OLA Consortium Meeting in Miskolc (March 2018)

On March 21st and 22nd, OLA partners have met for a Consortium Meeting at the Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. permisses in Miskolc, Hungary.

This last physical meeting of the project was important to allign all the necessary effort from all partners to conclude the remaining tasks on the project.

The pilots’ evaluation is being performed, and the results were discussed together with the exploitation strategy. The OLA Business Model identifies the institutions as the primary customer segment. The OLA solution will be commercialized and financially sustainable through partnerships with Electronic Health Record Vendor, Healthcare Hardware vendors, owners of senior housings and also chronic diseases associations. The revenue streams with be generated on commercializing OLA solution by health as a service, composed by a package including the devices needed for measurements including the license to use the application for monitoring the data and also to manage the older adults’ activities.

On the second day of the meeting, the consortium visited the Nursing Home where the pilot activities in Hungary has been take place.

We were kindly guided inside the building, presenting us the different rooms, the nursing staff and it was also introduced to us some of the patients. From the moment we walked through the entrance, it was easy to see that they were happy to receive us and for being part of the OLA pilot trials.

At the end, there was a discussion between the OLA consortium with the directors, formal caregivers and older adults of the Nursing Home.

All of them were curious about the OLA project, wanting to know more details about the product, as well the situation of the pilots in the other countries, where the different realities of the three countries were discussed and compared. The nursing staff revealed the easiness of the process to measure the data, and they were also very enthusiastic on using the application with the NFC technology on the measurements for user identification, while the older adults revealed their interested in the solution as they want to be keeping monitored and feel safe for their results being analysed with the option to send alarms to their caretakers in case when the measured values are not on the recommended standard range.

 

Special thanks to Ezüst Híd Otthon (Nursing Home for Older Adults) in Miskolc, Hungary

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