Heidelberg/Cologne, June 30, 2020. The figures are worrying: according to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), up to ten percent of all hospital admissions are due to adverse drug events. About one-fifth of these are fundamentally preventable medication errors, he said.
Heidelberg-based Dosing GmbH and Cologne-based m.Doc GmbH now want to change that and are pooling their expertise to do so. Dosing specializes in solutions for improving the safety of drug therapy. With MIA Service® – short for Medication, Information, Analysis – the company offers various web services related to drug therapy. Smart health pioneer m.Doc provides numerous digital solutions for clinics, rehabilitation and care facilities, and doctors’ offices based on its Smart Health platform.
In a first step, MIA Service® from Dosing will now be integrated into the Smart Clinic patient application from m.Doc. This will add important basic information on medicines to the benefits and services Smart Clinic offers patients before, during and after their hospital stay.
Better informed – better treated
Thanks to the cooperation between Dosing and m.Doc, patients will in future be able to search for medicines by trade or package name, active ingredients, active strength, manufacturer or a combination of these parameters. It will also be possible to search by scanning the barcode on the packaging. By linking MIA Service® to the m.Doc Smart Clinic, patients will thus have access to all important information.
In addition, the patient will be able to scan the Bundeseinheitlicher Medikationsplan (BMP) and convert it into a list of preparations. In this list, users can add their own notes and, via images and precise descriptions, personalize and thus improve the correct intake for themselves.
“Dosing and m.Doc combine their knowledge and expertise to be able to provide patients with comprehensible reasons and instructions for taking medications – for example, the important connection between the time of taking the medication and food intake,” explains Jens Kaltschmidt, CEO of Dosing GmbH. “Adherence is significantly increased by such information. Together, we make a lasting contribution to greater drug therapy safety.”
“The common goal of m.Doc and Dosing is to provide people with a digital cockpit for their medication during therapy in the hospital, but especially beyond. Our Smart Health platform as a whole aims to improve communication between patients, clinics, doctors and other service providers, and with the important addition of drug information, we are now a decisive step further along our path,” emphasizes Admir Kulin, founder and CEO of m.Doc GmbH.
For the future, both companies plan to work even more closely together and offer additional services.
About Dosing GmbH
The company specializes in digital solutions for drug therapy safety. Since 2006, Dosing GmbH has been supporting medical decision-makers throughout the entire medication process – from prescriptions and therapy recommendations to application instructions and directions for use. Dosing is closely associated with Heidelberg University Hospital, where the drug information system AiDKlinik® was developed in 2003. Currently, our product solutions – AiDKlinik® and MIA Service® – support healthcare professionals in over 200 hospitals and many other healthcare sectors.
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About m.Doc GmbH
Founded in 2016, m.Doc is a digital healthcare pioneer from Cologne, Germany, that provides numerous digital solutions for clinics, rehabilitation and care facilities, and medical practices based on its Smart Health platform. The company is at the center of a strong and steadily growing partner network that paves the way for digital innovations in the healthcare system. With its solutions tailored to the needs of the industry, m.Doc makes efficient care possible and thus gives doctors, nurses and medical staff more time for what is important: the patient. Further information under www.mdoc.one.
m.Doc GmbH [Ursulaplatz 1] [50668 Cologne
Tel: +49 (0) 221 / 669 637 00