Verizon Wireless is teaming up with BL Healthcare of Foxboro, MA to trial an at-home wireless system for patient care. There’s not much detail in the press release about the technologies involved, but we suspect the trial will be based around BL Healthcare’s TCx Interactive System.
TCx Interactive System features from the product page:
Interactive touch screen displays vital sign data to the patient, as well as messages, medication reminders, and queries from the health care provider that the patient can acknowledge and answer Touch screen allows patient to select and view multimedia educational videos sent by the health care provider to enhance learning and comprehension Setup in the home is as simple as plugging in the power (telephone and Ethernet versions also require connection of the telephone line or Ethernet cable) Wireless vital sign monitoring devices can be placed in the home where they are most logical and beneficial for patient use Automatically transmits vital sign data to a secure server. System is easily folded up and transportable. Cellular version automatically connects from any location with cellular service. Web-based care provider software requires only an internet-connected computer Web interface allows provider to customize health status questions and send personalized schedules based on a patient’s disease state and health status Web interface easily enables provider to send instant text messages and reminders that patients can acknowledge or respond to
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Press release: Verizon Wireless and BL Healthcare Trial Remote Healthcare Solutions
Product page: TCx Interactive System