Please enable Javascript!

Accept necessary cookies
23. April 2014, Prague

The eHealth utilization in the Czech Republic is growing
MEDICAL NET from CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic has registered record amount of transmitted messages

Prague, 23 April 2014 – According to the data from CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic (CGM), their system MEDICAL NET has registered the same amount of transmitted messages in this year's first quarter as in the entire previous year. MEDICAL NET allows sharing securely electronic medical records.

Electronic system MEDICAL NET by CGM was launched last year and provides fast and safe delivery for messages while addressing the specific health department or employee. In the first quarter of 2014, it had transferred the same amount of electronic messages as in the entire previous year. Overall, from its launch in 2013, the system has already transferred over 63,000 messages.

"The entire process of sending and receiving messages is fully automated and simplified to allow doctors and medical staff work efficiently and to save their time," says Vladimír Přikryl, CEO of CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic, the supplier of MEDICAL NET.

Today the service is used by over 800 physicians and medical workplaces. Monthly exchange exceeds seven thousand messages and the number continues to grow. For example, in March the system has registered a 60% increase of transmitted messages in comparison to the previous month.

"Our workplace is in a position where we act as a sender to field practitioners, as well as a recipient of messages, especially from the University Hospital in Ostrava. The possibility of receiving and transmitting messages through MEDICAL NET significantly rationalizes operations efficiency not only for the nursing staff and medical staff, but also for patients who repeatedly save time by not having to deliver the medical records to their physician personally," says Miroslav Homza Chief Doctor at medical facility BENEDOR, one of the early adopters of system in Ostrava region.

During the first three months of 2014 MEDICAL NET was used the most in the following regions: Brno-město, České Budějovice, Mělník, Olomouc, Ostrava-město and Pardubice.

"The exchange of data represented by MEDICAL NET forms one of the pillars of the concept of eHealth in the Czech Republic, how our company see it and promote it," says V. Přikryl from CGM. The other pillars are the patient services, such as on-line ordering or on-line consultation and the event register, which tracks the movement of the patient in the system and allows the doctor to get information about where the patient was and optionally to request medical information from relevant doctors. For example, the system enables avoiding drug interactions and duplications.

About CompuGroup Medical AG

CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. Its software products are designed to support all medical and organizational activities in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, laboratories and hospitals. Its information services for all parties involved in the healthcare system and its web-based personal health records contribute towards safer and more efficient healthcare.

CompuGroup Medical’s services are based on a unique customer base of over 400,000 doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacies and networks as well as other service providers. With locations in 19 countries and customers in 43 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,000 highly qualified employees support customers with innovative solutions for the steadily growing demands of the healthcare system.

About CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic

CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic was established in 2009 by the merger of software companies, owned by the parent company CompuGroup Medical. The vision of the company is fully computerized healthcare. The company is a leader in the domestic market of hospital and ambulatory information systems. Doctors are highly satisfied with their products and services, as is confirmed by periodic surveys. The company is perceived as subject that is flexible, innovative, and interested in the problems and needs of physicians, which in the end makes their life easier. 110 employees work in branches in Prague, Brno, Pardubice and Ústí nad Orlicí. CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic is a member of ICT Union since May 2012.

Contact for media:

CompuGroup Medical AG
Lenka Volfová

Head of Marketing
T +42 (0) 737 208 692
E-mail: [email protected]

AMI Communications
Jakub Řehák

T +42 (0) 724 721 091
E-mail: [email protected]