Telehealth monitor based on open standards now available from RTX Healthcare

Hannover 19 March 2007RTX Healthcare has launched the new RTX3370 Telehealth Monitor, which is an interactive and simple to use device, designed specifically to improve the way of providing health care to patients outside hospitals suffering from chronic diseases such as heart failure, COPD, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

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"The RTX3370 Telehealth Monitor is targeting the disease management and home health care industry to monitor chronically ill patients at home", stated 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 is based on a monthly fee, fee per user and likewise."

The 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 programmes", stated 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 client's 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 colour display, simple buttons and speaker for vocalization of the patient dialogue.

RTX Healthcare focuses on helping people suffering from chronic diseases to live a better and longer life with their disease. RTX Healthcare specializes in the development and manufacturing of wireless medical devices for remote monitoring. Its vision is to be known and recognized as a market leader in the health care industry for delivering the most appropriate and cost-effective solutions.

RTX Healthcare is a division within RTX Telecom A/S, which is an internationally oriented group with the goal to be the preferred partner for development and production of advanced wireless communication IP and solutions. The company's headquarter is located in Denmark with offices in California, Romania and Hong Kong. RTX Telecom A/S is listed on the NordicStock Exchange (OMX). More news on RTX Healthcare is available in the VMW September 2004 article RTX Healthcare launches wireless breakthrough for home health monitoring.


Leslie Versweyveld

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