Art Clinic

Art Clinic, one of Sweden’s leading specialists clinics, invests in new video technology in order to securely communicate with patients over large distances. This facilitates for patients all over the country to receive an increased availability, especially in the North of Sweden where distances are long.
The patient is offered the possibility to meet with the physician via the Internet using a technology that ensures both high security and good quality. The physician can be at their surgery and the patient can be at home using their smart phone, tablet or computer.
-We open up the possibility for patients to meet specialist doctors even if they live far away, says Ronnie Pettersson, CEO at Art Clinic.
In some cases the patient can take pictures of themselves that can be useful for evaluation during the examination. This means that the patient can be spared a long journey.
For Art Clinic the technology also means that they can reach more patients in a cost efficient manner for expansion all over the country.
The conditions for Art Clinic to use the technology are that it ensures security and integrity as well as high quality video and audio.
The security is high; no-one can hack their way in. And the video quality is high as well, says Ronnie Pettersson.
The video image must be clear enough and the audio well-synchronized to emulate that they are in the same physical room.
Art Clinic subscribes to a virtual meeting service that does not require any specialized hardware. Existing computers, tablets or smartphones can be used, both by the physician and the patient. A software and login credentials are included in the service, supplier of the service is Compodium.

Facts:
Compodium International AB offers cloud based services for digital meetings, telemedicine, e-health and live events, for instance video broadcasts of surgical procedures. Among their customers we can mention Inera AB, Karolinska University Hospital, Uppsala University Hospital, TDC and the Church of Sweden.
Art Clinic is one of Swedens leading specialists clinics and offers care within several areas like plastic surgery, orthopaedics, back surgery, general surgery and injection and laser treatments. Art Clinic has practises in Gothenburg, Halmstad, Jönköping and Uppsala. They have also agreements with several county councils. To start with Art Clinic offers video consultations with their plastic surgeons in Uppsala.

By |2017-08-22T16:20:56+02:00June 2nd, 2016|Categories: eHealth, healthcare, secure video conferencing|Comments Off on Art Clinic

Compodium provide video links for live surgical procedures

During the 2015 congress of the European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (Europeiska sällskapet för sjukdomar i matstrupen) in Stockholm, November 5th – 7th 2015, Compodium was granted the mission to provide technical system and cloud services for live surgical sessions. Video links where connected between the conference venue at Sheraton Hotell, down town in central Stockholm and the two hospitals of Karolinska Huddinge and Ersta. Via the video conference links, the conference delegates where able to follow the ongoing surgical procedures at each hospital when the performing surgeons shared procedures and insights. The delegates from Sheraton could interactively collaborate with comments and questions during the full day session.
The mission was produced in co-operation with Olympus Sweden, one of the major suppliers of medical optical solution to Scandinavian hospitals.
A video coverage can be viewed on Compodiums web TV servers (in Swedish).

About Olympus
Olympus is a worldwide leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology within healthcare. Olympus supply endoscopes, laparoscopes, video and imaging systems, electro-surgical devices, system integration solutions and endotherapy instruments to a majority of healthcare operators in Europe

By |2017-08-22T17:01:17+02:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: Distributed events, eHealth, healthcare, News, secure video conferencing|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Compodium provide video links for live surgical procedures

National eHealth Day 2015

On October 6, 2015, Compodium were proud to handle the video documentation of the ‘National eHealth Day’ in Stockholm for the sixth year in a row.

More than 80 speakers participated and the halls were packed with over 1000 e-health enthusiast from all over the country, and other parts of the world.

One of the speakers was the Swedish minister of health, Gabriel Wikström, who held the opening keynote.

By |2017-08-22T20:58:35+02:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: eHealth, healthcare, News, secure video conferencing, virtual meetings, web tv|Comments Off on National eHealth Day 2015

ASCOM signs cooperation agreement with Compodium

Swiss telecommunication company ASCOM signs a development agreement with Compodium to develop video conferencing functionality in its new smart phone MYCO.

MYCO (which stands for “MY COmpanion), is specifically designed for communication needs within the health care sector. It is based on the Android operating system and ready for rapid integration with existing systems in the customer health care processes. MYCO also supports third-party applications, and that is where health care video services by Compodium will be the perfect fit.

Stefan Blomén, ASCOM sales manager in Sweden is looking forward to the cooperation with Compodium:

– We see huge value in using MYCO along with Compodium, the video services that’s already established in the health care sector. Now, MYCO users can establish virtual video and audio connections with experts around the clock. With a virtual colleague instantly available the MYCO users are never alone!

For more information, see this video (in Swedish w/ English subtitles) from the launch at the Vitalis Fair in Gothenburg, April 2015.

About Ascom:
Ascom is an international solutions provider with comprehensive know-how in healthcare workflows and telecommunications. The company is active in Wireless Solutions (an international market leader for high-value, customer-specific on-site communication solutions and workflow optimization) and Network Testing (a global market leader in testing, monitoring, post processing, and performance optimization for mobile networks). The Ascom Group is headquartered in Switzerland, has subsidiaries in 19 countries and employs around 1,700 people worldwide. Ascom registered shares (ASCN) are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich.

By |2017-08-22T16:27:07+02:00June 22nd, 2015|Categories: business, eHealth, secure video conferencing|Comments Off on ASCOM signs cooperation agreement with Compodium

Innovative technologies for the emergency care of the future

Compodium participates in the Vinnova-supported project “Innovative technologies for the emergency care of the future”. This multi-year project, led by Region Skåne, will develop methods and interactive technology to enable early assessment of an accident already at the accident site, as well as remote expert support directly to the following ambulance transports. One area to be specifically studied is the possibility for remote expert support in the assessment and early treatment of stroke patients.

The result of the project is expected to be substantial savings for healthcare providers much improved quality of life for patients.

Project participants from the County Council and academia:
The Prehospital Unit of Region Skåne, Emergency ward and IT/MT Services, Skåne University Hospital, The Primary Health Care Clinic in Hässleholm , the Ambulance Services in the greater Stockholm AB , the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University.
Project participants from the business community:
Compodium, Axis, Saab, Falck, Standby, Franz Mille Solution, HiQ, Preventia, etc.

By |2017-08-22T20:42:57+02:00June 15th, 2015|Categories: eHealth, healthcare, News, secure video conferencing, technologies, virtual meetings|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Innovative technologies for the emergency care of the future

Inera AB extends video management agreement with Compodium

Inera AB (the joint coordinator for e-health work in the county councils and regions) signs an extension agreement for 2015 with Compodium that covers continued management of the nation wide video services on Sjunet (the internal health care computer network).
Compodium’s video services are provided to all health care providers and suppliers that frequent Sjunet and are being used for administrative meetings, clinical telemedicine, home nursing and education.
The usage of video conferences and virtual meetings within the health care system are increasing with more than 20% annually and has developed from being a test and pilote operation to be an integrated part of the health care providers patient care.
Meeting services from Compodium are based upon the very latest mobile video technology wich makes it possible to leave the fixed video conferencing rooms and meet using smart phones, tablets and computers.
The heath care can now meet and treat patients in their homes and the patients relatives can, no matter where they live, be engaged and the the health care can be performed efficiently and with increased quality.
Compodium, a pioneer in Video meetings since 1997, has it’s headquarter in Luleå Sweden and sales offices in Stockholm Sweden and in North Carolina, USA.

By |2017-08-22T20:35:40+02:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: eHealth, healthcare, News, secure video conferencing, virtual meetings|Tags: , |Comments Off on Inera AB extends video management agreement with Compodium

The County Council of Västernorrland meets in great numbers

The County Council of Västernorrland orders innovative multi-party service from Compodium.

The County Council experiences a growing trust and maturity to use travel-free meetings and virtual meeting services, both for administrative meetings, clinical telemedical purposes to different e-health applications. The need for cooperation between different geographical locations and meetings with many party’s has meant that they have out-grown their existing IT platform for multi-party meetings. New needs for mobile video communication also arises, for instance for patient care in the home, flexible home work stations or video meetings in the field.

– Compodium’s video services fulfills all of these varied needs in an innovative and robust way and we are happy to be able to aid the county council with efficient, environmentally sustainable and exceedingly cost effective video meetings solutions, says Bengt Grahn, CEO at Compodium.

By |2017-08-22T21:37:13+02:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: eHealth, News, secure video conferencing, technologies, virtual meetings, web tv|Comments Off on The County Council of Västernorrland meets in great numbers

Live surgery in Almedalen

Almedalen, the unique politicians week

The 2014 activities in Almedalen draws a record crowd. In front of a packed remote seminar audience representatives from the Karolinska University Hospital and the County Council of Västerbotten told about their experiences of distance medical care and how telemedicine and e-health contributes to higher efficiency, lower costs and a better care for patients, both within rural and metropolitan areas. During the seminar Compodium assisted with quality assurance of connections and video technology from the live surgery performed at Huddinge Hospital.

-Everything worked perfectly and the audience got to see an impressive display in practical telemedicine at it’s best, says Thomas Molén, strategist within distance care at the County Council of Västerbotten.

The unique Almedalen week: The Almedals week has been held on the island of Gotland in over forty years. It all started in 1968 when the then Education Minister Olof Palme spoke from a truck at the gunpowder tower in Almedalen.

The early years of political speech has evolved to become the largest political meeting place, with participants from all political parties and corporate Sweden. Through democracy and openness this is the week everyone want to debate political platforms and social issues. The openness and accessibility during Almedals week is unique both for Sweden and the world. All events during the week are free and open to everyone.

The political parties in Parliament are the core of Almedals Week. Their participation in seminars, press conferences and speeches from Almedalen form the foundation of the week, but other events are just as important.

Illustration: In upper left corner of the picture we can see the audience, the operating room at Huddinge Hospital is below that and specialist doctor Urban Arnelo giving support to the medical team in the operating room via video link is located in the upper right corner as well as a clinical live video feed of both X-ray and endoscopy (in the lower part of the screen shot).

Information: The ERCP procedure (Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography) that was demonstrated is an effective and merciful examination method where a narrow and maneuverable tube (an endoscope) is inserted via the mouth down to the stomach and duodenum. This examination method is mostly used for investigation purposes but also in order to remove gallstones as well as to enlarge suppressed ducts

By |2017-08-22T20:49:58+02:00July 2nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, education, eHealth, healthcare, News, secure video conferencing, technologies, virtual meetings, web tv|Tags: , |Comments Off on Live surgery in Almedalen