Technology saves children’s lives

Project: Telemedicine solution for the Intensive Care Unit of the Marie Curie Hospital in Bucharest
Partner: Children’s Heart Association
Beneficiaries: Children admitted to the Marie Curie Hospital Intensive Care Unit
Location: Bucharest
Year of launch: 2013
Budget: 2.454.868 lei

Purpose of the project:

Monitoring the babies in the new-born intensive care unit of the Marie Curie Hospital in Bucharest

Problem:

Quick communication among doctors, in order to find the best treatments for newborns with medical problems in the department, with the vital possibility of remote adjustment of the treatment.

Solution:

Implement a telemedicine solution, designed to transmit video images and data, facilitating the monitoring of the patient’s vital signs and the remote access to medical data.

An informational infrastructure for the doctors in the intensive care department, enabling the remote visualization in detail of the patient with severe conditions.

Via this app, images can be magnified 12 times. Patients can be monitored wherever there is a 4G or 3G connection, at exceptional image quality, even by physicians from other countries. The application also provides a videoconferencing facility, which enables remote communication between doctors in the intensive newborn care unit and the doctors from outside the unit.

Results:

300 newborns monitored annually with the help of the telemedicine solution.
Quick adjustment of treatments, especially for critical patients.
Improved communication between doctors in the intensive care department and those at a distance (from the country or from abroad), thus obtaining faster and more effective solutions for the patients and access to real-time information.
Improved activity in the department by analyzing images stored over a period of several months.

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