Created less than four years ago, the start-up MyDocTool is a solution that allows remote monitoring of patients, before and after a surgical intervention. Before going to the hospital, the patient receives a cheklist, a questionnaire and personalized information on his smartphone. When he returns home, sometimes in the same day, because ambulatory surgery develops very quickly, he is even informed of the possible consequences, side and undesirable effects of his treatment, problems already observed in similar pathologies, etc.
“I had the idea of creating such a service because I myself had the experience of a chaotic health journey, with information that was not transmitted to the various specialists, lost documents, and for me sick a stress which added to my bad health “, explains Laurent Adda, the creator of the company. It offers its services to health establishments, public and private hospitals as well as to groups of clinics and regional health agencies. By industrializing and automating a certain number of questionnaires and procedures, and by establishing a dialogue related to their own pathology with patients thanks to a chatbot, this solution saves time for administrative and health services.
Chatbots and teleconsultations
At a time when the Samu and the hospitals are overwhelmed by the influx of patients affected or believing themselves affected by the Covid19, Laurent Adda adapted his tool so as to address the patients to his potentially carrier or affected chatbots. “They will have to answer questions allowing them to identify very quickly if they have the symptoms (respiratory gene, fever, cough)”. After this first step, they will be offered a teleconsultation. And depending on the case, they can be called by the hospital or the emergency service. “One thing is certain, this will allow emergency services to have a very clear vision of future flows on a single dashboard and to automate the first patient responses.” This solution makes it possible to sort, to relieve the emergency services. It will also make it possible to gather very precious data on the chronology of the epidemic and its extension in real time. It will also avoid leaving suspect cases in the wild without immediate response.
Already operational and free
Things are going very quickly for Laurent Adda, who has been working on this service for only a few days. “It will be fully operational before the end of the week. We are running a pilot with our partner Digital Medical Hub (spinoff of the AP-HP Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris), but we are technically already ready”. In addition to French hospitals, the MyDocTool tool is already of great interest to several neighboring countries including Spain and Scandinavia. The Tunisian government also contacted him. “I did not have time to think about the economic model, with my partner Isabelle Huzan, medical radiologist by training, I launched myself headlong into this solution because it was impossible for us to swing our arms or to promote products too far from what is lacking in our hospitals today. We offer our solution and we will see much later how to finance it is not our immediate concern. ” This repeat entrepreneur, ex-University of Paris Dauphine, says he is impressed by the dedication of the hospital staff he knows well. “The doctors are listened to, the French show that they are concerned and show an unprecedented civic sense. We will succeed!”