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24. August 2015, Prague

Czech patients are getting used to the new trends in health care, online contact between physicians and patients is growing

Prague, 24th August 2015 – More than 20,000 patients use online services software company CompuGroup Medical (CGM) to communicate with their physicians. One hundred percent increase in the number of people using online services compared to last year represents an increasing interest of Czechs in online appointment booking, examination results, prescriptions and online consultations, collectively known as the CGM LIFE eServices. People want to communicate easier and faster, save time and money.

The most used service in the long term is the electronic appointment booking system. More and more patients try to limit the time spent calling doctors and want to choose the most appropriate term of visit themselves. Making appointments online is popular even among doctors who sent, on average, 3,600 messages per month in the second quarter of 2015.

The number of online requests for repeated e-prescriptions and e-consultations has also increased many times since last year. "In case of online consultation, when the patients want to talk about their diagnosis, medication or course of treatment with the physicians, we have recorded fivefold increase," says Vladimír Přikryl, CEO and Managing Director of CompuGroup Medical Czech Republic regarding the results for the second quarter of 2015 and complements: “The increasing average number of messages transmitted has almost doubled since 2014 and reached about 1,500 messages per month in 2015, which corresponds with the current results."

Long-term vision of CGM is fully electronized health service, where data is stored safely, in structured form and easily accessible to authorized persons. An annual one hundred percent increase of patients newly registered for CGM LIFE eServices is proving that this vision is slowly starting to fulfill, and health care, where physicians and patients can communicate together quickly and easily in order to ensure the best possible medical care, is being developed. "Health care is becoming a trend. Patients' demand for participation in the system is growing every year, which is a positive feedback for us," adds Vladimír Přikryl.

About CompuGroup Medical AG

CompuGroup Medical is one of the leading eHealth companies in the world. With a revenue base of more than 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 approximately 400,000 doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other service providers in inpatient and outpatient facilities. With locations in 19 countries and products in more than 40 countries worldwide, CompuGroup Medical is the eHealth company with one of the highest coverage 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 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.

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CompuGroup Medical AG
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