Ensure continuity of care: Actimi's solution for seamless remote patient monitoring
Remote patient monitoring is playing an increasingly important role in healthcare, especially in the care of patients with chronic diseases. A crucial problem is that patients only visit their doctors every few months and cannot be adequately monitored in the meantime. This is where the startup Actimi comes in and presents an innovative solution: a user-friendly platform for remote patient monitoring. In this interview with CEO Dr. med. Maximilian Weiß, you will learn how Actimi is revolutionising patient care and offering potential customers significant added value.The Actimi Team with 5-HT Ecosystem Manager Lisa at the DMEA
How would you explain your solution in three sentences to a professional colleague from the health sector?
Actimi is building the most user-friendly remote patient monitoring platform. Patients only visit their doctors every few months, resulting in large unmonitored time frames. Actimi changes this by providing patients with everything they need to monitor their vital signs. The data is sent to the patient's doctor, who can act if the patient's health deteriorates.
What problem motivated you to start the company?
As a physician who worked in the emergency room for over a year, I repeatedly saw patients who decompensated due to their chronic disease. This bothered me because I thought it was easily preventable if the patient's vital signs were continuously monitored. That was the moment when I started thinking about how to improve patient care through continuous monitoring.
How do you convince a pharmaceutical company, a health insurance company or another potential client to set up a pilot project with you?
Based on several studies in the US and Germany, such as the FORTANA study and the TIM-HF study, RPM was first reimbursed in the US in 2018. Since then, RPM has become a billion dollar market. Based on this data, Germany announced reimbursement in 2021. After the reimbursement started in 2022, Actimi went to several health care fairs like the DGK (German Cardiologists Congress) or the DMEA. There we met several physicians working in hospitals and outpatient clinics who were very interested in Actimi's solution. After the integration with the most important German hospital information system was completed, the first physicians immediately started licensing the product and enrolling their patients.
Who are your current customer (groups) and who do you want your potential customers to be?
Our current clients include several outpatient physicians and clinics. As heart failure is just the beginning of a wide range of remote patient monitoring applications, Actimi plans to expand its solution to include large hospital chains as well as various diseases such as diabetes, COPD and renal failure, as well as nursing homes and pharmaceutical companies.
Where do you see yourself in 3 years and how can 5-HT support you?
Our dream is that in 3 years, every patient with a chronic disease will have an Actimi RPM package delivered to their door. We strongly believe that the mix of a digital health tool IN COMBINATION with the daily expertise of doctors holds the future of the upcoming challenges like demographic change and elderly patients. 5HT could help us a lot by connecting us to different players in the healthcare industry like pharma, hospitals or others.
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