Medbase, Hirslanden, Groupe Mutuel, Helsana, and SWICA have come together to found a company dedicated to developing a digital healthcare ecosystem. The objective of this joint venture called Compassana is to optimise the way medical care is coordinated to improve treatment quality and process efficiency. The centrepiece of this new ecosystem is a simple, user-friendly portal, where customers can coordinate all their healthcare services.
Medbase, Hirslanden, Groupe Mutuel, Helsana, and SWICA have jointly founded the company Bluespace Ventures AG, through which they will pursue the establishment of the digitally enabled healthcare ecosystem, Compassana, and ensure its systematic further development.
With Medbase and Hirslanden, customers will have coordinated access to Switzerland’s densest network of outpatient and inpatient healthcare facilities. Three of Switzerland’s biggest health insurance companies – Groupe Mutuel, Helsana, and SWICA – are also participating in this joint project. All players in the healthcare sector will have access to it: doctors, other medical specialists and specialists in related fields, health insurance companies, and technology providers. Marcel Napierala, CEO of Medbase and Chair of the Board of Directors at Bluespace Ventures AG, invites other interested parties to become partners: “Our intention is to sustainably change the healthcare system for the better, making it more straightforward and efficient. We believe this can only be achieved when players from different areas within the healthcare sector come together to develop joint, innovative solutions.”
A digital portal will be the heart of the Compassana healthcare ecosystem. It facilitates the straightforward coordination of outpatient, inpatient and digital healthcare services. Customers can use it to organise their own healthcare services around the clock. Providing them access to their personal health records and treatment information empowers them to take on more responsibility for themselves. “Compassana will offer much more than basic digital services including checking symptoms, making appointments, and medical consultations over the phone. Digitally supported and medically optimised treatment or therapy options for general medical conditions will be available in the future. The collaboration between providers of medical services and health insurance companies opens up completely new approaches to medical care and how it is financed,” explains Peter Mittemeyer, CEO of Bluespace Ventures AG.
The initial offering will make its market début during the course of this year. This project is subject to a review by the Swiss Federal Competition Commission (COMCO).
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