WW8 Health Tech Inc 

Toronto, Canada
Raquel de Castro Boechat, Chief Marketing Officer
Which of the following best describes your company?
Small- or medium-sized company

Type of company (check all applicable)
  • Health Tech

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Area of Specialization
  • Digital Health

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Do you have a need for / interest in hiring a coop/intern student?
Yes, immediately

Describe your company's current technology and solutions
Athimos is a cloud-based platform that consolidates the whole clinical patient information in an easy-to-use software for physicians, clinics and small hospitals. It integrates different areas and other suppliers to clarify all patient clinical information and help physicians to make agile decisions, based in safe and complete data about the patient, the best practice protocols and alerts.

At Athimos, healthcare professionals can see images, blood exams, patient documents, prescribe medication, schedule consultations and procedures.

We have been based in Brazil for more than 10 years, where we have more than 6,000 users in hospitals and multidisciplinary clinics.

Using Athimos, physicians can reduce more than 70% of the time filling reports.

Last month we started to implement - for the first time completely virtually - our Electronic Health Record in a Hospital in Sao Paulo/Brazil.

All the meetings and integrations will be made online.

The goal is to finish all the implementation in 2 months, and train 800 health professionals in 2 weeks.

Here in Canada, we spent the last year in research and developing to adapt our solution for the Canadian marketing, where we have been supported by the accelerator Latam Startups, Seneca Helix and Venture Lab IBM with infrastructure, mentoring sessions and networking.
We are also leading innovation projects and researches. One project is a partnership with OCE and Mars Innovation Center called ENCQOR 5G iPaaS Testbed Access. It is an unfounded project, that we were planning to apply for funded, but it is paused right now during the pandemic. The project called Clinical 3D Avatar aimed to develop a technology that uses Electronic Medical Records to superimpose patients’ medical conditions onto their personalized 3D images for providing more accurate diagnosis and the best course of treatment.

We were also beginning an application for one funded project (that is paused during this pandemic) with OCE called the Next Generation Program (NGNP). Our objective with the project is to test security and stress aspects from our software Athimos, focused on the Ontarian regulations and with our partnership with IBM. We plan to demonstrate compliance with PIPEDA and define metrics of performance and cost of infrastructure in different scenarios of hosting the solution in containers architecture in IBM Cloud. The expected success will provide reliable information about the security and viability of hosting Electronic Health Records in the cloud for hospitals. The results will also give technical support for the pricing strategy over the right balance of infrastructure costs and software performance.

Are you aware of any current government challenges or opportunities that would be addressed by using your technology solution? Or a future need you can identify?
Our solution is a digital platform that can be used during this pandemic time to help physicians and mental health professionals for online patient care.

To help combat the COVID-19 pandemic and still guarantee access to medical support, Athimos Electronic Medical Record created a new feature for Mental Health professionals, free of charge, for online patient care inside Ontario Province. The new resource is available on www.athimos.com and mental health professionals only have to register to create a free personal account to meet their patients in a private online visit room. From this step on, Athimos software will automatically open the room and it will be available to input the clinical patients’ records.

As the COVID crisis continues, please describe specific opportunities where your technology might support Canadian needs / government needs
Hospital healthcare professionals must be worried about their patient care. What we see in remote areas is that our technology can help physicians to access information, global protocols, new tools and online resources to help them to make their own decisions. It is mandatory for the present and future the adoption of remote deployment technologies, cloud-based software for the reduction of technical teams and data security.
Small hospitals in difficult access areas should not have to be worried to hire specialized technical teams to be responsible for hardware and assure the security of data. There are alternatives to use cloud-based systems, guided with the Canadian rules and regulations, to assure safety and use human resources to be focused on the needs of the patients and the healthcare teams.
What I see for the future is more focused on tools and resources for the patient. Pos consultation guidance, agile online prescriptions, integrated systems to help patients that are abroad.

Do you have any final reflections or comments?