After seeing gaps in clinical practice, my mission was to utilise digital technology to deliver better patient care and reduce administrative burden for gastroenterology clinics.
A/Prof John Ding,
MBBS (Hons), FRACP (Gastroenterology), PhD
medCompanion was developed because we believed we could incrementally improve how we deliver patient care through digital technology. By simply automating processes and improving workflows for private practice, patients could arrive well prepared for their colonoscopy resulting in significantly better patient outcomes.
We initially started as a bowel preparation reminder system with a companion app which accommodates white diet variations, multiple languages and all bowel preparation medications. We now offer home delivery of bowel preparation kits and educational resources for patients about the importance of bowel preparation and arriving better prepared for their colonoscopies. This has now expanded to also include an all-encompassing IBD patient management portal. COVID-19 reinforced the importance of patient safety, and to further reduce administrative burden on clinics, medCompanion now also offers clinical care services such as home delivery of biologic medications and the soon to be launched PBS administration.
What makes medCompanion unique is that it is a single portal for IBD care. It incorporates automated reminders and educational resources supplied by industry and trusted patient organisations like Crohn's and Colitis Australia, NPS and GESA. Patients can receive free home delivery of IBD complex biologics drugs. Clinics can benefit from the PBS administration service which enables the escalation of IBD medications and generates reminders for patients of their necessary investigations to ensure they are monitored at appropriate intervals. All this accessible via a single login.
I am proud of what we have achieved and hope that your clinic and patients benefit from using medCompanion as much as we have enjoyed bringing this to fruition.
medCompanion is powered by INTERACT Technology Group.
A/Prof Ding showcases medCompanion at
GESA Australian Gastroenterology Week 2021.