Diagnostics as a Service → The next step in a digital healthcare system
✓ Relieve personnel
✓ Inspire patients
✓ Optimize processes
Telemedicine is on the rise. Process optimization, staff reduction and data protection are the main goals of our healthcare system in this decade. Because if the Corona pandemic has shown one thing, it’s how important the digitization of our healthcare system is. Through them, doctor-patient communication can be improved. Through them, the exchange of data can be secured. And through them, diagnostics, therapy and aftercare can be decisively simplified. Preventive blood diagnostics as a service represents an important tool for the eHealth sector. This is because laboratory tests influence nearly 70% of all medical decisions by forming the basis for surgery preparations, drug administration, therapy prescriptions or other medical practices. That’s why it’s now time to optimize classic blood analysis and bring it into the digital age through Diagnostics-as-a-Service (DaaS).
Diagnostics-as-a-Service: New ideas for a recognized process
Laboratory tests are an important medical tool for confirming diagnoses, weighing health risks, developing treatment plans, monitoring disease progression and demonstrating therapeutic success. Therefore, in both acute and preventive medicine, they are regularly prescribed to fight diseases and maintain health. In the past, the usual procedure was to arrange a blood test either in person or by telephone, have it performed at the attending physician’s office, and retrieve the results on site in the following days. However, this procedure implies an unnecessarily high effort for the patient as well as for the medical staff. On the one hand, the patient has to invest a lot of time in what appears to be a quick procedure, as this is unnecessarily drawn out by multiple telephone calls, long waiting times and long journeys. On the other hand, the doctor’s office must act as a middleman between the patient and the laboratory and provide additional staff for communication. The classic model of blood collection is thus suboptimal for both parties. With Diagnostics-as-a-Service, it’s a different story. Here, blood diagnostics is offered to the patient as a service. He can have them booked, evaluated and billed directly via the system. For the patient, this means timely, cost-effective and flexible laboratory analysis. For the doctor’s office, this means less bureaucracy and more time for medically relevant tasks.
The disadvantages of conventional blood diagnostics
A blood test is one of the simplest and at the same time most effective screening tests. A very large benefit can be achieved here with only very little effort. This is why it is an integral part of all regular preventive examinations and the first diagnostic step in many acute complaints. In contrast to many other medical examinations, laboratory diagnostics is simple, fast and largely painless – at least that’s how it seems at first glance. But in reality, this actually fixed procedure is often accompanied by a disproportionately complicated procedure. This is because when blood is drawn, it is the patient’s responsibility to make an appointment, arrange travel, and then retrieve the results. Because these are not sent to the end recipient, but to the client. The patient therefore does not have direct access to it, but must contact his attending physician and take the initiative himself to obtain the entire laboratory findings for his records. It is not uncommon for information to get lost in this communication clutter or not to be communicated adequately between the various entities. However, the blame for this cannot be placed on the patient who, as a layperson, is not sufficiently privy to medical procedures to recognize gaps in information. However, it cannot be given to the doctor’s office either, which hardly has time to perform its actual medical activities if it also has to mediate between the patient and the laboratory. However, both the patient and the physician’s office can help improve this process in the future by taking advantage of new technologies. This is because the blame must be placed on the outdated diagnostic system, which lacks transparency, accessibility and flexibility.
The advantages of modern DaaS blood diagnostics
Time to change that. We created Probatix to reduce the burden on medical staff, engage patients in their health, and simplify communication between all entities. This is intended to take low-threshold prevention to the next level and lay the first building block for the digitization of the German healthcare system. And it works like this: In just a few seconds, the patient books his or her appointment to have blood taken at the nearest medical facility. The laboratory order is generated automatically. After analysis of the blood values, both the patient and the attending physician automatically receive the results. Billing takes place online and the findings can be called up in the history at any time. This simple process can significantly reduce the burden on chronically ill patients and encourage healthy patients to have regular check-ups. Thanks to automated patient communication, smart reminders and digital sending of findings, a direct exchange of information is possible – and without any bureaucratic effort, legal hurdles or undetected security gaps. Because Probatix is 100% DSGVO-compliant, is operated exclusively by European providers and works with TÜV-certified management systems. This means that you are always on the safe side with us in terms of data protection.
Probatix advantages at a glance:
Conclusion: The future of laboratory diagnostics is Probatix
Diagnostics-as-a-Service facilitate the delivery of timely, cost-effective, and high-quality screenings in the region. They are the next step into the digital age and essential to ensure the quality of the German healthcare system for the future. Through them, operational processes can be facilitated, staff can be relieved and patients can be enthused. And that is more important today than ever before. After all, we live in a time when consumer data is increasingly for sale and medical distrust is at an all-time high. If you don’t want to lose the trust of your pateints, you have to focus on transparency, data protection and user convenience. But fortunately, this is easy with Probatix. Almost as simple as Probatix use itself, which requires no installation, is ready to go in no time, and is a self-explanatory application without much training time. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation demo at firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more about our software at https://partner.probatix.de/arztpraxen/. Become a Probatix Diagnostic Partner now and choose a technology for health close to the people.
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