Our story

Driven by the desire to organize care better, more effectively, and more safely, in 2012 a project was created in collaboration with Buurtzorg Nederland to give district nurses an active role in thrombosis care. A logical step for several reasons. In terms of cost control in healthcare, de-duplicating the physical infrastructure will directly save costs. After all, district nurses frequently visit clients behind their front doors, whereby two to three care moments a day are not exceptional, while a staff member of the thrombosis service visits them on average once every two weeks. on average. An additional advantage is a close relationship that the district nurse has with the client, which means that relevant issues for thrombosis care can easily be reported. Besides, the switch from venous blood sampling to finger pricking proved to be a step forward for the client. With the help of the Roche INR-meter and a Portavita or Trodis portal, a district nurse could get to work. With the dosage schedule returned digitally, the district nurse could then set and administer the anticoagulant medication.

More than 500 district teams and 32 anticoagulation clinics started working together in this way. In 2014 this collaboration was threatened for financial reasons. The return on the investment of the INR meter was considered too low by some anticoagulation clinics to continue. Purchasing of community care also did not appear to be feasible, so a return to the old situation was obvious.

To prevent this, we started looking for an alternative to the Roche INR meter. This became the qLabs INR meter which, at our request, is equipped with Bluetooth. The first INR meter with Bluetooth on the market was primarily for safety reasons so that manual data entry would become unnecessary and errors would be avoided.

This was the starting point for optimizing the IT surrounding thrombosis care. By starting from scratch it was possible to create a single ecosystem. With the change in funding for nursing homes in 2018, we anticipated that our concept could contribute to anticoagulation care for clients. Through experiences and circumstances in the private situation, we are more than motivated to protect clients from bleeding and infarctions. In a vulnerable target group, we have shown our value by offering an all-in-one concept. A next step in our ambition is to serve anticoagulation services with our concept from a Shared Service Center perspective. And that step has now been taken!