KORE Wireless Data Network Powers MedApps System for Remote Health Monitoring; Companies to Demonstrate the Power of Telehealth Solutions at ATA Mid-Year Meeting
Palm Springs, Calif.— American Telemedicine Association Mid-Year Meeting— September 23, 2009—KORE Telematics, the world's largest digital wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, today announced that MedApps telehealth solutions are now certified for use on the KORE network. The MedApps Mobile Wireless Health Monitoring System relies on the KORE cellular M2M network to remotely collect, store and report timely and accurate health information from any location.
"MedApps is committed to developing health monitoring connectivity solutions that drive down healthcare costs by improving patient compliance," said Kent Dicks, MedApps founder and CEO. "Our innovative telehealth solutions require reliable and ubiquitous wireless network coverage. KORE understands the unique needs of our business and is a key provider in the delivery of our remote health monitoring solutions."
A number of health conditions, including diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), asthma (COPD) and hypertension, can be monitored remotely while a patient is at home, improving care and significantly reducing healthcare costs. The FDA-cleared MedApps System automatically collects and transmits data via the KORE network from a remote patient's health monitor to a specified care provider. Healthcare professionals have the ability to monitor and review transmitted data, and can even integrate it into existing electronic medical records.
"Telehealth applications are an exciting area of growth in the M2M market, and depend on highly reliable, ubiquitous and cost-effective wireless networks. Compelling applications such as those delivered by MedApps offer the benefits of remote health monitoring to patients nearly anywhere," said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO, KORE Telematics. "KORE is the leading provider of the specialized wireless data network services that power a number of emerging telehealth applications. The KORE network helps ensure that remote health monitoring applications deliver the desired cost savings and patient care enhancements."
KORE Telematics (booth #4) and MedApps (booth #30) will be demonstrating the power of remote telehealth solutions at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Mid- Year Meeting, being held September 23 – 25, 2009 at the Hyatt Grand Champion Resort, Villas and Spa in Palm Springs, Calif.
MedApps develops innovative products and applications for remote health monitoring that aid in the treatment of chronic disease and can effectively reduce healthcare costs. The FDA cleared MedApps System provides a convenient, low-cost way to transmit, store and report timely, accurate health information anywhere. The company's unique solution utilizes wireless technology and focuses on ease of use to increase compliance and improve patient outcomes. MedApps is a recognized leader in field of telehealth, recently winning the Nokia MobileRules Competition, the Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation Award for Wireless Point of Care and being selected a finalist of the Dell / NFIB Excellence Award. For more information, please visit www.medapps.com.
About KORE Telematics
KORE Telematics is the world's largest fully digital wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly-expanding machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Companies in fields as diverse as security, utilities, health care and fleet management, as well as government agencies, are implementing M2M solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and to expand customer services. Through its extensive network of application and hardware partners, KORE enables complete solutions for vehicle tracking, homeland security, automated metering and dozens of other M2M applications. KORE's long-term, direct agreements with Tier 1 wireless operator partners allow it to offer a range of technologies—including GSM, HSPA, CDMA and EV-DO—that ensures the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.