In line with the aging population, Home Doctor was established to help provide medical service for the elderly and disabled who have difficulty using medical services. AVING News met Home Doctor to find out about the platform it is currently developing.
Q. Please introduce your company briefly.
A. Home Doctors aims to improve patient's
access to medical care by constructing a visiting medical platform, and gain
sustainability of visiting medical care by constructing an efficient visiting
process for doctors and other medical personnel.
Furthermore, by continuously collecting
data of actual patients, we would like to become the foundation for
personalized medical care. We plan to provide evidence-based medical services
by collecting various data such as economy, housing, and environment as well as
patient medical data through actual visiting medical services.
Q. What is the competitiveness of Home Doctor's visiting medical platform?
A. We can solve unmet medical care for the
vulnerable by providing direct visits. Also, by varying the visit cycle
according to the multiphasic evaluation result of the patients, we can support
"aging in place."
Also, visiting medical treatment with low
rent, interior cost, and equipment investment allows business owners to stably
enter the market when using the platform. The elderly have complex health
problems, so professional medical personnel can share a pool of patients.
We should also pay attention to the
combination of analog healthcare and digital healthcare. Because doctors make
the visits directly, there are only few legal restrictions on the application
of ICT technology. Through in-person visits, you can collect full and detailed
information, and by combining it with ICT technology, you can create a hybrid
healthcare that combines analog and digital.
Q. What are your plans for the future?
A. We would like to expand the pool of
visiting medical patients. We would like to expand the patient pool by
organically linking with related organizations in the local community to lay
the groundwork for sustainable visiting medical care.
Up to now, we are getting about one request
from one home visit welfare center. If we actively make network and increase
the number of cooperating home visit welfare centers, we can form a patient
pool of 100 persons by 2021, which is how many one doctor can handle.
We are also going to implement the visiting
medical system. Visiting medical service will be expanded to service areas such
as rehabilitation, exercise, nutrition, and oral hygiene, starting with visits
by doctors and nurses which have compensation.
We are planning to build an effective
visiting medical system by organically integrating various visiting medical
services, and expand these systems to areas other than Suwon, the city we have
started the service.
In addition, by establishing a visiting
medical platform that can connect the visiting medical system built by regions,
we will organically connect the visiting medical institutions in the country to
connect the visiting medical service and patients quickly and easily
nationwide. We will support various activities such as continuous patient
monitoring, patient food delivery, wearable device and digital therapeutic
development using the visiting medical platform.