The Cuviva solution
The tools Cuviva provides are simple to use: patients are given a dedicated computer that is connected to their healthcare center via the connectivity infrastructure provided by Tele2 IoT. The patient answers a short list of daily health questions and by using connected sensors the patient’s vital parameters are automatically reported. Such vital parameters include e.g. weight, blood pressure, saturation, pulse, fever thermometer and blood sugar levels. Private VPN transfers the data, which is screened in real time before being securely stored. In order to ensure true patient privacy there is two factor authorization – pin code and palm reader are examples of factor alternatives – which is provided in a way that the most fragile are included.
Patients decide who can access their records and data in an ongoing dialogue. There are virtual face-to-face meetings with healthcare providers, who have the patient’s medical records in front of them, allowing them to compare the patient’s medical history to what is happening in real time, getting a full view of the situation. Additionally, concerned friends or relatives can, with permission, take part in those meetings, as well as access health data.
“This lets friends or relatives to ask pertinent questions and be involved in the decision-making process,” says Cederqvist. “It is also good from the perspective of the healthcare providers. Some patients may have cognitive problems so having a supportive friend or relative joining the calls means everyone is getting the information needed in order to provide the best care.
“And because concerned parties may not live locally, this easily allows them to be an integral part of the process. Again, healthcare should be given on the patients’ terms and involve all parties. With Cuviva we can offer sustainable healthcare that is truly democratic.”
Why choose Tele2 IoT?
As Cuviva expands its connected healthcare solution to other areas, such as post-acute care, post-operative care, and care for women with challenging pregnancies, the need for a reliable IoT provider is mission critical.
“We chose Tele2 IoT because they bring a secure solution for connecting and that is vital for our solution, because health data must be kept private at all costs,” explains Cederqvist. “There is also good scalability in the infrastructure and we have the possibility to integrate and build our services on the Tele2 IoT platform. We need to know that our solution will work and Tele2 IoT is a key partner in making that happen.