Medic4all's telemedicine system granted FDA approval

Zug 10 October 2006The United States Food and Drug Administration has granted a 510(k) approval to Medic4all's telemedicine system (VMS-01). The VMS-01 is intended to collect and transmit physiological information, such as glucose levels, via standard telephone lines or the Internet to local or remote computer systems for use by the patient or a health care professional. Medic4all's telemedicine system is commercially available.

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The FDA approved VMS-01 telemedicine system consists of the MedicGate tool that collects the measured medical parameters from the patient's monitoring device and transmits the data over a telephone line (PSTN) to a measurement remote access server (MRAS). The MRAS can receive measurements simultaneously from multiple MedicGate devices via telephone lines and stores them in a database.

The monitoring centre workstation application (MOC) uses the information in the database for analysis and displays the patient's complete medical record to the health care operator. The patient's medical record is also available over the Internet in a secure web medical file (MWS) for access by the patient or used by his physician. The MWS is a multilingual electronic medical record (EMR) which permits viewing and downloading of a patient's collected medical measurements, including pathologies, allergies, images and other data. The MWS also features a video conferencing between the patient and the medical monitoring centre operator.

"Having the FDA approval for the VMS-01 system is the culmination of more than four years of research into the needs of homecare services and diseases management programmes that target the Baby boomers' health care growing needs", stated Doron Korman, president of Medic4all group. "With the worldwide growing costs of health care, our technology and services platforms offer tools for providing homecare services to patients at their own environment anytime and anywhere, thus reducing the pressure on the health care organisations. Medic4all's vision is to facilitate an efficient delivery of health care solutions worldwide."

Medic4all Group develops and markets innovative proprietary e-Health/telemedicine wireless technology and services that improve health care management for homecare services, diseases management programmes, remote patient monitoring and Tele-Assistance services (PERS). Medic4all's wireless telemedicine system offers the following medical parameters: Blood pressure, 1 Lead ECG, Heart rate, Heart rhythm regularity, Respiratory rate, Oxygen saturation (SpO2), Body temperature, Blood sugar levels (glucose) and Weight scale.

Medic4all prides itself in the constant release and expansion of its product lines with new and improved wireless devices and software that are the state-of-the-art technology in the telemedicine market. More company news is available in the VMW December 2005 article Medic4All announces the release of five new telemedicine products.


Leslie Versweyveld

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