South African Electronic Medical Records (EMR) provider, Med-e-Mass, has partnered with Israeli eHealth startup, Datos Health, to improve the delivery of care to chronic patients in South Africa.

By using Datos’ Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) management solution, the partnership will enable Med-e-Mass to link care plan incentives to a patient’s remote health progress, empowering the patient to take direct responsibility for their cost of care.

This approach of integrating insurers within the monitoring process alongside a patient and their doctor is anticipated to significantly improve patient engagement while delivering enhanced care at a lower cost.

Datos’ proprietary technology helps healthcare organisations, care teams and patients better manage PGHD on a large scale at a fraction of current costs, eliminating the need for costly call centres. Data validation and automated care processes ensure that only reliable and relevant PGHD emitted by any wearable medical monitoring device is incorporated into the clinical workflow, enhancing decision support.

The platform also increases patient engagement and automatically optimises care plans with the use of a personalised messenger bot.

“We are delighted to partner with Med-e-Mass. Their forward-thinking approach to involve insurers, patients and physicians under one health management platform will greatly improve the management of chronic conditions and reduce associated costs,” said CEO and Founder at Datos Health, Uri Bettesh.

“Our partnership with Datos will enable us to provide a new approach to personalise care plans for better patient management,” said Managing Director at Med-e-Mass, Gideon Brits.

“Using Datos’ automated PGHD platform, we will expand our capability to manage a complete health profile on a large scale,” continued Brits.

The Datos platform is already being used by healthcare organisations in the US and Israel, and this partnership with Med-e-Mass is Datos’ first large-scale implementation in South Africa involving hundreds of thousands of chronic patients.

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