Joint project of m.Doc and the University Medical Center Essen awarded the prize, which is highly respected in the industry
Jury’s decision underscores importance of digital patient communication and support
Cologne, 17.03.2021. Together you achieve more – according to this principle, the University Medical Center Essen and m.Doc have been working together in partnership for a long time and have now been rewarded with the health networker award, which is highly respected in the industry. The LOUISA project prevailed in the final round against eight other strong ideas. LOUISA stands for learning, orientation, entertainment, information, simulation and exchange and is the name of the modular app for young cancer patients and their relatives at the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Essen University Medical Center. There, the project is led by Dr. Oliver Basu, who is extremely proud of the 1st place achieved: “LOUISA is a heartfelt project for all of us, with which the fear, insecurity and isolation of our young cancer patients are to be reduced and the children and families are to be strengthened again. The aim is to promote their autonomy and strengthen their trust in their treatment providers, because we are convinced that both contribute significantly to the success of the treatment. That the jury of the Health Networker Award sees it the same way naturally honors us greatly.”
The technical solution behind LOUISA comes from Cologne-based digital healthcare pioneer m.Doc. Its founder and CEO Admir Kulin says of winning the award for healthcare networkers, “LOUISA is a special project for us, too, because the app will be further developed over the next few years with direct feedback from patients and their parents. We firmly believe in its success and the jury of health networkers underlines with their decision how important digital patient communication and support already is today.”
LOUISA will first be tested, developed and improved on and with a small group of patients. Afterwards, the app will be available to all patients of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine – even beyond their actual stay. Because via the patient diary, the exchange with the treating physicians will continue at home, and in the hospital school, the children will learn important things about their illness and what they might have to pay attention to in the future. In the app itself, each child also has their own avatar, who not only navigates them digitally, but also stands by their side during this difficult time.
The Health Networker Award has been presented annually by Berlin-Chemie AG since 2012, and 1st place is endowed with 10,000 euros. The money will be used by m.Doc and Essen University Hospital to support a project for children.
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.
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