*Linking health coaches to life-changing data
*Maintaining health from your home
Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 13 February 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]
Because The Health Bank (THB) associates better health with optimal weight, the global health company is offering its members a comprehensive weight loss program through its latest collaboration with Medisanté. Medisanté allows THB to seamlessly connect health coaches to patient-generated health data (PGHD) of patients suffering from diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular or obesity issues.
Medisanté leverages the best of global IoT and Cloud technologies to automatically send the device-readings of home patients to the designated health coach.
“Our aim is to make remote patient monitoring through multiple medical devices simple for the patient,” says Gilles Lunzenfichter, VP Sales and Marketing at Medisanté. “Once a cellular device has been assigned to a patient by the health coach, no Bluetooth/Wi-Fi pairing is required to transmit its readings. If it’s that simple for the patient, the sky is the limit for The Health Bank to cost-effectively scale innovative health coaching initiatives such as their new Weight Loss Program”, he adds.
Explaining exactly how the system works, Gilles Lunzenfichter says: “We have embedded global IoT sim cards within all our medical device, such as the body composition scale used by The Health Bank. Basically, the health coach pairs the device in his system and says: ‘Mr Jones, here is your weighing scale. The only thing you now have to do is go home and weigh yourself once a day’. It is what we call zero-touch configuration for the patient.”
The direct-to-cloud connectivity makes the data transmission to the clinical system of The Health Bank secure and hassle-free for both the patient and the health coach.
The Health Bank Strategy and Support Manager, Zarmina Jafar, believes this partnership is crucial to the Weight Loss segment of The Health Bank’s offerings. “The seamless connectivity to life-changing readings is spearheading the way in which the members of The Health Bank want to manage their health these days,” she says. “Together with Medisanté, The Health Bank is delivering a new model of connected care.”
About The Health Bank
Founded in Dubai in 2016, The Health Bank (THB) is a global health management company that offers individuals, families, and corporate clients a variety of services to support and manage their health and wellness. With a strong focus on prevention and wellness, THB empowers their members to be proactive about attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Through their expertise in care coordination, THB offers members and their loved ones’ peace of mind when facing any healthcare challenge, wherever they are in the world, no matter how complex the case is.
Medisanté is the global leader in medical IoT. It is based in Switzerland and is an innovator in the Personal Connected Health Alliance where it chairs the new direct-to-cloud workgroup. It connects cellular medical devices with ANY clinical system via a global IoT hub. By combining the best of global IoT and cloud technologies with the best of healthcare compliance and privacy, it allows leading clinical software vendors and healthcare providers to scale Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). Medisanté firmly believes that Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) enable a new connected care model, alongside in-person care.