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Telehealth Monitor Based On Open Standards Now Available

Monday, March 19, 2007 General News J E 4
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The new RTX Telehealth Monitor collects vital signs and subjective patient information from patient questionnaires and sends the data directly to the clients own Clinical Information System. Hannover Germany (CEBIT) - March 19 2007: RTX Healthcare today launches the new RTX3370 Telehealth Monitor which is an interactive and simple to use device designed specifically to improve the way of providing healthcare to patients outside hospitals suffering from chronic diseases such as heart failure COPD diabetes and other chronic diseases. “The RTX3370 Telehealth Monitor is targeting the disease management and home healthcare industry to monitor chronically ill patients at home” said Bjarne Flou Managing Director of RTX Healthcare. “The uniqueness of our product is that it is offered as a system device which interoperates directly with our clients Clinical Information Systems. Our business model is based on hardware sales compared to most other competing solutions in the industry where the devices are tied up to a proprietary infrastructure and the business model are based on a monthly fee fee per user and likewise”. Swiss Centre for Telemedicine Medgate a provider of disease management and telehealth services is among the first customers to integrate the RTX3370 into their portfolio of telehealth offerings. “The reason why Medgate decided to work with RTX and chose the RTX3370 Telehealth Monitor was that the RTX3370 is a strong and powerful means of engaging especially elderly patients actively in our health programs” said Andy Fisher CEO of Medgate. “The simplicity appeal and flexibility of this product is unique. Furthermore the way Medgate and RTX work together allows us to customize our offerings exactly to our needs.” The RTX3370 engages the patients through personalized daily interactions and questionnaires while collecting vital signs. The vital signs such as weight blood pressure and blood glucose information are transmitted seamlessly via Bluetooth InfraRed or RS232 from industry standard wired or wireless peripheral biomedical devices to the RTX3370. All peripheral devices are standard of-the-shelf products from third party industry leading suppliers. Data are sent through the regular telephone systems and the global Internet to the clients own Clinical Information System using open standards such as Webservices and SSL128. Other unique features of the RTX3370 Telehealth Monitor include a large easy to read color display simple bottoms and speaker for vocalization of the patient dialogue. For further information please visit: www.rtxhealthcare.com
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