A picture in the right context is worth a thousand words.
In our private lives, we all like to take photos to remind us of an interesting slide from a presentation, or to find the right shelves in IKEA's self-service warehouse, for example.
Photography has been used in medicine ever since its invention and it is an important part of the documentation of results and research work. Today, however, pictures are often taken with compact cameras and organized on file servers in folder structures.
That means the photos need to be stored manually and are often not accessible by other teams. The process of taking and storing these pictures is time-consuming.
Worst of all, re-using these valuable artefacts in order to analyse the healing process or to compile pictures for research or training is very inconvenient and takes a lot of time!
Before we founded our company, we analysed the market. Around 500 European doctors took part in the survey. By 2015, more than half of them already indicated that they were using their smartphones for clinical photo documentation.
Are they putting their smartphone pictures to a data graveyard file server? What do you think?
Not really. Many hospital teams have already started using the available technology. They manage patient images with cloud services and share photos with non-data protection compliant messenger apps like WhatsApp.
We decided to investigate these loose ends and started to connect them with our apps. With imitoCam , we have succeeded in making photo documentation much easier.
Our passion for radically simplifying everyday clinical tasks has already produced another intuitive tool with imitoScan.
Today we are very proud that our solutions are already being used in over twenty hospitals (References and partners) in Switzerland and Germany. Since 2016, our interdisciplinary team has learned a lot about the practical use of our apps by implementing them in hospitals within first successful projects.
It is great to make a contribution to the digital transformation in healthcare with imito AG!
CEO and Co-Founder
Chrysanth gained valuable experience of the special requirements in the clinical environment when working as a consultant and manager of imaging management projects in hospitals for years. He built a solid and diverse informatics knowledge as an IT security consultant in a medium-sized company. Along with his master’s degree in Information Technology in Healthcare, Chrysanth brings new ideas, methods and plenty of motivation.
CTO and Co-Founder
Manuel graduated with his Master Degree in Computer Science from the University of Fribourg and, gained experience as a system administrator in a medical practice in over 20 years. After having worked as an application developer programming web-based software for the Swiss Federal Railways, Manuel has been a business analyst and project manager at Novartis in the biomedical research for 5 years. His expertise in the field of medical information technology strengthen imito’s range of competencies.
Prof. Dr. Christian Johner is the founder and owner of the Johner Institute for Information Technology in Health Care . He is an internationally recognised expert in the field of medical software. As a professor he teaches software architecture, software engineering, software quality management and medical informatics at several universities. His consultancy service focuses on the slim execution and implementation of quality management systems, processes and tools.
Professor Christian Lovis MD MPH teaches at the University of Geneva and is the chairman of the division of medical information sciences at the University Hospital of Geneva (HUG). In addition he is the president of HIMSS Switzerland and member of the boards HIMSS Europe and HIMSS Global; the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is the largest organization for IT in healthcare. Christian provides extensive experience in development and deployment of regional and national IT solutions for hospitals and care facilities. For more than 10 years he was responsible for the clinical information system of the University Hospital of Geneva.