New digital service will simplify life for patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Telia Company and the Swedish Region Västra Götaland launches IBD Home, a mobile and internet-based service that will facilitate the lives of people with inflammatory bowel disease, IBD. Patients with IBD can now manage their health data at home via a test kit and an app.
IBD patients can take samples, measure and give a picture of their symptoms by filling in a form in the app and report it straight to the hospital. The results will be displayed in the Telia HomeCare mobile app, which is part of IBD Home, and then sent to a national healthcare register.
IBD Home has been developed in cooperation between Telia and several parties, among them the pharmaceutical company AbbVie and the Swedish national healthcare.
"This is a very important proofpoint of Telia Company’s commitment to digital home care services. Region Västra Götaland will introduce this service to about 500 patients to begin with. The patients will have access to an account, the app and their annual needs for measuring kits will be covered. This and the digital forms where patients fill in their health status will simplify the lives of IBD patients and reduce the number of hospital visits. It is also a great opportunity for doctors to monitor their patients digitally,” says Niklas Sundler, Telia Healthcare.
Approximately 70,000 people in Sweden live with IBD.
Region Västra Götaland is one of Sweden’s popularly elected regions which is responsible for healthcare and medical treatment among other things. Has approximately 50,000 employees.