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How Tricefy Supports International Clinical Collaboration for IVF Patients

In the last few years, The Birth Company in London, England, has experienced an increase in demand for gynecology scans to be sent to IVF clinics in Spain, Greece, and the Czech Republic where fertility treatments are more cost-effective for the patients.

To provide the highest possible quality of care for their patients, across specialist functions, and across national borders, obstetric and Gynecology practices in England use Tricefy to collaborate and network with international multidisciplinary teams in the Women’s Health and IVF segments. Through Tricefy collaboration, The Birth Company can share baseline imaging, lab results, consultations and more with practices abroad ensuring they are informed, prepared for the patients’ arrival, and better able to provide continuous, high-quality fertility treatments.

 

“We see women in our clinics who are going to go for their embryo transfer in other  countries. They go first of all because of the cost, since the cost of IVF in Britain is very high. The standard monthly IVF treatment in central London is about 6000 GBP”, says Dr. Donald Gibb. According to Time, the cost to do an average unsubsidized IVF cycle in the United States is around $12,000, but only between $2,500 and $5,000 in Continental Europe. Most patients will have multiple cycles and the cost difference between the countries pushes many women to travel abroad for treatments.

 

 

The patients would come to our clinics for scans of their ovaries and their wombs, and for blood tests.” The Birth Company sends over the gynecology scans through Tricefy to the fertility clinics in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Thessaloniki, Brno or Prague, places where more women can afford fertility treatments. Tricefy can impact the clinical outcomes for the patients. Now the IVF clinics can do a better job because they can review the scans and images we have sent to them before the patient arrives.”, says Dr. Donald Gibb, the Birth Company. 

 

“The patients would come to our clinics for scans of their ovaries and their wombs, and for blood tests.” The Birth Company sends over the gynecology scans through Tricefy to the fertility clinics in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Thessaloniki, Brno or Prague, places where more women can afford fertility treatments. “Tricefy can impact the clinical outcomes for the patients. Now the IVF clinics can do a better job because they can review the scans and images we have sent to them before the patient arrives.”, says Dr. Donald Gibb, The Birth Company. 

In COVID times, we have seen articles from the Guardian, and the Daily Mail, featuring patients having difficulties in traveling to perform their fertility treatments due to the restrictions. Dr. Gibb adds that even though there is a little bit less traveling at the moment, women are still gettings their scans at The Birth Company clinics today to be sent to fertility clinics abroad.

 

“We do Tricefy with just about every patient we see. We use the ViewPoint 6 program to create our reports and we store our images in DICOM within the Tricefy cloud. It’s very simple. All we do at the end of an ultrasound scan is to click the screen, and we either send all the images or select some of the images. And that is sent via Tricefy. It’s all done in one simple workflow integrated into the ViewPoint application.” Says Dr. Donald Gibb, The Birth Company in London. 

 

Dr. Donald Gibb has worked with developing and building up the Brith Company clinic for the past 20 years. During all those years, mainly as an obstetrician delivering babies, he has seen and used different solutions to give the patients their fetal images. We were initially attracted to the Cloud solution of Tricefy, the transmission of the images. I’ve been through polaroid images, heat-sensitive images, CDs, UBS sticks, videotapes, DV Ds – we have done it all during the past several years. And it is safe to say that Tricefy has changed our lives completely.”– Dr. Donald Gibb, The Birth Company in London.

The Birth Company, is a popular private practice in London and Cheshire. They offer all kinds of obstetrics and gynecology ultrasound services and conduct approximately 8000 scans per year. Having Tricefy at their practice provides a  unique value for their patients. Learn more about Dr. Donald Gibb and The Birth Company here: https://www.thebirthcompany.co.uk/

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