Lucy’s Medical Developer Conference Goes International

Next Wednesday, October 12, Luscii will organize the second edition of its Medical Developer Conference at the DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam. The majority of the more than 300 participants are doctors and nurses, who will develop custom applications for a wide variety of diseases and treatments, based on Luscii home monitoring software.

During the first edition of the Medical Developer Conference last year, the company announced its Luscii library: an ‘app library’ where healthcare professionals can collaborate to introduce home monitoring. According to Lucy, medical professionals can leverage their knowledge and experience on colleagues who engage in the development of applications for telecare. According to Lucy, sharing knowledge through a library that others can use ensures that no one has to reinvent the wheel.

Sharing knowledge and getting started quickly

Lucy’s co-founder, Ronald Schaefer, affirms the vision behind the idea of ​​a large and above all international doctors’ and nurses’ use library at the conference. According to him, doctors and nurses – medical developers – want to contribute their knowledge to the home monitoring programs they develop together. They want their patients to easily try monitoring at home and see which diseases already have remote treatment programs.

With the help of Lucy, specialists, nurses and general practitioners can effectively monitor from a distance, especially chronically ill people, for example, diabetes, MS or heart and lung diseases. More than 70% of Dutch hospitals now use the Luscii platform in their routine care, and the company operates in 11 countries, working in close cooperation with the National Health Service NHS in the United Kingdom.

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British delegation

Scheffer is proud that a large NHS delegation will be attending the conference. Tara Donnelly, Director of Digital Care Models for the NHS, will highlight the development of digital home care in the UK, including Lucy solutions, in her keynote address.

In addition, there will be lectures and workshops on specific care pathways. The application library now contains more than 70 modules for the fastest growing diseases and treatments. They are used all over the world, says Schaefer, not just in Europe, but also in countries like Ghana and Kenya.

According to Scheffer, the main significant development in home monitoring is the importance of an integrated view of the whole treatment. Whether it is kidney transplant, heart failure or obesity, measurements from the home situation only provide insight when embedded in information about the entire treatment process from start to finish. This concerns details of contracts, background information, updates or other data; It’s always the patient’s personal journey where the app should provide guidance. Luscii makes this possible with a newly developed timeline function, says Scheffer.

And more often structurally funded

Another important development is the emergence of structural funding for home monitoring. In almost all countries this funding, if any, is temporary and on a trial basis. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) recently announced that structural funding for telemonitoring will be possible from 2023. According to NZa, although this observation is important, it cannot be declared separately.

Currently, home monitoring can only be requested if a hospital has an appointment with the health insurer. For example, in the form of an optional ‘remote monitoring’ service, a contract is concluded. This will change from 2023 onwards. That’s good news for hospitals that want to start monitoring patients at home or scale up pilots with home monitoring, Schaefer says.

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Due to better financing options and solid results, Scheffer sees a strong growth in home monitoring internationally, so that more suppliers are involved, although “Luscii’s approach with partners cannot be easily duplicated, especially the integrated approach and requirements for certification.” Luscii’s advantage is that it can provide healthcare providers with an integrated solution for all the necessary EHR and back-office functions, customer support, connections and monitoring needed to implement the solution in practice. A button.

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