Ida-Viru Central Hospital is testing new digital solutions aimed for stroke patients, with the help of tablet computers given by a private-owned company.

Estonian IT company Primend OÜ gives tablet computers for implementation of activities under the stroke treatment development project of Ida-Viru Central Hospital. 

Under the development project for treatment pathway of patients with ishemic stroke, the hospital is piloting new approaches to facilitate the coping of patients and recovery from the illness. The focus is on both the implementation of new IT developments and the role of family members in the care and recovery process of persons suffering from stroke. 

One of the solutions involves both advice from a nurse and digital support of the family members of the patient – it is a mobile app containing educational supportive videos on topics of nursing care and rehabilitation at home. As of this January, 20 family members of patients diagnosed with severe ishemic stroke will participate in the project. So far the practice has shown that some of the family members do not have smart devices for using the app.

 Private-owned companies were asked to help and Primend OÜ was ready to supply the hospital with ten tablet computers in order to carry out the project; the tablets shall be provided to the family members participating in the project, so that also those who do not have personal equipment could use the support materials. 

Toomas Mõttus, CEO of Primend OÜ, explained the support decision: “At Primend, we work on a daily basis with the purpose to help our customers achieve their goals through digital change. As we operate in the area of technology, we can see how it lives and develops at outrageous speed, opening doors and creating solutions that help people be more productive and manage in increasingly complicated situations. The decision to support the stroke treatment project of Ida-Viru Central Hospital came easily to us, as the first of the four core values of Primend is – together is better.” 

Katrin Põld, clinical manager of the stroke treatment project of Ida-Viru Central Hospital, stated that the team saw great potential in the digital solutions for treatment pathway. “We are grateful to Primend, as with their help we can take personally focused innovation to a larger number of participants in the project, reducing inequality.” Madis Piibar, IT director of Ida-Viru Central Hospital, added: “The experience of a larger number of users is good feedback for the project, so that smart solutions could help patients in the best possible way in the future.”

The tablet computers will be delivered to Ida-Viru Central Hospital on Thursday, March 18th. 

Additional information: Evelin Kruusalu – manager of the stroke project at Ida-Viru Central Hospital, phone No. 5624 2708.
Helen Neudorf – Marketing Manager of Primend OÜ, phone No. 514 7254.
 


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