|By||http://e27.cohttp://e27.sg/2012/12/03/connectedhealth-gets-us530k-funding-from-get2volume-for-remote-health-management-system-deployment/||| Dec 3, 2012 | Asia|
Electronic healthcare records and remote health management are a hot topic in the international technology and health-related industries. With the rise of cloud computing, connected healthcare providers are better-able to service patients as records, insurance information and payments can easily be pulled from the cloud. With this in view, Singapore-based Get2Volume has just invested US$530,000 to ConnectedHealth, a provider of remote health management systems.
Get2Volume will incubate ConnectedHealth, and has co-funded the startup alongside the Singapore National Research Foundation and U.S. healthcare firm Sovran, Inc. The fund will be used to accelerate the deployment and implementation of ConnectedHealth’s wireless health monitoring system.
ConnectedHealth’s remote management system uses a mix of proprietary software and standard hardware readily available in the market. The system uses an Android phone configured to start up with ConnectedHealth’s proprietary remote health manager application (HMA), which acts as a gateway that routes patient data to an electronic medical record server located at a secure site.
ConnectedHealth CEO Mike Holt has highlighted the seamless use as one of the advantages of its HMA. “Health care providers have demonstrated that the ConnectedHealth wireless platform reduces health care costs,” he added.
In particular, the funding will be used to accelerate ConnectedHealth’s deployment in its primary U.S. and Australian markets as well as explore other potential regions. “With this funding, ConnectedHealth is providing its proven eHealth solution beyond its initial deployments to patient systems in the U.S. and Australia where reducing health care costs while improving patient care is a focus,” Holt said.
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