|By Business Wire||
|May 15, 2014 11:00 AM EDT||
Intel-GE Care Innovations™ and iHealth Lab, Inc. today announced a partnership that will integrate consumer-friendly iHealth* vital sign monitoring products into the Care Innovations™ Connect Platform for remote care management. The Care Innovations Connect Platform lets clinicians and care managers connect with patients in their homes to actively manage chronic conditions to potentially reduce emergency room visits and hospital admissions. The integration of the iHealth peripherals into the Care Innovations solutions helps remove the cost and complexity traditionally associated with using medical-grade monitoring devices to facilitate patient care in the home.
“Our partnership with iHealth underscores our commitment to connecting the care continuum to the home, which we firmly believe is necessary for improving health outcomes, especially for risk-bearing entities,” said Sean Slovenski, chief executive officer, Intel-GE Care Innovations. “iHealth Lab’s FDA-cleared products make health monitoring easier and more cost-effective at home, which will help break down the traditional technology and cost barriers associated with remote care from the home.”
The Care Innovations Connect Platform is a cloud-based application that can significantly reduce the complexity and cost of deploying a clinically driven remote care management program. The Connect RCM patient application facilitates the collection and transmission of daily biometric data measurements and provides access to clinician-directed health sessions, videoconferencing, and interactive education delivery. Through cloud-based API connectivity, data collected from the iHealth products will be integrated into Care Innovations Connect Platform to enable clinicians to access patient vital sign data from the home to provide timely and meaningful clinical interventions.
“The Care Innovations Connect cloud-based remote care management platform is a great way to bring value to the data collected by iHealth’s monitoring devices. Our simple and consumer-friendly designs make it easy to capture, upload and log important vital sign data and enable it to be shared with both clinical and informal caregivers through a single platform,” said Adam Lin, president of iHealth Lab, Inc. “This partnership brings our proven solutions directly to healthcare enterprises to cost-effectively connect consumers to their care teams via Care Innovations’ proven platform.”
Care Innovations will have the ability to integrate data from the full range of iHealth Lab wireless devices including blood pressure monitors, weight and body analysis scales, smart blood glucose monitors, and pulse oximeters. Care Innovations uses data and insights collected from the home monitoring to shape and implement cloud-based population health engagement programs.
About Intel-GE Care Innovations™
Intel-GE Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE Healthcare, connects the right technology, workflow, data, and people to improve care delivery and population engagement for better health. Leveraging a deep understanding of behavior change and a legacy of innovation, Care Innovations develops technology and provides in-depth services for healthcare, senior living, employers, and other organizations that need to affect people at home and in the normal course of their daily lives: translating financial risk to value. Care Innovations’ third-generation remote care management solutions aggregate data from a wide array of sensors and patient data sources to deliver insights for timely intervention and superior patient engagement with patients outside the formal care setting. Visit www.careinnovations.com to learn more.
About iHealth Lab, Inc.
iHealth is dedicated to helping people lead healthier lives. They are a leader in the design and manufacture of consumer-friendly, mobile personal healthcare products that are connected through the cloud. The company focuses on delivering high quality products that are easy-to-use, making it simple for consumers to accurately measure, track and share a full range of health vitals. By connecting the data through the cloud, consumers are able to see a more comprehensive view of their vitals, easily share data with healthcare professionals or caregivers and take an active role in managing their health. Visit www.ihealthlabs.com to learn more.
* iHealth is a trademark of iHealth Lab Inc.