José Paulo Carvalho, Founding Partner of Portuguese telehealth company Hope Care, explains how technology he has been developing for more than six years – HCAlert – is now helping hospitals remotely monitor and care for vulnerable patients in their fight against the pandemic.
The idea for the technology began in 2014 when, encouraged by the Portuguese government’s drive to develop technical solutions that would allow doctors to treat patients remotely, José met Doctor Luís Oliveira from Cova da Beira Hospital, which serves the municipalities of Covilhã, Fundão, Belmonte and Penamacor.
As Dr Luís explains: “We began working with Hope Care on an innovative new system that would allow us to monitor the health of patients with chronic heart failure remotely, reducing the need for them to come to hospital.”
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