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16. February 2015, Prague

Czech patients are getting used to online communication with their doctors
CGM LIFE eSERVICES: number of patients using this service exceeded 10,000

Prague, 16th February 2015 – According to data from CompuGroup Medical CR (CGM), their online patient scheme CGM LIFE eSERVICES has been used by more than 10,000 Czech patients and 100 health care facilities and doctors within a year of its introduction. Among all countries using this scheme, the Czech Republic has reached the second position in rapid increase in number of physicians involved, closely following Germany.

The programme CGM LIFE eSERVICES, representing a successful market entry of CGM to the new segment of patient services, enables patients to schedule online appointments and consultations, and doctors to send results, findings and prescriptions. Czech patients make the most of the possibility of scheduling online appointments at the exact times . Both doctors and patients can instantly see the occupied time slots and can consequently tailor their availability or organize work activities. At the same time, the popularity and usage of e-prescribing service or online consultations with the doctor have been growing as well.

We can see that patients take interest in deeper involvement in the treatment process, and once given the chance, they will certainly use it,” says Vladimír Přikryl, General Manager at CompuGroup Medical CR. CGM, a respected provider of services to both physicians and hospital segment, believes it to be a clearly growing trend. Nowadays, with health care opening to new technologies and ways of communication, electronic communication with the doctor is becoming more and more popular and common for Czech patients.

Data usage of CGM LIFE eSERVICES also show that the greatest interest in the service was taken by doctors of specializations characterized by close contact with patients, such as gynaecologists, general practitioners, paediatricians and dentists.

This service is very simple, but at the same time variable. You can adjust it to requirements of any health care facility. You may also benefit from it at places where patients visit their doctor only irregularly. The list of physicians using this service includes almost all specializations,“ describes the popularity of the service among Czech physicians Ivan Dvořák, Head of Marketing at CGM.

About CompuGroup Medical AG

CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base of approximately EUR 500 million, 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 an eHealth company with one of the highest coverages among eHealth service providers. Approximately 4,200 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 a flexible, innovative subject that is interested in 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 has been a member of ICT Union since May 2012.

Contact for media:

CompuGroup Medical AG
Mgr. Ivan Dvořák

Head of Marketing
T +42 (0) 778 700 108
E-mail: [email protected]

AMI Communications
Jakub Řehák

T +42 (0) 724 721 091
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