Many companies successfully exhibited at the ATA meeting held this week in Las Vegas. Many of the new products generated a great deal of excitement in the exhibit hall, at the sessions and panel discussions, and at networking events.
Spotlight on some of the newest products and ideas:
- Intel exhibited its first home medical device the Intel® Health Guide, a care management tool designed for healthcare professionals who manage patients with chronic conditions. Intel has now entered into a new category of personal health systems that go beyond the simple remote patient monitoring systems now available. The system combines an in-home patient device (Intel® Health Guide PHS6000) as well as an online interface (Intel ® Health Care Management Suite) allowing clinicians to monitor patients in their homes and manage care remotely. Go to www.intel.com/healthcare/ps/healthguide/wtb.htm
- GE and Intel have formed an Alliance to market and develop home-based health technologies to help seniors and patients with chronic conditions. The companies intend to invest more than $250 million over the next five years for research and product development of home-based health technologies. The market for telehealth and home health monitoring is predicted to grow from $3 billion in 2009 to an estimated $7.7 billion by 2012. Go to www.ge.com/press/intelhealthalliance
- RS TechMedic B.V came from the Netherlands to exhibit their Dyna-Vision© device for the U.S. market. With this device, physicians can monitor vital signs and cardiopulmonary events in ambulant and home-care patients at anytime from anywhere in the world. The device is a small light weight and portable device about the size of a PDA and is worn in a belt pouch. The device automatically transmits cardiac and respiratory events when they occur. The information is transmitted to a central server which can be located anywhere such at a hospital or telemedicine service center. Go to www.dyna-vision.com
- Global Media provides video imaging and visual communications solutions used in telemedicine. The company just unveiled their newest addition to their product line “TransportAV”. Mounted on a stretcher, TransportAV allows for medical consultations from the field to go directly to the clinic or hospital when a patient is being transported. The remote doctor has the ability to control all the aspects of the consult. The system features a military-grade touch screen PC, a 3G Aircard, a controllable camera, echo canceling microphone, a Clear Steth ™ Stethoscope, a TotalExam ™ examination camera, and a Bluetooth wireless keyboard with headset for private conversations. All of this is designed into an adjustable compact unit. Go to www.globalmedia.com or call Jay Culver at +1 (480) 922-044 extension 220
- Honeywell HomMed just announced LifeStream Connect and Life Stream View as part of their two new offerings in the Honewell LifeStream Telehealth Ecosystem. LifeStream Connect is a suite of interfaces that seamlessly integrated critical EMR and other point-of-care applications in a single platform Clinicians can use a unified application for patient monitoring and no longer have to switch between disparate systems. The system enables clinicians to securely monitor patients from any web-based browser. The system can also securely access and track patient information in real time and identify developing health trends. Life Stream View enables patients, families, and healthcare providers easy, secure access to patient information via the internet. Go to www.honeywellnow.com or contact Eric Zalas at Eric.Zalas@Honeywell.com or call 262-252-5798
- LogicMark, LLC introduced their newest product called FreedomAlert with two features that make it stand out. First, the product has the world’s smallest two-way voice communicator and secondly, the device requires no monthly fee since the central monitoring stations used by the competition is bypassed. The product has a two way speakerphone right in a miniature pendant. Go to www.logicmark.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- American TeleCare exhibited their new cellular option for establishing telehealth connectivity. The ATI LifeView™ Telehealth Patient Station features compact easy to use patient stations that gather and send information on health status questions by patients as well as provide objective clinical data from integrated medical peripherals. Narrated instructions complement multi-media instructions to guide patients through their telehealth tasks. Individualized patient education and self-care instruction are integrated within the flow of patient tasks. A dashboard display on the system’s Provider Stations color-codes summaries of each patient’s current health risk status. Clinicians can set specific thresholds for each patient to red flag significant changes. The system offers electronic stethoscope options and interactive video. Go to http://americantelecare.com/prod_lifeview.html
- NeuroCall ™ Inc. offers remote neurology services to any facility that needs coverage. Unlike most other telemedicine services, it strictly focuses on neurological services. The team has 26 neurologists and three ARNO’s with services offered in many languages. The company has offices located in Miami, New Hampshire, and Spain. Expertise in all facets of neurology is delivered to any facility with a high speed internet connection. A specialist can appear on the screen in an ER facility within minutes. A video demonstration of the service can be viewed at www.neurocall.com or for more info, email Joshua Randall at email@example.com .