Short description: There are 13 000 COPD patients in Estonia and remote monitoring application of their symptoms, medicine intake, life quality etc. is urgently needed. The problem exists due to lack of specialists and long distance to health centres, including long waiting lines for doctors visit.
Market potential: The solution could be used all over Estonia in multiple health care facilities, specially in primary care. Current regulations support the development of the application.
Timing: The core team of the idea is ready to start as soon as possible.
Desired result: The solution will improve patients self-monitoring skills, would decrease the need for hospitalization thus decrease the costs of healthcare. COPD patients life quality can be improved significantly due to the remote monitoring system and online contact with healthcare team.
Information on challenge owner: Regional Public Hospital.
Keywords: Application for Health Monitoring equipment; Pulmonary medicine; Remote Diagnostic Care and Health Services