Unitary Healthcare is a startup founded by doctors that developed a system for managing non-urgent patient transfers. Their product “Uoma” is a patient logistics system that connects all the professionals related to the transfer. The idea of “Uoma” came from the flaws found in Taavi Saviauk’s — Unitary Healthcare’s founder, own clinical works.
Managing patient transfers between organisations and within an organisation is currently based almost exclusively on phone calls. Uoma removes the need for phone calls and improves the process significantly. — Taavi Saviauk
What makes Uoma ideal for healthcare organisations is that it removes the pain-points in the patient’s transfer process and instead becomes an aid that provides faster patient care, improves reports transfer, eliminates interruptions caused by telephone calls and enables data management.
In the future, the number of patient transfers will increase as the population ages and the number of emergency rooms and hospitals decreases. Unitary Healthcare’ goal is to build a model where the patient can get the best possible follow-up treatment as quickly as possible. At the same time, all parties related to the transfer can communicate asynchronously and real-time information is provided to all the patient’s stakeholders (relatives, sheltered housing, etc.).
Uoma was piloted in the Pirkanmaa hospital district area for approximately 2 years. According to Saviauk, “it was an exceptional co-operation model on a Finnish scale, where a joint piloting of the information system between Pirkanmaa hospital district, the City of Tampere and 10 municipalities were implemented together with Unitary Healthcare”.
Most recently, Unitary Healthcare won a large competitive tendering contest for the Pirkanmaa hospital district. In addition Satakunta hospital district has now started using Uoma. Through this collaboration Unitary Healthcare will be scaling their operations and will enter negotiations with several other hospital districts.