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New ESGE recommendations match CorporateHealth best practices

The new ESGE recommendations for SB capsule endoscopy picked up what CorporateHealth has been working on since many years:

  • Using qualified nurses as pre-readers
  • Performing capsule endoscopy as an outpatient procedure

CorporateHealth has created a team that achieves highest levels of quality and productivity by combining pre-reading by nurses with a medically sound validation by a doctor. This ensures trust in the results, no matter where the procedure was conducted.

Furthermore, CorporateHealth provides full patient management services: From a referral to transfer of the video, we can make sure that the patient is prepared well and the procedure conducted according to the latest best-practices: At any location, even the home of the patient.

In the newly published ESGE Technical Review, those processes are recognized as new recommendations.

 

Small-bowel capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy for diagnosis and treatment of small-bowel disorders: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Technical Review

Emanuele Rondonotti, Cristiano Spada, Samuel Adler, Andrea May, Edward J Despott, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Simon Panter, Dirk Domagk, Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Gabriel Rahmi, Maria Elena Riccioni, Jeanin E van Hooft, Cesare Hassan, Marco Pennazio

Endoscopy 2018 March 14

SMALL-BOWEL CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY (SBCE): 1: ESGE recommends that prior to SBCE patients ingest a purgative (2 L of polyethylene glycol [PEG]) for better visualization.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence.However, the optimal timing for taking purgatives is yet to be established. 2: ESGE recommends that SBCE should be performed as an outpatient procedure if possible, since completion rates are higher in outpatients than in inpatients.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence. 3: ESGE recommends that patients with pacemakers can safely undergo SBCE without special precautions.Strong recommendation, low quality evidence. 4: ESGE suggests that SBCE can also be safely performed in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators and left ventricular assist devices.Weak recommendation, low quality evidence. 5: ESGE recommends the acceptance of qualified nurses and trained technicians as prereaders of capsule endoscopy studies as their competency in identifying pathology is similar to that of medically qualified readers. The responsibility of establishing a diagnosis must however remain with the attending physician.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence. 6: ESGE recommends observation in cases of asymptomatic capsule retention.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence.In cases where capsule retrieval is indicated, ESGE recommends the use of device-assisted enteroscopy as the method of choice.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence.

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WEO CRC Screening Committee Meeting Presentations

The World Endoscopy Organization holds regular meetings of their CRC Screening Committee. CorporateHealth was represented by Tanja Nowak at the latest event in Barcelona. Interesting presentations were shown and discussions held, incl. an overview by Prof Gunnar Baatrup of Odense University Hospital of the first clinical trial supported by CorporateHealth.

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New article in The Scotsman

A short story how and why we got to Scotland at the Scotsman magazine

Innovation transforms rural healthcare in Scotland

Digital healthcare is linking the NHS to people living on Scottish islands

In modern life there are few areas that have seen more of a transformation through technology than healthcare. From help alarms to helicopter rescues, technology has changed our lives and nowhere more so than in the Highlands and Islands. …

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Home-Delivered CCE superior to standard colonoscopy

When you compare a standard colonoscopy with CorporateHealth’ home-delivered colon capsule endoscopy, the results speak for themselves: “In participants with complete colon capsule endoscopy and colonoscopy examinations (N=126), per-patient sensitivity of >9 mm polyps in colon capsule endoscopy (97%; 95% CI: 94-100) was superior to colonoscopy (89%; 95% CI: 84-94).”

Kobaek-Larsen, Morten, Rasmus Kroijer, Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig, Maria Magdalena Buijs, Robert J C Steele, Niels Qvist, and Gunnar Baatrup. “Back-to-Back Colon Capsule Endoscopy and Optical Colonoscopy in Colorectal Cancer Screening Individuals.” Colorectal Disease, n.d., n/a-n/a. https://doi.org/10.1111/codi.13965.

Collaboration with Health Innovation Campus Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Looking forward to drive video capsule service innovation in The Netherlands in collaboration with the Health Innovation Campus in Veldhoven.

New resident MMC incubator: CorporateHealth International

In the MMC Incubator, a number of companies have been established, which, in cooperation with the hospital and specialists in Máxima Medical Center, further develop their product.

CorporateHealth International provides IT-enabled health services that can scale. The first service offering targets Video Capsule Endoscopy: A procedure that uses a vitamin-sized capsule camera to investigate the lower gastrointestinal tract to replace invasive procedures like colonoscopies for initial diagnosis and surveillance. What typically is a labor intensive procedure where a doctor might have to spend up to 2 hours to analyse a video is delivered by CorporateHealth as a highly-productive, top quality, outsourced service.

By leveraging digital health IT and supply chain management solutions, CorporateHealth’ telemedical video capsule endoscopy can scale from individual practice level to whole nation screening programs. This results in lower costs, less risk for patients, and shorter waiting lists. The medical experts can then spend more time on patients and focus on challenging interventions.

CorporateHealth International was founded 2014 in Odense, Denmark, has their diagnostic team in Hamburg, Germany, and operates in various different European countries. In close collaboration with MMC a tailored solution for the Eindhoven Region, Brabant and eventually all of The Netherlands is being created to bring more innovative health technology into gastrointestinal disease management.

www.corphealth.co

Dutch contact: info@corphealth.nl

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Scotland Expansion

Proud to talk about how the strong support from Highlands and Islands Enterprise brought us to expand in Inverness, Scotland:

LIFE SCIENCES

Danish life science company locates to Inverness Campus

The expansion of the life science sector at Inverness Campus is taking another step forward with the announcement of thirty new jobs.

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