COVID-19 is putting all known systems and workflows under pressure. Also for Urologists.
During calls with Urologists and distributors in Europe we have learned that patients with LUTS can hardly go to the hospital anymore. Elderly people are vulnerable, hospitals have other priorities and waiting rooms are empty. We realized that the COVID-19 virus is not only impacting those infected by the virus, but also all those other people who have health issues. As a result, Urologists are cancelling consultations and the waiting list will become much, much longer.
At Minze, we have been brainstorming on how we can help. We decided together with the Homecare chain ‘GOED’, to increase the availability of Minze Homeflow (uroflowmetry + bladder diary) at their shops and to make electronic questionnaires such as IPSS, IIEF and MSHQ available through our clinician portal. Several urologists welcomed this initiative and are sending their most urgent patients to the Homecare shops of Goed to pick-up a uroflowmeter. This way, urologists can consult and monitor their patients remotely, help those with urgent needs and eventually reduce the waiting lists of patients after the crisis. Also Belgium’s federal government is contributing by reimbursing teleconsultation as a way to ensure the ‘continuity’ of care. Also the Dutch government is freeing up budget for Digital Health applications.
If Homeflow can also be helpful to you, let us know and we’ll do our best to make it work ASAP!
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