Asseco Supports Pregnant Women
Almost 10,000 children have been born under the pilot program offering coordinated care for pregnant women (KOC), which has been launched by the National Health Fund (NFZ). The program was implemented by selected healthcare providers from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, and there is a possibility to extend it until September 30, 2017. The project is supported by the IT Monitoring Preventive Program (SIMP), developed by Asseco Poland.
The goal of the National Health Fund (NFZ) is to provide comprehensive medical care to pregnant women and newborns. Under the program, the participants gain full access to health care services related to pregnancy and childbirth. A pregnancy and a child's health is supervised by an obstetrician, a midwife and other medical staff. A team of specialists takes care of the health of a pregnant woman from the moment of a confirmation of a pregnancy to the first six weeks of life of a newborn baby. In addition, the program guarantees home visits of midwives, breastfeeding consultations, and, in the case of post-pregnancy complications, the treatment of newborns.
According to data from June this year, 12,300 women have participated in the KOC program. It has resulted in 9,900 newborns. The project has been joined by 13 coordinating hospitals, which have been cooperating with 28 other entities in offering the KOC services. The results of the pilot program have been so satisfactory that the National Health Fund (NFZ) has decided to continue its work.
Asseco has been supporting the digitization of the Polish healthcare sector, in which modern technologies have been playing increasingly more important role, for dozen or so years. We are happy to share our experience, especially in such important projects as this one, which provides future mothers with a comprehensive care and safety. The Asseco system is currently used by 363 hospital employees and other health care providers participating in the program. I hope that it will continue to grow, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of Asseco Poland's Management Board.
The program has been directed to those institutions and providers which declare a minimum of 600 births a year and provide pregnant women with access to gynecological and obstetrics clinics, as well as midwife care.
On January 1, 2017, an expanded program of coordinated care for pregnant women (KOC II / III) was launched. It focuses on complicated pregnancies and is conducted by the providers from the II and III referral level. According to the data from June this year, the program has been joined by 13 coordinating hospitals, which have been cooperating with 16 entities in the whole country in the implementation of the services. 9,700 women have participated in the program, and 5,800 babies have been born. The implementation of both programs, the KOC and the KOC II/III, has been supported by Asseco's SIMP IT system. The system is also used in the implementation of preventive health programs.
The contracts with the National Health Fund (NFZ) are handled by the Kamsoft-Asseco consortium.