Medicine Men is the software company behind the Viduet platform. Medicine Men has been building healthcare solutions for patients with chronic diseases since 2012. Starting in 2015, the focus shifted to the development of a platform that provides healthcare professionals the right tools to optimally monitor and support patients, clients and rehabilitants remotely. That platform is now called Viduet.
Our vision is to have healthcare professionals saved 1 million hours by 2030. With shortages of healthcare personnel and increasing demand for care, it is important that healthcare will be designed more efficiently. We support the concepts of integrated care and personalized care. We believe that healthcare can become more efficient when patients take control of their own health and are supported by family members and/or their network of healthcare professionals. With Viduet, we therefore offer healthcare professionals a platform to successfully put the concepts of integrated care, remote care and personalized care into practice.
In the summer of 2022, we placed more emphasis in our vision on saving time for healthcare professionals. Below you can read more about how we have developed the Viduet platform over the years.
When we started developing a platform for remote care in 2015, we consciously chose the patient as the center of our platform. Our vision was and is that in order to really help patients with a chronic disease, we have to build applications that they can use for all the years to come. Practically, this means that software must be simple, provide the lowest possible daily burden and must not give patients the feeling that they are confronted with their illness all day long. That is why we have consciously put patients at the center of product development in the first few years. This is also visible in the architecture of our platform.
The premise of our applications is that everything that a patient can do himself, should also be done by the patient himself. A patient in his strength has more control over his own health. Our software should enable patients to make the right decisions, but also - if things don't work out once - to quickly receive support from relatives and healthcare professionals. With the patient at the center of the architecture of the Viduet platform, we have been offering a platform that optimally facilitates integrated care since 2015. Numerous configurations of (transmural) care paths are possible within this architecture.
While our platform initially became known with a few successful applications for COPD and home blood pressure measurements, we already saw that healthcare professionals were overwhelmed by an increasing number of so-called point solutions in the market. Each of these apps offer a solution to a specific problem, but make management by hospitals and general practices very complicated and expensive. For example, in order to function properly, every app must be connected to the EHR of the healthcare organisation. We therefore decided that our platform should be a one-stop shop, in which healthcare professionals can put together a personal care program for each patient. In 2020, we therefore added care pathways for all chronic diseases to our platform. This has now (early 2023) grown into a library of care pathways for 18 different diseases. To reinforce the presentation of our platform as a one-stop shop for primary and secondary care organizations, we changed the name and style of our platform from “Emma” to “Viduet” in 2022.
Now that current healthcare is under great pressure due to the increasing number of chronically ill people and the shortage of healthcare professionals, we want to help organize healthcare in a smarter way. That is why we demand from ourselves that Viduet actually saves healthcare providers time and we will always put the potential time savings at the center of product development.
In September 2013, Medicine Men won the Vodafone Mobiles for Good award with its concept PebbleMED (the current name for this product is “Emma”). Two months later, the concept won third prize at the European finals of the Vodafone Mobiles for Good challenge.
Oscar van Dijk
Stefan van den Oord
Lead software developer
Software developer, data protection officer
Bart van Dijk
Junior Software Developer
Information Security Officer, Testing Manager