SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - ConnectedHealth, a provider of health monitoring connectivity solutions, and Fitbug, which offers consumer health monitoring services and devices, today announced a partnership to provide combined consumer and health care provider fitness and health monitoring solutions.
Effective fitness and health monitoring requires that consumer data be made available to health care providers remotely -- which also gives consumers visibility into their progress and measurements. ConnectedHealth provides health care organizations with remote health monitoring solutions via the ConnectedHealth eHealth platform and care provider applications. Fitbug's products offer users personalized health programs by tracking their progress in terms of weight, activity and blood pressure. Together, the combined capabilities of the two companies enable personalized health care and fitness monitoring with health care provider access and oversight.
ConnectedHealth's eHealth platform 3.0 (EH3.0) is a secure personal health record Software-as-a-Service platform that facilitates end-to-end connectivity between medical devices and electronic medical records. The EH3.0 platform supports connectivity with ConnectedHealth's proprietary and Continua-based gateway devices and applications, and FitBug's personal health management systems.
Consumers measure their personal fitness and health with Fitbug weight scales, activity monitors and blood pressure monitors. Health care providers access the eHealth platform to improve their patient management regime by monitoring a patient's health condition. The benefits include:
- Improved patient engagement and ability to self-manage care
- Improved provider engagement
- Patient loyalty
- Improved care-coordinating performance
"Bringing together consumer and health care provider fitness and health care measurements gives real advantages," said Paul Landau, CEO of Fitbug. "Together, ConnectedHealth and Fitbug provide consumers with real time information on their health and fitness, while reducing health care costs and improving patient outcomes."
By providing a system to enable patients to self-manage their health, insurance companies stand to benefit through reduced admissions and medical claims. Additionally, interfaces are available to integrate with incentive/rewards programs, tying compliance (through regular readings) into these programs for better overall results.
Fitbug is a leading provider of online health and well-being services to help individuals to improve their lifestyles by making realistic changes to their daily routine. Key market sectors include health insurance and rewards providers, workplace health programmes, fitness operators and consumers. Increasingly, Fitbug's platform acts as the driving force behind third party services such as white label sites, activity driven games and challenge microsites and rewards programmes. The Company's main focus is now on building strategic partnerships with organisations, with the United States as a key market, which can integrate Fitbug into their own service/product offerings or resell to their customer base. The Fitbug business was founded by Paul Landau, CEO of Fitbug Limited. Fergus Kee, Executive Chairman of the Company is the former Managing Director of Bupa's UK and North American Division. For more information visit www.fitbug.com.
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.
ConnectedHealth sells its eHealth Platform to health care providers who seek to reduce the cost of patient care by keeping patients that can be cared for remotely out of hospitals.
For more information, please visit www.connhealth.com or follow ConnectedHealth on Facebook or Twitter.