TELEMEDICINE – from CRISIS MANAGEMENT to EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE
Digital health and Innovation Cluster Bulgaria invite you to a webinar: TELEMEDICINE – from CRISIS MANAGEMENT to EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE.
The forum will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders in healthcare digitalization sector in Bulgaria. The event will showcase the progress in the development of the Bulgarian digital health ecosystem, which provides various technologies and innovative approaches for better work and medical care of doctors and patients and for sustainable and efficient healthcare system, based on data and technologies.
The webinar will point specific digital healthcare solutions for remote care and monitoring of patients. You will have the opportunity to understand more about the different digital platforms for physical distancing of patients such as online patient consultation and communication, booking online medical appointments for doctor’s offices, innovative personal monitor for home care to track online patient’s life indicators at home, clinical trial trends and their adaptation to the crisis conditions, comprehensive outpatient treatment optimization solutions, etc.
All of these technologies are available in Bulgaria and work for patients’ access to quality medical care even in times of crisis.
We believe that the event will be engaging and useful for you.
Tune in on 2020 May, 12th (Tuesday) at 4:30 pm.
We will be expecting you!
- 16:30 - 16:40
Speakers:Dr Alexander Simidchiev
- 16:40 - 16:50
- Consento: Communication between doctors and patients in the 21st century
The Consento platform brings together patients and their families with single and group GPs, specialised doctors, as well as large healthcare organizations - medical centers, clinics and hospitals. Consento platform helps solve three of the most serious health problems:
- Enables the patient to be an active and informed participant in the care processes of his or her health;
- Regulates and facilitates communication between patient and doctor, limiting stress and overloading of doctors;
- Provides controlled access of all stakeholders to real-time medical and administrative data from a computer, tablet and phone.
- 16:50 - 17:00
- Differences between telemedicine and traditional communication tools (Viber, Skype, etc.)
Telemedicine solutions have grown enormously in recent months, but doctors are often confused about the ability to use specialized solutions and continue to use their well-known patient communication tools - Viber, Skype and others. In this presentation, we will address the main differences between these tools and show why we believe that the place for an online health consultation is in specialized solutions and platforms.
- 17:00 - 17:10
- Check Point Cardio: Live monitoring of COVID patients - with maximum efficiency and zero risk
Check Point Cardio's digital remote monitoring allows the remote monitoring of patients with Covid-19 symptoms or those under quarantine, allowing the doctor to monitor closely their patients without physical contact with them, thanks to remote care with medical precision. It is important to protect the health of the first-line medical providers by limiting their contacts with patients, while at the same having those under medical supervision by their doctors.
At some point in the epidemic crisis, it is possible to face a situation where intensive beds will be 100% occupied. Then we have to be able to "transfer" the hospital in other places - gyms, holes, people's homes, etc. All this can be done with the Check Point Cardio product and service for remote monitoring, which enables 24/7 online medical observation of over 10 vital real time indicators, being also a certified equipment for intensive hospital care.
- 17:10 - 17:20
- Imagga: Monitoring of health status in respiratory infectious diseases based on analysis of images from a thermal camera at home
During a pandemic the health care system of every country is facing a huge challenge and it is practically impossible for each patient to have direct access to the care and monitoring they may need. Oftentimes people with light symptoms are approaching hospitals with the urgent need to do so, but also people in pretty severe condition are delaying their hospitalization. Kelvin is a solution for home monitoring of health status that can spot early symptoms of worsening respiratory infection and warn about it days before the worsening to have progressed immensely. For that purpose the patient need to regularly take photos with a mobile thermal camera which are then analysed with machine learning models.
- 17:20 - 17:300
- PlayReha: Remote rehabilitation
When it comes to physical recovery and maintenance therapy, it is not enough for a patient to have 5 visits to a rehabilitation center. He needs months of supervised therapy to recover completely and to be successfully involved in his daily routine.
A Bulgarian digital platform offers a working solution for remote rehabilitation through individual and standardized programs for home rehabilitation therapy.
Behind the digital platform is a team of specialists - orthopedists and physiotherapists who have developed a convenient and easy solution for the sake of patients and fully pointed to their needs for solving a specific physiological problem. The platform offers an online consultation with a physician who closely monitors the implementation and the outcome of the therapy.
At the moment when it is necessary to physically distance patients in the state, it is crucial for the vulnerable groups to be kept as isolated as possible and at the same time to have access to medical care. Through remote rehabilitation, patients will be facilitated in accessing and executing a long-term recovery program monitored by a specialist doctor at all times.
Speakers:Dr Marin Benkin
- 17:30 - 17:40
- Find Me Cure: How clinical trials have changed during the pandemic and what is expected after?
COVID-19 has proven to be a challenge for all industries, but perhaps the first to experience difficulties was clinical trials. State-level restrictions and fear of spreading the virus prompted some tests to be delayed, while others had to be adapted to new FDA and EMA advice. In addition, new trials targeting vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 were initiated immediately, following new processes and rules. Within a few minutes we will comment on what these changes are and whether they will be permanent or temporary and what to expect in order to adapt to the new conditions.
- 17:40 - 17:50
- SAT Health: Improving the adherence and support for chronically sick patients 24/7
- 17:50 - 18:00
Speakers:Dr Alexander Simidchiev
Alexander AleksievFounder and CEO of SAT Health
Alexander Alexiev is CEO of SAT Health. Has more than 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. For 10 years he is part of one of the largest analytical companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management from the University of Stuttgart. He holds a diploma from the Faculty of Economics at Sofia University of Business Administration. Since 2017, it has been developing the star up company SAT Health. SAT Health is a certified provider of information and technology solutions to the pharmaceutical industry, analysis based on real clinical practice data and patient programs.
Dr Alexander Simidchiev Non-Invasive Diagnosis Department Head, Ministry of Interior's Medical InstituteDr Alexander SimidchievNon-Invasive Diagnosis Department Head, Ministry of Interior's Medical Institute
Dr. Alexander Simidchiev has three medical specialties, but he is most passionate about pulmonology. He is the Head of the Department of Non-Invasive Diagnosis at the Ministry of the Interior’s Medical Institute, as well as part of the Pulmonology Department and the Laboratory for Functional Respiratory Testing of UB Lozenets, a member of the Bulgarian Society of Pulmonary Diseases and the European Respiratory Society, as well as a former chief respirator GlaxoSmithKline Canada. He has specialized in the Rouland Clinic in Essen, Germany and the Charite Hospital in Paris, France.
He is also the creator of the unique for the country web-based course in Digital Medicine, which he has been leading at Plovdiv Medical University for 3 years.
Dr Marin BenkinFounder and CEO, PlayReha
Dr. Marin Benkin graduated in medicine in 2001. He specializes in Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Military Medical Academy until 2008. From the end of 2006 to the end of 2012 he works in the team of Assoc. Prof. Antony Georgiev. For several years, Dr. Benkin worked in Europe – a year and a half in a private clinic in Leipzig and one year in Frankfurt. He specializes in several European countries, including Austria, Germany, Slovenia and others. Since 2016 he has been working as an orthopedic traumatologist at Serdika Hospital.
Georgi KadrevCo-founder and CEO, Imagga & Kelvin Health
Georgi started computer programming in 1995, at the age of 11, and later on his professional career as a software engineer in 2004.
In 2008 he founded the deep-tech company Imagga out of his living room. The company is now a leader in the area of image recognition A.I. and has been awarded multiple international awards like:
+ Best Technology Vendor at South Summit ’15 by HM The King of Spain;
+ Global Champion in News and Media tech at World Summit Awards ’16 by the United Nations;
+ Global Innovator in Image Analytics ’16 by IDC,
Imagga has been recognized as one of the most innovative companies for 2018 across all industries in Georgi’s home country of Bulgaria.
He personally has been named one of the “30 under 30” by Forbes Bulgaria for 2013. Since 2009 Georgi is also teaching Technology Entrepreneurship in Sofia University where he aims to share as much from his own experience and lessons learned as an entrepreneur as possible.
Ivaylo DachovCo-founder and Managing director, Check Point Cardio
Ivailo Dachov is co-founder managing director in Check Point Cardio- an European leading innovative company in telemedicine and telehealth. He has started this project 6 years ago as a private startup company with several partners. Now the telemedicine system of Check Point is used by leading hospitals in the EU, Balkans and Middle East. One of the aims of Check Point is to create market of outsourced patient real time health monitoring, and do this services from Bulgaria. Ivailo has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and sales in multi-national companies and private business.
Josif DishlievCo-founder and COO, Healee
Josif Dishliev is a co-founder and COO of online consultations platform Healee. Josif has 15 years of experience in management roles in the software industry, of which seven years in companies developing healthcare products. In 2012, Josif founded Practicedent, a dental practice management platform, acquired in 2017 by a leading Swiss pharma company. Since 2016, Josif has been working on the development of Healee in Bulgaria and the international market.
Maya ZlatanovaFounder and CEO of Find me Cure
Maya Zlatanova is an entrepreneur in the field of digital health. For the past 10 years, she has specialized in clinical trial training and regulation, and since 2016 she has been fully focused on creating a new infrastructure and platform – FindMeCure, which aims to help people reach new treatments faster. She is a member of an international group that aims to enhance the patient’s role in the pharmaceutical industry.
Rossen RussinovCTO, Consento
Rossen is a senior level professional experienced as General Manager, Managing Director, Sales Director and Startups Entrepreneur.
Strongly analytical decision-maker and skilled strategist with a proven experience in building, developing and operating departments and companies with a history of increased productivity and growth in the fields of Software Development, Data Services and Online Services.
Currently drives with partners Bulgarian healthcare platform consento.bg.