Digitization of the healthcare system with Probatix
The Corona pandemic changed our world, our way of thinking, and our health care system. You
was not only a great challenge for our population, but also for our medicine.
The task was to research a new super virus, develop a vaccine for it, and develop our
Protect fellow human beings from infection. All this put a great strain on our
economy, our government, and our health care system, and inevitably laid out all the
Weaknesses in these areas open. In medicine, these included above all the high-threshold
diagnostics and the lack of communication between the individual instances. Therefore, in the
Year 2020 Probatix founded: To reduce the burden on the healthcare system, to create a healthier
population and to promote low-threshold diagnostics.
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Everything from the beginning: The vision of low-threshold diagnostics
Major testing began in Germany at the end of 2020. The first vaccines are on the market
available, people are fed up with the lock-down, life is supposed to take a step again towards the
Making normality. On the one hand, there are millions of citizens who are leaving their homes again, on
want to go to work and maintain their social contacts. On the other hand are
Thousands of at-risk patients, who fear infection, a worse course of the disease
have to expect and shy away from social contacts. A bridge between them is to be built through regular
Corona tests are created. Anyone who wants to participate normally in everyday life and to
must first prove a negative result.
In theory, this sounds like a good plan, but in practice it quickly becomes apparent that the current
health care system is not up to this bureaucratic burden. TestCenters open nationwide, unable to properly map the processes behind this quick diagnostic
and communicate seamlessly with the laboratories: Bookings are made via web forms, the
Patient data is recorded in Excel spreadsheets, and the OEGD slips are manually generated by the
Laboratory employees scanned in. The capacity to test millions of people every day is
simply not available.
A step towards digitization: The foundation of Probatix
For this huge data management challenge, a smart solution is needed that can
centrally records results, involves health authorities and acts as a moderator between laboratories,
medical facilities and patients serves. For this huge challenge of the
data management requires the establishment of Probatix.
Probatix is an all-in-one software for simplifying the processes in test and
Immunization centers. Your goal is to automate processes as much as possible so that deadlines can be met more quickly.
booked, results can be retrieved more flexibly and people can be contacted more easily. And at the same time
Probatix success: 100 times as many tests in a very short time with the same personnel effort
be performed on a daily basis.
The introduction of this intuitive software succeeds just in time. At the beginning of March, Jens
Spahn introduces citizen testing and thereby calls for national testing. The inquiries shoot up in
up in the shortest possible time, but with the help of Probatix they can be processed effectively.
In doing so, they are not only helping to fight the Corona pandemic, but creating a
low-threshold diagnostics, from which we will continue to benefit in the long term even after this exceptional situation.
More than just a Corona solution: Our software through the ages
To date, more than 25 million tests (and vaccinations) have been administered at 1,500 sites in
Germany performed with our software. In doing so, we work with social institutions such as
the German Red Cross (DRK), the Johanniter, the Malteser and Caritas and have nationwide
branches in hospitals, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, private companies, municipal
Facilities and airports. But Probatix is not only our companion during the pandemic,
but also stands by us with advice and support at any time afterwards. Because their interest is
data to the laboratory without media discontinuity, and thus to act as a link between the
medical facilities and patients to function. Probatix enables an end-to-end workflow between test persons, test facilities and laboratories, thus facilitating the
medical care on many levels:
– Appointment booking: Appointments can be booked quickly and flexibly via the app – without
telephone waiting time, patient interviews, or staff time.
– Logging of processes on site: The processes are logged directly – intuitively via
a smart app and without any written effort.
– Automatic certificate generation: The certificates are automatically generated by Probatix
without wasting the valuable time of qualified specialists.
– Secure notification of the subjects: The results can be sent directly after the
Publication can be viewed at any place and at any time – flexible, time-saving
– Reporting to health offices: The results can be communicated directly with the relevant
Health departments are shared – without additional middlemen or further
Of course, we need this link not only during the Corona pandemic, but also in
our daily routine. This is because the smooth interaction of test subjects, medical
testing facilities, laboratories and health authorities is always indispensable and therefore requires
of complete digitization. The change to low-threshold diagnostics is for all of us
essential, brings medicine closer to the people and pays off nationwide: it results in
in a healthier society, faster medical care, and ultimately saves
In addition to the expansion of the Covid 19 test centers, this will provide Probatix with many more
Everyday life facilitation for the chronically ill:
Patients who require long-term treatment for a serious illness must be
make regular doctor’s appointments and have their blood values checked. Until now required
this requires an enormous amount of time for making appointments, driving to the doctor’s office, the
Waiting on site, the blood draw itself and the later (telephone) evaluation of the results.
With Probatix, this process should now become easier: Without a doctor’s visit, the blood sample is to be taken
take place at dedicated test facilities in the vicinity and the subsequent communication purely
Optimization of preventive medical checkups:
For early detection of diseases, health insurance companies advise regular
Screenings. Their goal is to use preventive measures to ensure long-term health
protect instead of having to treat the disease in acute cases. In this context
short routine checks and blood tests are performed at certain intervals. The
The actual medical effort is minimal, but waiting times can be months.
for the patients. This tends to have a counterproductive effect on the goal of making diseases
as early as possible. Again, Probatix would manage the process through flexible
Sample collection and digital appointment management considerably easier.
The goal of telemedicine is to use audiovisual communication technology to diagnose,
Provide consultations and other medical services despite physical separation. Just for
Patients who are less mobile or live in rural areas should find this a great relief
represent. However, if the consultation with the doctor reveals that a certain value controlled
must be taken, it will still be necessary to take a blood sample on site. The idea of telemedicine comes up against
quickly reached their limits. In combination with Probatix, however, it can in future also be used in
succeed in this case, if the doctor prescribes the blood count by phone, the patient makes a
and then receives the results on his cell phone.
Limits to progress: important steps for the future
Probatix represented a great opportunity for medicine to bring diagnostics closer to people.
bring However, as with any important innovation, it always takes some time for the public to
can catch up with it. So far, there are three main areas that will require change in the future.
1. political framework conditions: Germany’s very strict data protection guidelines are
important to protect our personal interests on the one hand, but on the other hand they
however, also pose a health risk to patients. Because up to now, data protectors can
rigorously block any project without fearing repression themselves. The
The focus here is clearly placed on data protection and not on the long-term damage that
they can bring about as a result. But the higher the data protection, the more complex the
encryption, the longer the communication paths, the more distant the results. In
No other field is as dangerous as medicine, where time actually saves lives.
2. medical commitment: the time saved in laboratory analysis pays off not only for
patients, but also for the medical staff: medical assistants have to pay their
Time no longer wasted on scheduling appointments, highly skilled nurses
no longer have to concern themselves with drawing blood, physicians need to take inconspicuous
No longer discuss results with patients. However, this does not mean that
physicians are relieved of their duties – they are still essential for interpretation,
Diagnosis and treatment of abnormal blood values, but in the context of the
digitization from their manual tasks. However, for this all
stakeholders pulling in the same direction.
3. digital infrastructure: Germany needs to create a playing field where everyone can use the
have the same opportunity to drive innovation and communicate new ideas. So far
important, medical projects, however, were carried out exclusively by giant organizations
supervised. On the one hand, this means that the results of large companies vs.
innovative start-ups are given preference and, on the other hand, that the realization can be
can drag on for several years. To solve problems faster, more versatile and more efficient
In the future, it must also be possible for young companies to participate in the healthcare market.
Conclusion: Low-threshold diagnostics promote a healthy population
Probatix represents a huge opportunity to bring diagnostics closer to people. The consequence
is an enormous life-saving for the patients but also a great reduction in workload for
the medical staff. When doctors, government and developers work together, they can
millions of people and massively relieve the German healthcare system.
This is because low-threshold services can provide those affected with better medical care.
granted and promote the overall health of citizens in the long term.