At SmartMed I am, together with my colleague Ywe, responsible for the sales of SmartMed. Actually, it is one of the best and also most challenging function in the SmartMed organisation.
HOW DOES YOUR DAY LOOK?
Every day is different for me, because I deal with different people and healthcare facilities every day. It is interesting to experience up-close the mixed reactions of the market to this phenomena. In spite of the presence of many hard protocols, legal guidelines, and recommendations, almost every care organisation has their own policy for medications. I am confronted with this on a daily basis, and I face the challenge to transform this facility specific policy to a standardized approach in which quality and efficiency form the corner stone.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST AT SMARTMED?
Honestly? “The people”. SmartMed is still a relatively young organisation, consisting of driven professionals who all contribute to our application from a different angel. Collegiality characterized by dedication and a willingness to help, support, think along creatively, but also intense compassion. These are all ingredients that make working at SmartMed fantastic.
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU STARTED AT SMARTMED?
A hospital director once gave me the nickname “Salesman by nature”, and that is the best description of what I did before I joined SmartMed, and what I am actually still doing. Translate the challenges of care facilities to well working applications is still what interests me the most. Together with my team, I have successfully introduced the ZIS/EPF X/care in the market, and they managed to repeatedly defeat the current market leader Chipsoft. SmartMed once again faces the challenge of fighting against the establishment to introduce a new sound with our fresh approach.
WHAT IS YOUR VISION ON MEDICATION MANAGEMENT?
It is remarkable to see how professional care facilities deal with the challenges surrounding medication management. In their adherence area, hospitals have to seek intensive cooperation (and maybe force it) with apothecaries, the first line, and VVT-organisations. Each region has to establish a transparent medication file, in which, in the end, the “patient” is in control of its own AMO (Actueel Medicatie Overzicht).
With the arrival of the first EPF supplier independent management system, SmartMed fully focuses on facilitating the digital transformation medication care policy, which has been looked forward to for so long.