The future of healthcare - secure home tests with the opportunity for medical treatment – online!
Swedish Dynamic Code is the first digital player to now offer medical advice and e-prescriptions in connection with positive test results and combo tests for chlamydia and mycoplasma.
This means that the customer now gets both secure analyses results with 99.5% methodological certainty for these infections and, if the customer tests positive, gets the opportunity for medical advice and e-prescriptions directly via Dynamic Code's website. The medical advice is via partnerships with physicians and digital care centres in both Sweden and Denmark. Everything occurs digitally and the customer does not need to physically visit a care centre, either to get tested or for any treatment. Instead they can test themselves at home, get test results on Dynamic Code's website and then click through to get a digital care centre to get medical advice and treatment – all at times that work for the customer.
“We are currently offering this total concept for a selection of our self-tests and the goal is for all our products to come with the opportunity for advice and treatment,” says Anne Kihlgren, CEO of Dynamic Code. “We previously offered medical advice with the opportunity for e-prescriptions for positive test results for mycoplasma genitalis. Last winter Dynamic Code also launched the total concept for the test for bacterial vaginosis and fungus (Candida) in the genital area. We have received great responses from the customers and are now taking it even further and offering the same concept for chlamydia and mycoplasma,” Anne Kihlgren continues. “Dynamic Code is not a care provider itself, but we offer this service through close cooperation with care providers and medical experts,” concludes Anne Kihlgren.
One of the partners in Sweden is KRY.se, which is a digital care centre. The procedure with them is like what happens with a doctor, but you meet with the doctor via video conferencing or digital health forms that are reviewed and monitored by a doctor. The customer logs in with bank ID and makes an appointment with a doctor within 4 hours. Everything is stored in a record with the care provider under medical confidentiality. The difference is that this is done digitally.
We look forward to cooperating with Dynamic Code and making it easier together for people to take responsibility for their own health and help them when they need medical care,” says Fredrik Jung-Abbou, founder of KRY.se.
In Denmark, Laegerlinien offers help with medical advice and treatment. With Laegerlinien the customer gets results on a digital health form and then a licensed physician calls them within 4 hours to give advice and the opportunity for e-prescriptions that the customer can download directly.
It was with great pleasure that Laegerlinien was asked to receive and assist Dynamic Code's customers who test positive for chlamydia, mycoplasma and bacterial vaginosis in Denmark. “A prerequisite is that medical care be competent, and almost as important is that it is easily accessible for the patients,” says Morten With Feldman, founder of Laegerlinien. This matches Dynamic Code well and we are proud to be the first in Denmark to offer home testing integrated with healthcare,” concludes Morten With Feldman.
Along with digital healthcare providers such as KRY and Laegerlininen, we all have a very interesting business concept and a new way of thinking about the future of healthcare, where the patient and customer satisfaction are at the centre,” says Anne Kihlgren, CEO of Dynamic Code.
Facts: Total Concept from Dynamic Code AB
(currently for chlamydia, mycoplasma and bacterial vaginosis and in Sweden and Denmark)
- The customer buys a home test at the drugstore or carestore.com
- The customer takes the test at home.
- The customer sends in the test for analysis to Dynamic Code's accredited laboratory.
- Within 24 hours (from when the sample arrived at the lab and for the combo test chlamydia and mycoplasma) the customer can get their results on carestore.com
- If the customer gets a positive response, they can click through to a doctor and get advice and e-prescriptions.
- Within 4 hours a doctor will contact the customer.
- The customer gets their prescription and drugs at any pharmacy.
Why test both chlamydia and mycoplasma?
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria, Chlamydia trachomatis. It is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted infection in Sweden and is transmitted through unprotected sex. Often a person has no symptoms at all and does not know that they have chlamydia or mycoplasma genitalium. Mycoplasma has many similarities with the STI chlamydia and can also cause serious side effects, see below. However chlamydia and mycoplasma are treated with different antibiotics.
Both men and women can become infected. An untreated chlamydia infection in women can cause in infection in the fallopian tubes, which in turn can lead to ectopic pregnancy and reduced fertility. Men can get epididymitis, prostatitis, urethral inflammation and impaired fertility.
Price for combo test (chlamydia and mycoplasma): SEK 399 including VAT
Price for medical advice and access to e-prescriptions: SEK 300 (VAT-free)