Implementing a remote pathway

A bariatric care pathway went contact-free in just 4 weeks.

Medical University Centre Mannheim - Department of Bariatrics

Mannheim, Germany

During COVID-19, this bariatric department needed to quickly reduce in-person consultations while keeping the pipeline filled once elective surgeries were reinstated. 

We helped them create and implement a low- and no-contact pre-surgical pathway in just four weeks, reducing the risk of infection while freeing up hospital capacity. And because consultations were now handled remotely, they were also able to attract additional patients from farther away.



We thought the main issue was the software tool. Medtronic IHS helped us understand that there is a lot more to successfully running a remote pathway. What we have now is much more comprehensive and patient friendly.

- PD Dr. med. Mirko Otto, Head of Bariatric Surgery







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