Berne, 21 July 2011
The free health dossier from Swisscom’s subsidiary Evita is now available in French, Italian and English as well as German. The addition of the new languages means Evita is now a health dossier for the whole of Switzerland and fulfils a further requirement of Switzerland’s eHealth strategy.
With Evita, health data and documents can be stored securely online and can be accessed at any time and from anywhere in the world via a secure login system. These days, important health-related documents and data, such as doctor's reports, diagnoses and X-rays are often difficult to find when you need them. Users can now classify and store this information in their own personal Evita health dossier, which can be accessed by third parties, e.g. doctors, as and when required.
Patrick Kutschera, CEO of Evita AG says: “It is important for Evita to offer an online health dossier for the whole of Switzerland as this is the only way to ensure that both customers and healthcare providers, such as doctors and hospitals, reap the full benefits.” The role of personal health management in the prevention and treatment of illnesses is becoming increasingly important the world over. An important measure in this respect is networking the players in the healthcare sector, one of the objectives of the Federal Government’s eHealth strategy. Swisscom and Evita are therefore particularly committed to providing a product which can be used throughout Switzerland and which serves as an example of how the patient portal envisaged by the eHealth strategy might eventually look.
Evita AG develops and distributes electronic products and solutions for personal preventative care and health management, with a focus on enhanced networking between patients and healthcare providers. In 2009 it launched the electronic health dossier Evita Med, Switzerland's first doctor-maintained health dossier. In May 2011 Evita AG launched the free online health dossier of the same name. Evita AG is a subsidiary of Swisscom Ltd and is based in Berne.
Evita can be flexibly adapted to the health and family requirements of its users. For example, Evita offers two subscriptions, Evita and Evita Plus, as well as the additional module Evita Diabetes. In the free Evita subscription, you can store health data, travel details and important contacts. Evita Plus, which can be trialled free of charge for three months, and then costs CHF 3 a month, allows you to manage the whole family’s details in addition to the basic functions, and enables the simple transfer of vital statistics, such as weight, blood pressure and pulse information directly from the relevant devices. The additional module, Evita Diabetes, provides diabetics with an electronic diabetes diary for a fee of CHF 2 per month.
Swisscom pursues a holistic approach in the healthcare market, by providing information and communication services both for service providers and for personal health management by private individuals.