Telia partners with digital health solutions provider ImagineCare
ImagineCare, an innovative provider of Digital Health Solutions, and Telia Company, are partnering to offer solutions for remote patient monitoring and individualized chronic care management. Initially, the partnership will target the Swedish market.
“Telia is the leading telecom provider in the Nordic and Baltic countries and a perfect partner for ImagineCare,” says David Kruse, CEO of ImagineCare. “Together, we are able to combine ImagineCare’s unique solution with Telia’s strong competence and market position, allowing us to offer a world-leading service concept to more patients, care providers, county councils and municipalities.”
Connects and shares health data in real time
The ImagineCare solution allows patients to easily connect, measure their vitals and share health data in real time through a mobile app. Physicians, nurses and health coaches are connected to the platform to support the patient from a call-center managed by either the provider or ImagineCare. For the healthcare provider, working with ImagineCare improves the capabilities of interaction, follow-up and prevention. This increases patient engagement and improves care outcomes, resulting in reduced care costs and improved customer satisfaction. ImagineCare has been piloted by a number of healthcare providers and County Councils in Sweden since Q4 2017.
”The partnership with ImagineCare is an interesting addition to Telia’s Digital Health Portfolio for remote support to individuals with chronic disease. While chronic disease today accounts for more than 80 percent of the total healthcare spend in Sweden, there is still a lack of user-friendly digital solutions for many of these patients. With this solution we are able to improve chronic care management by putting the individual at the center of the care process, enabling patients to take greater control in managing their own health. Digital support tools for remote care of individuals with chronic disease is clearly the future,” says Nina Bake, Head of Digital Health Telia Division X.
ImagineCare’s unique solution is developed from forefront research in behavioral change and user experience. Through cloud-based technology, it leverages automation and analytics to enhance the overall care experience - without replacing human interaction.
“We see that the use of new technology is rapidly driving fundamental transformation in healthcare and we are excited to partner with Telia to be a driving force in that change”, says David Kruse.
Telia will offer ImagineCare to their customers as part of an integrated e-health service offering during 2018.