July, 22 2019 Investee Partner Pflegeplatzmanager GmbH concludes important contract

The Pflege­platz­man­ager GmbH has con­cluded a frame­work agree­ment with the Baden-Würt­tem­berg Hos­pi­tal Asso­ci­a­tion (BWKG) on the use and joint fur­ther devel­op­ment of the “Pflege­platz­man­ager”. All mem­bers of the BWKG (203 hos­pi­tals, 616 care facil­i­ties, includ­ing 92 out­pa­tient care ser­vices and 42 facil­i­ties for the dis­abled, as well as 130 pre­ven­tive care and reha­bil­i­ta­tion facil­i­ties) are offered a web-based plat­form solu­tion to sup­port the place­ment and trans­fer process of patients with the Pflege­platz­man­ager. This uni­form tech­ni­cal solu­tion enables tar­geted com­mu­ni­ca­tion for dis­charge and trans­fer man­age­ment in com­pli­ance with the law and con­tracts. The high time expen­di­ture for the search for fol­low-up care is to be sig­nif­i­cantly reduced through the use of the nurs­ing place manager.
The Care Place Man­ager com­pletely dis­penses with the use of scor­ing algo­rithms and relies on a neu­tral place­ment process. This means that user behav­iour is not influ­enced. The deci­sion about nurs­ing care is also solely in the hands of the patient or his rel­a­tives. “The active imple­men­ta­tion of the right of wish and choice is a mat­ter close to our hearts.” explains Alexan­der Bauch, founder and man­ag­ing direc­tor of Pflege­platz­man­ager GmbH. “In addi­tion, we strengthen fair com­pe­ti­tion among after­care and con­tin­u­ing care providers, because they can use the plat­form to present their offers pos­i­tively and receive all suit­able requests with com­plete trans­parency and doc­u­men­ta­tion of the admis­sion and trans­fer management.”
The Care Place Man­ager can sup­port facil­i­ties, patients and their rel­a­tives in find­ing the right care. Hos­pi­tals, as well as pre­ven­tive care and reha­bil­i­ta­tion facil­i­ties, are legally obliged to organ­ise fol­low-up care for patients while they are still in their facil­i­ties by means of struc­tured dis­charge man­age­ment. The fol­low-up and fur­ther care providers such as nurs­ing facil­i­ties or out­pa­tient care ser­vices are faced with many requests due to the lack of care capac­i­ties, which they often have to turn down. The care place man­ager can help to shorten the search and sig­nif­i­cantly reduce the bureau­cratic effort.
In recent years, it has become increas­ingly dif­fi­cult to find the right care pro­vi­sion and this sit­u­a­tion will become even more acute in the com­ing years. This is because demo­graphic devel­op­ments in Ger­many mean that the num­ber of elderly peo­ple is ris­ing and thus the num­ber of peo­ple in need of long-term care is also likely to increase. The task of organ­is­ing the care of these peo­ple after they are dis­charged from hos­pi­tal or rehab is thus becom­ing more exten­sive and more com­plex. The scarce pro­fes­sion­als in all med­ical and nurs­ing facil­i­ties there­fore need tech­ni­cal, above all dig­i­tal solu­tions for effec­tive and effi­cient use of their time capac­i­ties. By using the com­mu­ni­ca­tion plat­form Pflege­platz­man­ager, social ser­vice staff can gain valu­able time that they need for their work with patients.
By Jan­u­ary 2020, all inter­ested clin­ics, as well as after­care and con­tin­u­ing care providers in Baden-Würt­tem­berg should be able to work with the plat­form. “The sched­ule is sporty. But we want to quickly con­vince the users of the advan­tages of the plat­form. In the next step, reha­bil­i­ta­tion clin­ics and aid sup­pli­ers will also be actively inte­grated into the dis­charge and trans­fer man­age­ment,” says Chris Schiller, also man­ag­ing direc­tor and founder of Pflege­platz­man­ager GmbH. With the sup­port of a coun­cil of experts from par­tic­i­pat­ing clin­ics, care facil­i­ties and the BWKG, the func­tion­al­ity of Pflege­platz­man­ager is being fur­ther devel­oped in a user-friendly way. “For us as a start-up, the con­clu­sion of the frame­work agree­ment means a great suc­cess,” Bauch and Schiller agree.

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Tina Vogel
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Pflege­platz­man­ager GmbH, founded in Feb­ru­ary 2018, is one of the most ambi­tious start-ups from Thuringia. The founders, Alexan­der Bauch and Chris Schiller, who were awarded the Thuringian Founders’ Prize for inno­v­a­tive busi­ness ideas, have been work­ing on the busi­ness model since 2016 and are using it to pro­fes­sion­alise the dis­charge man­age­ment of hos­pi­tals, as well as the occu­pancy and admis­sion man­age­ment of sec­ondary care providers in the event that the patient is in need of care. Together, the two founders can look back on 10 years of pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence as facil­ity man­agers in inpa­tient care facil­i­ties. Fur­ther­more, the start-up received the Thuringian Inno­va­tion Award in 2018 and the Ger­man Dig­i­tal Award 2019 in silver.
The com­pany is on course for expan­sion. Work is car­ried out at the Greiz, Jena and Dres­den loca­tions and the team of employ­ees has now grown sig­nif­i­cantly into the dou­ble-digit range.