Florence -The telemedicine project for North African Countries developed by the Florentine company, leader in the healthcare software sector, was presented on the 9th of April at the “Infopoverty” World Conference, whose aim is fighting against poverty through Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
“Spreading a new way of delivering healthcare thanks to technological innovation and on-field training, in order to expand the right to healthcare to the entire population in a more efficient and economically sustainable way”.
This is the “EMedMed” project by OCCAM (Observatory for Cultural and Audiovisual Communication), UN affiliated agency, aimed at developing telemedicine in three North African Countries (Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt), which will be carried out by the technological partner Dedalus Group, Florentine company leader in the clinical healthcare software and operating in 30 Countries worldwide. The project was presented by Giorgio Moretti, Dedalus’ President, on Thursday April 9th in New York, at the United Nations headquarters, in the ambit of the “XV Infopoverty World Conference”, who fights against poverty through the use of the new ICT technologies. The conference was broadcasted live on web TV to the representatives of more than 100 developing Countries, and its main theme the “Global Healthcare” started with the environmental conditions and through the food security, led to the modern healthcare applications that make extensive use of the new technologies.
The “EMedMEd” project aims at developing telemedicine by relying on an innovative software solution created by Dedalus, the “Interoperability Platform”, which manages the exchange of healthcare information between the various information, administration and clinical systems. In addition, Dedalus will have the task of assisting the local healthcare structures and supplying technology and technological services to support the administrative and medical-scientific staff, allowing them to work in full autonomy.
In addition to the technological part, the project is in fact based on a training and assistance service for the medical and paramedical professionals of every country. The involved countries will exploit telemedicine in three different sectors: pulmonology in Tunisia, gynaecology in Egypt and diabetes in Morocco. The training, testing and on-field checks stage will have a duration of between 24 and 36 months, after which every local healthcare organization will be able to spread practice and technology within its territory. At the moment the project is experimental and will have a value of €4 million, but OCCAM’s goal is to expand it to other developing countries.
Founded in 1990 in Florence, Dedalus is a leading provider of healthcare software systems in Italy and a growing international player, with more 250 of its 1,000 employees located abroad. The company provides a fully comprehensive range of software products, services, and solutions covering both primary and secondary care settings. This deep and long-term knowledge of the whole healthcare process allows Dedalus to lead innovative projects in more than 20 countries, helping to shape healthcare models of the future.