short-term accommodation for patients in a pleasant environment away from the hospital before and/or after minor surgical procedures, including telemedical care. The patient hotels, which have rarely been implemented in Germany to date, enable outpatient care in cases where close post-operative care in the hospital is not necessary and offer the potential to massively relieve clinics. The aim of the roundtable was therefore to discuss the concept and to gather input and engage potential partners in the light of upcoming project applications.
After a short review of the past roundtables over the course of the year and an introduction to the topic, we started with a World Café. The participants worked out relevant aspects, potential problems and possible solutions to the following aspects regarding the TeleCare Hotel: Logistics and infrastructure, regulatory and economic aspects, clinical aspects, as well as data and IT.
In the first dimension, logistics and infrastructure, the personnel required for TeleCare Hotels was discussed in detail. An interdisciplinary team is required - from doctors and nurses for (tele)medical care to patient management and an IT team. The provision of premises also raised many questions: Where exactly should the hotels be located? And do cooperations with "real" hotels make sense? In addition, the difficulties in creating the necessary platform for a smooth exchange of data were discussed.
In the "regulations and economy" section, there were discussions about the legal form of operating such a hotel, but also about the contractual cooperation of various entities. In these open questions, a cross-sectoral design of the system and continuous care for the patients must always be considered and ensured.
The clinical aspects focused primarily on ensuring patient safety and comfort. This requires sensible exclusion criteria, good documentation and the involvement of all relevant medical disciplines. In addition, emergency care and the establishment of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) are necessary.
In the last dimension, data and IT, the collection and transmission of data raised many questions: How often should which parameters be collected? In which way is the fast transmission ensured? Who is responsible for evaluating the data and where is it done? The required data security sheds light on the use of open source or blockchain. In the view of many participants, (lack of) regulations represent a blockade in all of these points.
Because it was the last roundtable of the year, all participants concluded the roundtable in a relaxed atmosphere. Over gingerbread, cookies and tangerines, the exciting debates from the discussion were continued and the roundtables of 2022 were looked back on. The participants also exchanged ideas and suggestions for 2023 and many other exciting events with enthusiasm.
On this occasion, we would like to thank all of you who we had the pleasure of welcoming to one (or even more) of our roundtables! Without such a diverse, committed and competent field of participants, the Patient Monitoring Roundtable would not be what it is now. We are always happy about the largely positive feedback and are already working with great motivation on new concepts to make the Patient Monitoring Roundtable even better!
On that note: The next roundtable will take place on February 23, 2023 (6:00 - 8:30 p.m.) in presence. We will inform you about the topic of the event in due time. If you are interested in participating, we would be very pleased to receive your registration!
Registration is possible here! (for organizational reasons we ask for a new registration even if you have participated before).
The Patient Monitoring Roundtable is organized by Hacking Health Berlin and INCH e.V. (Initiative for Collaboration and Innovation in Healthcare e.V.) in cooperation with the Institute for Medical Informatics at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
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