The first months of this year have brought some technical improvements of the app STEMI but we have also focused on presenting it before the users – doctors and paramedics.
STEMI is the IT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018
Communication technology STEMI has received the “IT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2018” award during IT GALA night on October 4, 2018. The prestigious Slovak IT awards have been presented for the 18th time in a row this year. The event is organized by Digital Visions, the publisher of the well-known PC Revue magazine, and it aims to evaluate and reward the efforts of people and companies within the IT and telecommunication industry. About 80 participants competed in the following categories: IT Project, IT Product, and IT Person of the Year 2018, and the Most Profitable IT Company of the Year 2017. Communication technology STEMI has won the IT Product of the Year category with the highest score for the assessed originality and innovation of the product, design and features, benefit for the target group, and the actual use.
5 reasons why STEMI is an app tailor-made for healthcare professionals
If you watched our videos from our homepage, you are most likely familiar with the basics of how the app STEMI works. However, you may be asking now how it differs from the common daily-used apps that allow sending pictures and making phone calls. Since STEMI has been created as a solution for the real problems of everyday clinical praxis in the field of invasive cardiology (you can read ”Our Story“ to learn more), our goal has always been to create an app with specific features designed to meet the specific needs of paramedics and other healthcare professionals involved in life-saving situations. We believe the following 5 reasons will answer this question for you:
How it all began
The analysis of the Slovak registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes (SLOVAKS) has shown that in managing patients with myocardial infarction (also called STEMI), there are two main causes of time delays: the first one is the hesitation of patients in seeking medical help, and the other one is the fact that many times patients are not directly transported to the specialized centers where the necessary procedure (called PCI) can be performed but they arrive there only by the secondary transportation during which the precious time is lost. To be more specific, the analysis has discovered that more than a third of all PCIs were performed outside the recommended time limit and the median of the total ischemic time was approximately 230 minutes, mainly due to the secondary transportations.