Diabetes: M Medical Advisory Board to Accelerate Innovation in Digital Healthcare Products

Sirma Medical Systems organized its first official Diabetes:M’s Medical Advisory Board on Feb, 22. The main strategic goal of the newly formed Advisory Board is to play as a think tank and driving force for the future development of the innovative products of Sirma Medical Systems. The professionals will mainly focus on further product development of the following products: - Diabetes:M – a leading mobile application for diabetes monitoring, with a module for doctors and clinics; - Medrec:M – a multifunctional digital health diary and a modern telemedicine system.

The regular advisory meetings will be held each quarter, including discussion about the products’ features, analyses of the patient feedback and evaluation of the needs for new functionalities. The ultimate goal is to provide the highest medical services aligned with the leading international healthcare standards.

Currently, the members of the Medical Advisory Board are a team of prominent specialists in endocrinology, cardiology, and pediatric rheumatology:

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radka Savova, MD, Ph.D., paediatrician, an endocrinologist with many years of experience in diabetes treatment. Specialist in diagnosing and treating childhood diseases, pediatric endocrinology, growth, and development problems. Assoc. Prof. Savova heads the Department of Diabetes at the Children’s Hospital SBAL “Prof. Dr. Ivan Mitev” in Sofia.
  • Dr. Tanya Andreeva, paediatrician and pediatric rheumatologist at the Children’s Orthopedic Clinic of USBAL “Prof. B. Boychev”. Dr. Andreeva has over 10 years of experience and is the winner of the Golden Apple Award from the National Network for Children for Contribution to the Life of the New Generation.
  • Dr. Ivan-Asen Shishmanov, a cardiologist at the UMBALSM “N. I. Pirogov” hospital and winner of the international award from the annual scientific forum in Vienna – SPAF Academy (Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation). Dr. Shishmanov is the founder of two medical sites and the author of numerous scientific publications.

The meeting agenda included discussing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on people with chronic conditions and the critical need for robust innovations for overall healthcare digitalization. The professionals also elaborated on the doctors’ overload in managing patient information, which consumed much of their precious time and the lack of cooperation from government institutions and agencies. The participants confirmed the great importance of digital technologies as a key to optimizing and improving healthcare services worldwide.

The Board discussed a very creative approach to engaging Generation Z and younger users with gamification of the applications, which is a global trend in mobile applications and a very native way to communicate with youngsters.

Read the full news here.