Healthcare costs are increasing year after year. Health insurance companies have to become more competitive by merging with other companies or outsourcing services. For hospitals and doctors, this means providing better services while still saving on costs. And patients are increasingly being asked to take their health into their own hands. ICT solutions by Deutsche Telekom support all parties involved in the areas of telemedicine, telematics, care, hospitals, health insurance companies and in the secondary market for fitness and prevention. This is how the Group is helping guarantee quality and affordability in the healthcare sector - today and in the future.
iPads, telemedicine and alarm sensors
One example are iPads for doctors, thanks to which the doctors can securely access electronic patient data, such as physician letters, medical histories, findings or laboratory results, in just a few seconds and from anywhere. This frees up more time for the patients. Telemedicine solutions also improve efficiency, cost-effectiveness and patient safety in medical care: chronically ill patients can have their health data evaluated remotely, thereby saving time and money on the doctor's visit. What's more, Telekom helps older people lead self-sufficient lives in their own homes. This includes alarm sensors with a connected emergency call center.