Empowerment for stroke victims: a mobile digital system for the improvement of relapse-prevention, medical knowledge and self-determination
The PostStroke-Manager is a patient-oriented digital system, which utilizes everyday means of communication to facilitate a coordinated long-term care of stroke-victims. The system is conceived as complementary to the existing stroke pilot system (Schlaganfalllotsen). While the stroke pilot program takes care of patients during the first year after an acute incident, the PostStroke-Manager takes over one year after an incident to guarantee long-term aftercare. In Regions where no stroke pilot is available the PostStroke-Manager can fill the gap and provide support immediately after the incident.
The PostStroke-Manager is designed to integrate patients, general practitioners and stroke pilots into one easy-to-use platform for communication and information exchange. It serves as the base for innovative digital services, new ways to provide care and a structured disease management program for stroke-related illness.
The project is funded by public funds of the Free State of Saxony within the scope of the guide line “eHealthSax” for a time frame of 3.5 years. There is a close cooperation with the Independent Division for General Medicine (Selbstständige Abteilung für Allgemeinmedizin) of the Medical Department of the Leipzig University and the German Foundation for Stroke-Help (Stiftung Deutsche Schlaganfallhilfe). Furthermore, the project is supported by the German Pension Insurance Central Germany (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Mitteldeutschland).
“Diese Maßnahme wird mitfinanziert mit Steuermitteln auf Grundlage des von den Abgeordneten des Sächsischen Landtags beschlossenen Haushaltes.“
(This measure is co-financed from tax funds based on the financial budged, decided upon by the delegates of the state parliament of Saxony.)