Digital platform Helena supports healthcare providers with video consultations and secure sharing of medical documents
Every day, more than 40,000 healthcare professionals use one of the software solutions provided by Ghent-based Corilus, a pioneer in the digitalisation of the healthcare sector. In late 2019, the company launched Helena, a highly secure care platform for patients, doctors and other primary care professionals. When the coronavirus outbreak began, this application made it possible for doctors to have digital consultations via videoconferencing, to provide adequate medical advice, and to deliver the required medical prescriptions electronically.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, the use of applications for general practitioners and on-call medical staff increased exponentially, as did the use of Helena. It was important to ensure that the various solutions remained safely available 24/7, now that public health was facing such a threat. In addition, the hosting must constantly comply with the strict eHealth privacy rules, and confidential processing and storage must be guaranteed. Fortunately, Corilus had made a timely transition to cloud hosting, which had to meet the following requirements: