TELEMEDICINE CASE STUDY - VISION
The Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children “M.S. Curie” currently holds the most modern Newborn Intensive Care Unit in Southeastern Europe. The construction of new wards and modern technology required a total investment of 2.165 million euros, supported by the Vodafone Foundation (1.4 million), Children’s Heart Association (615 000 euros) and funds from “MS Curie” Hospital (150 thousand euros). The presented telemedicine system was funded by the Vodafone Romania Foundation.
In order to permanently improve the medical act quality, following the initiative of the head of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, dr. Cătălin Cîrstoveanu, Datanet Systems created and developed a unique telemedicine solution through the singularity of the designed architecture.
The need for this solution appeared as a result of multiple critical situations that the doctors from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit have to deal with. On one hand, it is about their need of having advanced means of communication which allow them fast consultation in conditions of guaranteed quality of transmission – of specialized physicians who either are not in the hospital or in the country, in a specific case. The case should be presented to interlocutors with live images of the patient, monitoring data transmitted in real-time and specific medical documents. On the other hand, there was a need for a system able to assure the permanent video surveillance of patients and the monitoring of medical staff activity. (reference project)
MIX OF TECHNOLOGIES
The solution developed and implemented at the “M.S. Curie” Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children by Vodafone Romania and Datanet Systems, is based on a mix of audio-video technologies, combined so that they COULD meet the specific requirements of intensive care units.
Datanet Systems specialists have created a solution which includes:
- a video surveillance system which records 24/7 everything that takes place in the rooms of Newborn Intensive Care Unit, recordings which are archived for a definite period of time in the storage system of the hospital;
- a telepresence system that allows doctors to get in touch with medical staff from outside the hospital, who are either in Romania or abroad. A doctor from outside the hospital can intervene and supervise the medical act, having access in real-time to the data provided by the patient monitoring equipment.
The solution allows the integration of data provided by the monitoring devices and connection and communication with various medical equipment – radiology, echography, etc. -, by facilitating the fast access and visualization of desired information.
“I had a very good collaboration with both companies. I received major support from Vodafone Romania Foundation, and Datanet Systems perfectly blended the surveillance and telepresence technologies in an unitary system which represents an exceptional solution for me.“
Dr. Cătălin Cîrstoveanu, Head of Intensive Newborn Intensive Care Unit from the "M.S. Curie" Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children
“The technical telemedicine solution implemented in the "M.S. Curie" Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children was designed and developed by Datanet Systems based upon specific requirements of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Thanks to the competences of our specialists and their expertise gained from other completed projects, we’ve managed to efficiently translate the requirements of the medical team into an unique technological solution customized to the special needs of this field.“
Cornel Chirculete, Solution Architect UC & Contact Center, Datanet Systems
“This project has been a special opportunity to use the Datanet experience of IT systems integrator and its creative spirit to fulfill a set of specific requirements. The project implementation in the specific environment of Clinical Emergency Hospital was a challenge we’ve successfully overcome.“
Dragoș Pârvulescu, Enterprise Account Manager, Datanet Systems
“Within the project realized at "M.S. Curie" Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, Vodafone Romania Foundation has provided the necessary funding for the acquisition of the video, voice and data secure infrastructure, the next generation mobile devices, as well as level 1 support services through 24/7 available teams.“
Angela Galeţa, Director, Vodafone Romania Foundation