PWA technology and central information system e-recepta [e-prescription] for superior patient support

Gemini Apps and Divante partnered to make it easier for patients to access doctor-prescribed medications. The project focused on integrating progressive web applications with Pimcore PIM and e-prescription solutions to create a pioneering platform that gives patients the ability to check the availability of medicines at the pharmacy of their choice

Gemini Apps and Divante partnered to make it easier for patients to access doctor-prescribed medications. The project focused on integrating progressive web applications with Pimcore PIM and e-prescription solutions to create a pioneering platform that gives patients the ability to check the availability of medicines at the pharmacy of their choice.

Pimcore Strategic Partner
Customer
  • Gemini Polska
Solution Partner
Industry
Products Used
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Customer Key Facts

183
Locations
3 000
Employees
31 000
Products
Challenge

To enable Patients to search for and book medicines during the pandemic

At the beginning of 2020, the Polish government launched a nationwide electronic prescription program (the e-recepta [e-prescription] program). It is connected to the national healthcare system and allows patients to fill prescriptions based on their national PESEL identification number and a unique code confirming receipt at any given pharmacy. Gemini quickly recognized the needs that emerged with the introduction of the program, particularly in terms of patient service and the work of pharmacists. Gemini specialists focused on three key areas for improvement, around which the application development began. Gemini's aim was to address these expectations and needs and support patients through a dedicated app, offering access to relevant information on the availability of their medicines and free booking.
Solution

Non-standard solutions, data security and flexible architecture

The developers began by designing the architecture for the new applications - dedicated systems, including a booking management system. Above all, they had to ensure communication with the pharmacy module, the service responsible for managing warehouse data, and the system supporting bookings in the pharmacy, while maintaining a minimalist form. The new frontend was created using vue.js, while the backend was based on Pimcore CMS. As a result of combining asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX) with the backend, the frontend has become much faster and retrieves additional content only when a user lands on a new page. The uninterrupted performance of Gemini Apps is taken care of by Kubernetes and the load balancer, which analyses the server load and duplicates the microservices used. This allows the load to be spread across additional servers if and when needed. The use of a microservice approach enables the new Gemini Apps solution to be developed securely in the future and ex
Results

Easy and quick access to medicines for patients throughout Poland

The Recepta Gemini [Gemini Prescription] app was first launched in the second quarter of 2020.The app is constantly being updated and expanded with new functionalities giving users the chance to search for and book medicines safely and quickly. A year since its launch, the application for fast and convenient booking of medicines and other products from the pharmacy range is available in the Google Play store. It is steadily gaining popularity among teenagers, adults, and seniors alike. Making a booking for medicines is not necessary, but is additional functionality for registered users. Logged users may use additional functions, such as access to other bookings, history of previous purchases, or making requests for medicines that are not currently available. Thanks to the modular architecture using microservices, the newly introduced application can be easily expanded in the future. We hope that soon users will also be able to take advantage of many other features of the applicat

Key Results

30%
Shortened Time to market
45%
Increased Website Traffic

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