Life has no shortage of high-risk health crisis requiring isolation. Procedures like childbirth by c-section can put both mother and child at risk for infection. NICU stays necessitate strict visitor allotments, resulting in painful family separation for everyone. Similarly, end of life is often made more painful by isolation required in the ICU.
Consider the preponderance of bone marrow and other transplants, cancer treatment, burns, highly contagious and dangerous pathogens, and any number of conditions requiring immunosuppressive therapy.
MOBY can help improve outcomes in critical situations by making emotional support and participation in life safe and possible.
Common health conditions also require careful prevention of pathogen transmission. Kidney dialysis is a space of vulnerability for all patients. Immunodeficient patients accessing outpatient treatment are also at high risk for contagion.
For many people, disease-related home isolation is not a new concept. MOBY allows the thousands of people undergoing treatment for chronic conditions to participate in regular, important activities such as school and work, even during non-pandemic times.
The general functionality of hospitals benefits tremendously with MOBY. Flash isolation of potentially infectious patients in the emergency department to more efficient use of space, cross-contamination between patients and staff is avoided.
MOBY allows at-risk patients to move throughout the hospital for all their treatment needs. When in-hospital transmission is reduced, visitation from friends and family also become possible. This is of course also true for nursing homes, rehabilitation clinics, palliative care facilities.
The following is a non-exhaustive overview of use cases where MOBY can help
Neonatal intensive care unit stays
End of life care
Intensive care stays
Bone marrow transplants
All organ transplantations
Immunosupressive therapy patients
Immunodeficient patients in outpatient clinics
Immunosuppressed patients in public spaces
Flash isolation of infectious patients
Efficient use of hospital rooms
Reduction in patient-staff pathogen transmission
Less postponement of exams and treatment
Visitation from friends and family become possible
Prof. Dr. med. Angelika Eggert
Director Department of Pedriatrics, Department of Oncology and Hematology Charité University Hospital Berlin
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Phil. Martin Ebinger
Medical Director, Chief Physician Neurology Medical Park Berlin Humboldtmühle