Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Aerotel to showcase personal homecare solutions at Brazil's Hospitalar 2010

Aerotel Medical Systems will present its innovative personal homecare solutions at the Hospitalar 2010 expo and conference, which will take place in São Paulo, Brazil on May 25-28, 2010.

During the show, Aerotel will showcase its e-CliniQ Homecare System for remote monitoring of various health parameters and other eHealth and mHealth solutions. Ofer Atzmon, VP Business Development and Marketing at Aerotel, will present the Heartline ECG Monitoring and GeoSkeepr Personal Safety Device at the Israeli booth at the Green Pavilion N87, which is located at the Expo Center Norte.

Hospitalar, which is the largest specialized event in the medical market in Latin America, is an international fair of products, equipment, services and technologies for hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies and clinics.

1,200 exhibitors will present their services and products to some 86,000 professional visitors. Hospitalar is organized in cooperation with MEDICA - World Fair of Medicine and is affiliated to the International Hospital Federation (IHF), the worldwide association of hospitals.

Aerotel's products Heartview P12/8, Heartview12L and HRS receiving software are already used and certified in Brazil market and the company has several local clients including ITMS, which provides a service to SAMU, the national ambulance service of
São Paulo state.

During the show Aerotel will hold a presentation describing the usage of mobile handheld ECG tele-monitoring devices by ambulance services and will present case studies of services in Brazil, Italy and in Russia.

Ambulance staffs (paramedics) use the devices to monitor people injured in car accidents or in various emergency situations at home. They can record the ECG trace and transmit it within minutes to a remote medical centre using their mobile phones. The service provides significant benefits, including critical time savings, enhanced level of emergency treatment, expert guidance to the ambulance staff and increased chances for patient recovery form critical situations.

Atzmon has presented already opportunities for cooperation in the field of Telemedicine and Home Telehealth, at a special seminar on technological cooperation between Brazil and Israel.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Aerotel to present innovative mHealth solutions at ATA 2010 conference

Aerotel Medical Systems will present new innovative and affordable personal Mobile Health (mHealth) solutions at the ATA 2010 conference, which will take place in San Antonio, Texas USA on May 16-18, 2010.

Aerotel will use the three day expo to demonstrate its Mobile-CliniQ, a mobile phone application that enables remote monitoring of various health parameters, such as electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure, blood glucose level, weight, etc.

This and other solutions, including e-CliniQ homecare, and other advanced telemedicine and telecare systems, will be presented by Ofer Atzmon, VP Business Development and Marketing, at Aerotel's Booth 825 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

ATA 2010 is the world’s largest international meeting and tradeshow, which is focusing exclusively on telemedicine and telehealth. It is organized by The American Telemedicine Association and is aimed at answering growing public demand for telemedicine, which is now widely recognized as an integral part of modern quality healthcare.

With the spreading usage of smart phones, Web applications, remote monitoring devices and social media, a growing number of patients are using these tools to improve their own healthcare. At the ATA 2010, the advantages of telemedicine will be exposed in educational sessions, professional networking and access to vendors.

The general sessions at ATA 2010 feature insightful keynotes, including Aneesh Chopra, Federal Chief Technology Officer of the United States, MG James K. Gilman, Commanding General, US Army Medical Research, and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick, and John P. Howe, President & CEO of the international health foundation, Project HOPE.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Healthcare Smartphone apps to push mHealth revenues

Healthcare Smartphone apps are expected to significantly contribute to mHealth revenues according to a report released by Juniper Research.

The number of mobile fitness and healthcare application has already reached some 5,000. Most healthcare apps provide health information to professionals or end users, while fitness apps are available to measure calorie intake or measure distance travelled for those running.

According to the report healthcare Smartphone apps are expected to significantly contribute to mHealth revenues. Eventually a new market will spawn for advanced apps which integrate sensors worn on the body. It further indicated that in the past eighteen months there has been a renewed interest in mHealth from operators globally.

"Mobile monitoring will demonstrate substantial growth in the US and some other developed markets,” said Anthony Cox, Senior Analyst at Juniper Research.

Cox noted, however, that while mobile monitoring will contribute to healthcare cost savings in developed markets, national wealth and the structure of the healthcare market in a given geographical region will have an important bearing on the extent to which it is rolled out. "In Africa, for example, the opportunities for mHealth monitoring will be limited, instead, SMS based education programs will be rolled out there and these can be of great benefit."

The report also indicated that income from remote patient monitoring over cellular networks is expected to rise to almost $1.9 billion globally by 2014. The writers added that heart based monitoring in the US accounts for the bulk of early mobile monitoring roll-outs.