A professional solution for remote patient monitoring

1 What is ekenku

Permanent connection between professional and patient

ekenku offers remote collection of clinical parameters in a safe, simple and personalized manner.

The information gathered is automatically sent to a secure repository in the cloud. From there, healthcare professionals are able to manage the collected data so that they can tend to the needs of their patients.

Safety and simplicity for the patient

The kits are easily configured for different types of patient. This enables a personalized monitoring service that is both efficient and safe, giving added value to different areas of healthcare.

ekenku is a professional solution for remote patient monitoring within the healthcare system

 

 

2 How it works

I eKenku Mobile: Components

ekenku Mobile kit:

Portable tablet-based hub with installed ekenku application.

The app runs on “kiosk” mode to minimize technical problems and increase reliability.  The interface is available in various languages.

Certified medical devices capture the following clinical parameters:

  • Blood pressure
  • Oxygen saturation
  • Glucose
  • Weight
  • Activity (calories, steps, distance,…)
  • More devices to be included

Technical Specifications:

  • Automatic or manual modes to activate storage of clinical parameters
  • Easy reconfiguration of associated medical devices in a matter of seconds
  • Quick reassignment of kits from patient to patient
  • Personalized interface
  • Patient information not stored in order to guarantee privacy
  • Secure transmission of information
  • New app versions updated automatically
  • 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connectivity available

2 How it works

II eKenku Mobile. Features

  • Personalized questionnaires to enhance decision making process.
  • Notifications encourage patients to comply with treatment and guidelines.
  • Display of the compliance status of the prescription.
  • Videoconference tool enables virtual medical consultations.
  • Image capture allows for photo feedback photo feedback.
  • Agenda. Check scheduled events and personal notifications directly sent from the clinician.

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2 How it works

III eKenku Cloud. Components

Characteristics:

  • Architecture adapted to microservices: scalability, stability, and rapid development of new services
  • Secure cloud storage
  • Analytics and metrics
  • User management
  • Push notifications
  • Personalized web interface
  • Integration with third party databases

2 How it works

IV eKenku Cloud. Features

Herramientas de gestión y búsqueda:

  • Management and search tool
  • Personalized reports can be downloaded or sent to third parties
  • Set alarms for user and data source type (medical devices, questionnaires)
  • Notifications sent to mobiles
  • Use of colours and symbols allows more intuitive use of information stored
  • Overview screen to visualize status of all assigned patients
  • Validate new alerts and maintain patient history
  • Audit trail available
  • Assign users with different configurations according to their role and patients assigned to them

Advanced tools to manage templates and personalize questionnaires:

  • Easily edit and modify questions in database
  • Search and review stored answers
  • Create related alerts
  • Easily manage changes in questionnaires; patients receive changes in real time

3 Area of usage

I Clinical Trials

A dynamic solution for patient monitoring in clinical trials, adapted to all specialities

 

Through remote monitoring, patients can be tracked during clinical trials and the system adapted to each case.

This means the pharmaceutical, primary health care and hospital care sectors can benefit from periodic tracking of responses to questionnaires, clinical readings, physical activity etc..

The eKenku system is user friendly and easy to assign to patients, adapting to individual needs. This, together with the fact that the kit can quickly be reassigned to other patients, makes the solution ideal for clinical trials.

Recommended functionalities
Questionnaires x
Clinical parameters x
Notifications x
3G/4G Connectivity x
Reports x
Alarms
Image sharing
Videoconference
Professional roles
WiFi connectivity

Results’ items:

Using kits

Time usage per kit

Monitored patients

3 Area of usage

II Temporary monitoring

Short-term monitoring

 

In the social healthcare sector it is now possible to offer alternatives to conventional hospitalization, as would be the case after, for example, major surgery. Furthermore, there are patients who, due to their location or need of palliative care, would benefit from remote tracking.

This short-term monitoring permits on the one hand, evaluation, documentation and lessening of post-operative pain, and on the other, helps to create an overview of the patient’s general health.

Recommended functionalities
Questionnaires X
Clinical parameters X
Notifications X
3G/4G Connectivity X
Reports X
Alarms X
Image sharing X
Videoconference
Professional roles
WiFi connectivity

Results’ items:

Using kits

Time usage per kit

Monitored patients

3 Area of usage

III Chronic patients

A “Virtual Ward”

 

Multidiscipline healthcare teams can benefit from patient tracking through the information collected via medical devices, questionnaires, videoconferences and other forms of communication.

Social healthcare needs can be resolved from the patient’s home just as if they were at a healthcare centre.

This model of attention is known as “A Virtual Ward.”  It can be applied to patients with chronic pathological complications and to those who suffer from other complaints such as congestive heart failure, COPD, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

Recommended functionalities
Questionnaires X
Clinical parameters X
Notifications X
3G/4G Connectivity X
Reports X
Alarms X
Image sharing X
Videoconference X
Professional roles X
WiFi connectivity X

Results’ items:

Using kits

Time usage per kit

Monitored patients

4 Benefits

I for patients

How can your patient benefit?

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  • Reduction of time spent at healthcare centre.
    Patients take secure, periodic readings from anywhere, avoiding the need to travel to hospital, therefore improving their quality of life.
  • Daily remote support.
    Medical personnel can manage patient information in real time by using a personalized control panel with configurable alarms.
  • Quick emergency support.
    In case of emergency the healthcare provider can access the patient’s information and offer appropriate care.
  • Provide better adherence to treatment.
    Use of manually or automatically generated data, together with personalized questionnaires improves treatment.
  • Improvements in general health.
    An improved user experienced leads to health benefits and better quality of life.
  • Reduction in healthcare centre referrals.
    The reduction in referrals benefits both patients and their families as there is no need to leave home in order to continue with treatment.

4 Benefits

II for healthcare providers

  • Ubiquity.
    Possibility of monitoring the patient’s condition, regardless of location.
  • Receiving alerts.
    These can be programmed to flag anomalies, events or missed readings.
  • Virtual tour ward.
    A “virtual ward” tool where remote patient follow-up is an extension of that done in the clinical environment.
  • Reduction in costs.
    Cost savings through the reduction in admissions and hospital stays and the improved efficiency of ongoing care.
  • Increased productivity.
    More patients can be monitored without the need for extra staff thanks to the virtual ward concept.
  • Accurate data.
    Increased accuracy in clinical readings which improves professional confidence in the data.
  • Report generation.
    Used to complement tracking and provide supporting evidence for treatment of patients on an individual basis.

What are the benefits for healthcare professionals?

 

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4 Benefits

III for other healthcare sector providers

  • Visibility.
    Better visibility on patient compliance practices.  Patients can make more informed choices when giving their consent, such as their participation in clinical trials.
  • Reduction in associated costs.
    Remote tracking reduces costs and is a fraction of the cost of a hospital stay.
  • Improved efficiency for healthcare professionals.
    Reduced need for nurses or technicians to perform readings so that their time can be optimized in other areas.
  • Data Mining.
    Filtered from the information extracted from patient data.
  • Frequency of tracking.
    ncreasing the frequency of readings, questionnaires and other parameters captured is available at no extra cost.
  • Access to a larger quantity of data.
    Access to a larger quantity of patient health data and to other data:  administration of correct treatment, a subjective perception of the illness and its evolution and changes within clinical parameters etc.
  • More responsibility and awareness.
    Increase in awareness for both patients and health care providers.

Other advantages for healthcare stakeholders

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5 Why choose ekenku

A complete technical solution for remote tracking and monitoring

  • Date tracking devices
  • App for patients
  • Cloud servers store, manage and exchange information securely
  • SaaS licensed
  • Professional website from which clinical personnel can perform virtual consultations
  • Alarm and report generation

Simplicity, modularity and scalability

  • A range of management profiles available
  • Minimal investment and set up time
  • Configurable menus personalized for clinical staff
  • Stand alone use or HIS integration
  • Simultaneous interdepartmental use
  • Expert technical support provided.

Trust

  • Multidiscipline team
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of sector
  • Responsive and focused on personalized client support