Member of the Bulgarian digital ecosystem implements coronavirus remote monitoring technology in Romania
Romanian Coronavirus Remote Monitoring Technology Implemented in Romania – Mira Ganova, Executive Director of the Bulgarian Cluster for Digital Health and Innovation, speaks on BNR
Bucharest already has a crisis monitoring center for patients with coronavirus symptoms. The technology is a Bulgarian company. The software and the hardware are Bulgarian inventions. The technology is innovative not only for Bulgaria and Europe, but also globally, said Mira Ganova, executive director of Bulgarian Cluster for Digital Health and Innovation.
The technology is already being used in many places around the world and is helping thousands of patients with cardiovascular disease. “Now the company is also helping patients with coronovirus by closely monitoring the symptoms and over 10 vital signs, including blood pressure, breathing, temperature,” Ganova explained.
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the company has been working with Romania, where the devices are also used in a hospital setting. “As they are certified for hospital monitoring, intensive equipment in hospitals could be displaced,” added Mira Ganova.
With the rapid development of the coronavirus epidemic and infection control measures, the center in the Romanian capital was built very quickly, she said.
“Who is able to remotely monitor patients with coronavirus symptoms. All of these patients do not need to be crowded in hospitals or in front of GPs offices and specialists. By monitoring the symptoms, patients who are truly coronavirus and non-coronavirus can be screened. And the second time, those who need hospital treatment should be referred to a hospital and those with mild symptoms should be monitored remotely so that they do not take the places of seriously ill patients.”
The Bulgarian company has been developing the technology for over 3 years. It is used in our country at the moment, said Mira Ganova. Whether the device is widely used depends on the Bulgaria Crisis Centre and the spread of the infection, she said.
The whole interview is available in Bulgarian on the following link: https://bnr.bg/post/101243773