Bell Mobility and IgeaCare Systems Inc. bring to market eHealth mobile solutions for chronic disease management (CDM)

Vancouver 05 May 2008At the eHealth Conference in Vancouver BC, Bell Mobility and IgeaCare Systems Inc. have launched the next generation of eHealth solutions combining IgeaCare' Healthanywhere intelligent software solutions with Bell's network. IgeaCare is an innovator in the field of intelligent health care solutions (e-health) for patients at home or on the go. The solution can remotely handle Chronic Disease Management (CDM) by capturing medical information from wireless medical devices and establishing video visits (e-visits). The solution automates electronic record of care and track patient outcomes, making it possible to implement integration of patient data into an Electronic Health Record (EHR).

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The Healthanywhere software is delivered securely over the cellular network by way of smart phones such as BlackBerry's, portable tablet PCs, home patient stations, stationary and mobile kiosks. Telehealth solutions have numerous applications such as screening and diagnosis of medical conditions, daily monitoring of vital signs and medication reminders, secure real-time transfer and access to medical information and provide an information portal for families.

"As health care becomes more specialized and less hospital-centric, patients are receiving care from an increasing number of providers and at different locations. Patients are also becoming more pro-active in managing their health. Bell's offering enables health care providers and enterprises to reduce the cost of delivering services with the right mix of technology and hands on care", stated Martin Beauclair Sr. Vice President of Sales and Business Development for IgeaCare Systems Inc.

"We recognize that health care professionals and citizens require a wide variety of services and the needs of both of these user groups are quite different. At Bell we take care to transmit information securely and efficiently so hospitals and health care providers can be more accessible and accountable to Canadians", stated Philippe Jetté, Vice President Data Solutions for Bell Mobility.

Bell Canada is Canada's national expert in communications with 28 million customer connections across the country. The company provides consumers with simple solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services, wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. More company news is available in the VMW August 2003 article Amnis provides key MPEG-2 systems for Bell Canada tele-robotic surgery.

IgeaCare Systems Inc. offers world-class Telehealth and Telemedicine technology and develops and manufactures state-of-the-art telephony based communication systems, Computer Telephony Integration (CTI), Interactive Voice Response and Predictive Dialing capabilities with a focus on the health care, public safety, education, and retail sectors. Its technology coupled with its strategic partnerships, enables the company to deliver one of the most robust and versatile product portfolios in IT and Communications today. More company news is available in the VMW April 2008 article We Care Health Services partners with IgeaCare Systems to deliver Healthanywhere for chronic disease management in Canada.


Leslie Versweyveld

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