SOURCE: ConnectedHealth

ConnectedHealth

June 02, 2011 13:55 ET

ConnectedHealth Brings on Leading Medical Device Makers to Provide Wireless Patient Care Solutions

Partnerships With A&D, Entra Health Systems and Nonin Medical Deliver Monitoring for Weight, Blood Pressure, Glucose, Blood Oxygen and Pulse on ConnectedHealth's eHealth Platform

SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - Jun 2, 2011) - ConnectedHealth, a provider of health monitoring connectivity solutions, today announced partnerships with three leading wireless health device manufacturers. Under the terms of the agreements, A&D Medical, Entra and Nonin Medical will provide, respectively, wireless weight scales and blood pressure monitors; wireless glucose meters and wireless pulse oximeters that operate on ConnectedHealth's eHealth platform.

The eHealth Platform from ConnectedHealth integrates into a health care provider's existing patient management systems and enables wireless patient monitoring -- at a cost of 25 percent less than existing wireless health solutions. ConnectedHealth is the first to leverage standard connectivity technology to provide support for third-party devices.

According to Mike Holt, CEO for ConnectedHealth, "Ensuring seamless connectivity with no patient involvement, requires compatible and integrated wireless devices. With A&D Medical, Nonin Medical and Entra medical devices, the ConnectedHealth eHealth platform seamlessly connects patients to their care givers, enabling them to more easily comply with their caregiver's instructions without the added effort of traveling to the health care facility."

"With ConnectedHealth and the A&D UA-767PBT and A&D UC-321PBT weight scales, patients measure their blood pressure and weigh themselves just as they normally would," noted Teruhisa Moriya, president and CEO for A&D. "The difference now is that the patient's care provider also sees these measurements simplifying the process and making the concept of eHealth a reality."

As managing costs becomes an increasingly important issue for health care organizations, it has been shown that a reduction in non-emergent, non-critical hospital visits would result in less costs being borne by the health care provider. Focused on reducing the cost of patient care by keeping patients that can be cared for remotely out of hospitals, ConnectedHealth believes that wireless monitoring holds great potential as a solution that will help improve profit margins for health care providers while providing optimum patient care.

"Entra's™ Bluetooth Blood Glucose Meter makes measuring glucose levels very easy," said John Hendel, Entra Health Systems CEO. "As part of a ConnectedHealth system, ease-of-use is taken one step further, and patients do not need to record the measurements as they will be sent directly to the health care provider."

Nonin's 9560 Bluetooth pulse oximeter easily and accurately captures two of the five essential vital signs used in monitoring patients with a variety of disease states (blood oxygen and pulse). Ease-of-use and accuracy are essential attributes for device acceptance by patients and health professionals.

ConnectedHealth's eHealth Platform is available now for integration into health care provider patient management systems. For more information, visit www.connhealth.com.

About EntraHealth Systems

Entra Health Systems is an international applied technology company whose charter is to improve healthcare management. Entra Health's products and services touch both the patient and caregiver in recognition of their unique partnership. Entra Health provides technologies that improve patient care while at the same time reducing the burden on healthcare providers. Improved patient care means improved patient outcomes. Improved outcomes reduce the cost of care.

About A&D Medical

A&D Medical manufactures blood pressure devices and other home health care products for home and professional use. Models include automatic, manual, ambulatory, kiosk style and accessories including activity monitors and weight scales.

A&D Medical is a division of A&D Engineering, and is ISO 13485:2003 certified. Since 1977, A&D Medical has manufactured and distributed a full line of advanced electronic blood pressure monitoring equipment and health care products for home and professional use. The company has established itself as a leader in home health monitoring technology through the development and introduction of a variety of unique products.

About Nonin Medical Inc.

Nonin Medical, Inc. is the inventor of fingertip and wireless fingertip pulse oximetry. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, with an additional service center in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Nonin Medical designs and manufactures noninvasive pulse oximeters, regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors, software and accessories globally. The company distributes its products to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries and has more than 100 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.nonin.com/ehealth

About ConnectedHealth Pte. Ltd.

ConnectedHealth is a wireless health innovator committed to developing health monitoring connectivity solutions that drive down health care costs by improving patient compliance. ConnectedHealth's eHealth Platform product is the first to provide an end-to-end connected solution for remote health management.

Through its eHealth Platform, ConnectedHealth addresses health care providers' demand for lower cost eHealth solutions that can scale by leveraging newly created standard communications standards, leveraging third party measurement devices and use of standard, third party health gateway hardware.

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